Compact Crossword - The Scotsman 24/08/13

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Saturday’s puzzle...

Across

1 Room for action (5)

4 Decorate by engraving (5)

10 Restrict (5)

11 Italian painter

(1483-1520) (7)

12 Increase in intensity (8)

13 Elation (4)

15 Dull-witted (6)

17 Frenetic (6)

19 Melt (of ice, etc) (4)

20 US politician (8)

23 Weave (7)

24 Zest (5)

25 A sign of the zodiac (5)

26 That is (Latin) (2,3)

Down

2 Droll (5)

3 Cruel (8)

5 Anticipation (4)

6 A brilliant red colour (7)

7 Blowflies (11)

8 Violent anger (5)

9 Quarrel (11)

14 Was a member (of) (8)

16 A double agent (7)

18 Carouse (5)

21 Manoeuvres (5)

22 All right (4)

Friday’s solution

Across: 7 Field of vision,

9 Sniffle, 10 Motif, 11 Deft,

12 Of use, 16 Frill, 17 Afro, 21 Elfin, 22 In for it, 23 Feeding frenzy.

Down: 1 Offside, 2 Beliefs,

3 Edify, 4 Firmest, 5 Fifty,

6 Snuff, 8 Free-falling, 13 Francis, 14 Affront, 15 Fonteyn, 18 Beefy, 19 Often, 20 Afire.