Compact Crossword - The Scotsman 24/09/13

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Tuesday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 Very rarely (6,4)

8 Small protective shield (7)

9 Vertical (5)

10 Broad Japanese sashes (4)

11 Injections (coll) (4)

12 A newt (3)

14 Flock of geese (6)

15 Penal institution (6)

18 Frequently (poetic) (3)

20 Decisive point (4)

21 An otter’s den (4)

23 A trained assassin in feudal Japan (5)

24 Indifferent (7)

25 Increase speed (10)

DOWN

1 Greeting (7)

2 Precious stone (4)

3 Margin for error (6)

4 Revelation (8)

5 Musical composition (5)

6 One’s forte (6,5)

7 Stubbornly (11)

13 Besiegement (8)

16 Pestilence (7)

17 Subtlety (6)

19 A cordial (5)

22 Caribbean country (4)

Monday’s solution

Across: 7 Jasper, 8 Online, 9 Skua, 10 Victoria, 11 Albert, 12 Museum, 14 Tsetse, 17 French, 19 Saunders, 21 Airs, 22 Graces, 23 Idiocy, Down: 1 Jackal, 2 Apparent 3 Privet, 4 Dotcom, 5 Alto, 6 In situ, 13 Scenario, 15 Starry, 16 Ever so, 17 Fossil, 18 Curacy, 20 Nick.