Compact crossword - The Scotsman 20/03/2012

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Tuesday’s puzzle...

Across

1 A type of cotton (6)

4 Modifies (6)

9 Conflagration (7)

10 Penetrate (5)

11 Item of bric-a-brac (5)

12 Old Testament book (7)

13 Copying (11)

18 Italian wine (7)

20 Fantastic (5)

22 Bouquet (5)

23 Prevents (horses, etc) from winning (7)

24 Fiddle around (6)

25 Protect (6)

Down

1 Embrace (coll) (6)

2 Conclude (5)

3 Unrest (7)

5 Aspiration (5)

6 Blueprint (7)

7 Tension (6)

8 Links (11)

14 A fabulous animal (7)

15 Civil disorder (7)

16 Buttonhole (6)

17 Skilled (in) (6)

19 Cool courage (5)

21 Delicate fabric (5)

Monday’s solution

Across: 8 Use, 9 Rural dean, 10 Kirov, 11 Nairobi, 12 Angelica, 14 Kiss, 15 Gang, 16 Ping-Pong, 20 Averred, 21 Gigot, 23 Golden-eye, 24 Gee. Down: 1 Gurkha, 2 Gear, 3 Gravel, 4 Grandchildren, 5 Glair, 6 Geronimo, 7 Gneiss, 13 Gingerly, 15 Grange, 17 Gagged, 18 Gutter, 19 Greed, 22 Gaga.