Compact crossword - The Scotsman 24/12/2013

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Tuesday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 A band of colour (6)

4 Pester (6)

9 A love affair (7)

10 Moves rapidly (5)

11 Heated argument (3-2)

12 Moulding (7)

13 Rural areas (11)

18 Domed building (7)

20 Boring tool (5)

22 Direct a ship, etc (5)

23 Type of sword (7)

24 Freeholders (hist) (6)

25 Mountain nymphs (6)

DOWN

1 Emphasise (6)

2 Postpone (5)

3 A bridge of boats (7)

5 Command (5)

6 Stepped on the gas (7)

7 Step down (6)

8 Entertainment (11)

14 Active (2,3,2)

15 Break up (7)

16 Stand-offish (6)

17 Takes away by force (6)

19 Take care of (5)

21 West African country (5)

Monday’s Solution

Across: 8 All, 9 Equipment, 10 Wrong, 11 Present, 12 Governed, 14 Brae, 15 Suck, 16 Rent-a-mob, 20 Correct, 21 Right,

23 Registrar, 24 And. Down: 1 Earwig, 2 Also, 3 Merger, 4 Supplementary, 5 Speed, 6 Telegram, 7 Statue, 13 Vicarage, 15 Secure, 17 Torero, 18 Betide, 19 Feast, 22 Glad.