Compact Crossword - The Scotsman 17/08/13

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Saturday’s puzzle...

Across

1 A hole in the ground (6)

4 Set at intervals (6)

9 Card game (5)

10 Brings to bear (7)

11 Apply friction to (3)

12 Pair up (9)

13 Percussion instruments (6-5)

18 Short-lived (9)

21 Designate (3)

22 Determination (7)

23 Entwine (5)

24 Flights of steps (6)

25 Just deserts (6)

DOWN

1 Craven (6)

2 Good-natured (7)

3 A special edition (5)

5 Well-liked (7)

6 Large Asian country (5)

7 Frustrated (6)

8 Lukewarm (4-7)

14 Large drinking glass (7)

15 Fortified wine (7)

16 Suit (6)

17 Subsided (6)

19 Old Testament book (5)

20 Supple (5)

Friday’s solution

Across: 1 Dandy, 7 Concorde,

8 Dowdy, 10 Distressed,

12 Deadlock, 14 Dell, 16 Made,

17 Addendum, 20 Dilly-dally,

23 Taxed, 24 Flowered, 25 Adder.

Down: 1 Dodged, 2 Dodd, 3 Dolt, 4 Acted, 5 Crescendo, 6 Feudal, 9 Yield, 11 Dandelion, 13 Cad,

15 Dealt, 16 Modify, 18 Minder,

19 Typed, 21 Aden, 22 Yard.