Compact Crossword - The Scotsman 22/06/13

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Saturday’s puzzle...

Across

1 Take undue advantage (6)

4 Enhance (6)

9 Ascertain (5)

10 Alert to possible danger (2,5)

11 Wither (3)

12 Bit by bit (9)

13 Premise (11)

18 Persuaded (9)

21 Compete (3)

22 Tranquil (7)

23 Italian composer

(1813-1901) (5)

24 Encumber (6)

25 English novelist

(1904-91) (6)

DOWN

1 Obstruct (6)

2 Trailblazer (7)

3 Expanse (5)

5 Dereliction of duty (7)

6 Likeness (5)

7 Crowd together (6)

8 Climbing shrub (11)

14 Sore (7)

15 One side of a coin (7)

16 A great many (coll) (6)

17 Determine (6)

19 Interfered (in) (5)

20 Channel port (5)

Friday’s solution

Across: 1 Perth, 7 Frou-frou,

8 Psalm, 10 Lactic acid,

12 Fair Maid, 14 Idle, 16 Cake,

17 Revealed, 20 Stalagmite,

23 Havoc, 24 Aberdeen,

25 Angus.

Down: 1 Pop off, 2 Till, 3 Fret,

4 Punch, 5 Crocodile, 6 Dundee, 9 Malmo, 11 Nicknamed, 13 Ike,

15 Keith, 16 Casual, 18 Discus,

19 Handy, 21 Meek, 22 Earn.

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