Compact crossword - The Scotsman 23/10/2012

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Tuesday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 Talkative (10)

8 Musician (7)

9 Trench (5)

10 Wreck (4)

11 Bad smell (4)

12 Border (3)

14 Convincing (6)

15 False (6)

18 Reverence (3)

20 Greek letter (4)

21 Very thin (4)

23 Avoid (5)

24 Large Indian city (7)

25 Stands for (10)

DOWN

1 Weighing down (7)

2 Clever remark (4)

3 Lawsuit (6)

4 Impoverished (8)

5 Out-and-out (5)

6 Rises in value (11)

7 Hotel employee (7-4)

13 Manipulate (8)

16 Becomes less severe (7)

17 Pieces of firewood (6)

19 Ooze out (5)

22 Cathedral dignitary (4)

Monday’s solution

Across: 7 Babble, 8 Coccyx, 9 Stun, 10 Ski-slope, 11 Doddle, 12 Mammal, 14 Cannon, 17 Far-off, 19 Begrudge, 21 Neck, 22 Puppet, 23 Terror. 
Down: 1 Tattoo, 2 Abingdon, 3 Lessee, 4 Schism, 5 Acol, 6 Myopia, 13 Marinara, 15 Avenue, 16 Nudity, 17 Fiesta, 18 Factor, 20 Ripe.