Compact crossword - The Scotsman 17/12/13

17/12/13
17/12/13
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Tuesday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 Old Testament patriarch (10)

8 Pillage (7)

9 Wild dog (5)

10 Undiluted (4)

11 Immediately (4)

12 Hire out (3)

14 Quake (6)

15 Swiss city (6)

18 Endearment (3)

20 A fool (coll) (4)

21 German car maker (4)

23 Loses one’s footing (5)

24 Small bird (7)

25 Brought to a standstill (10)

DOWN

1 Invest with authority (7)

2 Pitfall (4)

3 Cruel (6)

4 Put in jeopardy (8)

5 Abolish (5)

6 Cause to happen (5,2,4)

7 Gainsays (11)

13 Calm (8)

16 Exploded (7)

17 A cowboy of the pampas (6)

19 Hackneyed (5)

22 Chop (4)

Monday’s solution

Across: 7 Minima, 8 Enamel, 9 Mint, 10 Mainsail, 11 Mutual, 12 Moment, 14 Matter, 17 Miasma, 19 Marmoset, 21 Tea, 22 Megrim, 23 Ormolu.

Down: 1 Milieu, 2 Mistrust, 3 Mammal, 4 Medium, 5 Mass, 6 Median, 13 Meantime, 15 Amazed, 16 Resume, 17 Method, 18 Measly, 20 Mark.