Compact crossword - The Scotsman 18/10/14

18/10/14
18/10/14
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Saturday’s puzzle

ACROSS

1 Brushwood (5)

4 Find fault with (5)

10 In good condition (5)

11 Spare time (7)

12 Brief, pithy saying (8)

13 Short informal letter (4)

15 Baltic state (6)

17 Former pupils (6)

19 Vital spirit (4)

20 Sanctions (8)

23 Died out (7)

24 Find the answer (5)

25 Girl’s name (5)

26 Debentures (5)

DOWN

2 Infatuation (coll) (5)

3 Support from below (8)

5 Put down gently (4)

6 British novelist (1874-1965) (7)

7 Founded (11)

8 Luxurious (5)

9 Area of central London (11)

14 Outdoor (8)

16 Had confidence (in) (7)

18 Malice (5)

21 Well-founded (5)

22 A shore bird (4)

Friday’s solution

Across: 7 Traffic signal, 9 Run down, 10 Tread, 11 East, 12 Metro, 16 Route, 17 Viva, 21 Motor, 22 Brechin, 23 Speed merchant.

Down: 1 Starter, 2 Harness, 3 Afoot, 4 Mixture, 5 Under, 6 Slide, 8 Convertible, 13 Joyride, 14 Highway, 15 Magneto, 18 Smash, 19 Steel, 20 Fence.