Compact crossword - The Scotsman, 19/09/15

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Saturday’s puzzle

ACROSS

1 Cuts into small pieces (5)

4 A small fragment (5)

10 Informed (5)

11 A whip (7)

12 Put at risk (8)

13 Stream (4)

15 Considerate (6)

17 Benumb (6)

19 Principal (4)

20 Guard (8)

23 Comprise (7)

24 Stratagems (5)

25 A species of willow (5)

26 Supplicates (5)

DOWN

2 Store up (5)

3 Expecting (coll) (8)

5 Blow your own trumpet (4)

6 Stranded (7)

7 Stick your neck out (4,1,6)

8 A door-keeper (5)

9 Without significance (11)

14 An academic (8)

16 Renounces (7)

18 Wild cherries (5)

21 Malevolent (5)

22 Headland (4)

Friday’s solution

Across: 7 Czech Republic, 9 Alecost, 10 Gabon, 11 Oman, 12 Snare, 16 Nepal, 17 Croc, 21 Hippo, 22 Pivotal, 23 Liechtenstein.

Down: 1 Ecuador, 2 Senegal, 3 Throb, 4 Hungary, 5 Globe. 6 Scent, 8 Eating apple, 13 Lesotho, 14 Eritrea, 15 Iceland, 18 Chile, 19 Speed, 20 Avast.

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