Compact Crossword - The Scotsman 25/03/13

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Monday’s puzzle...

Across

1 Soft toys (5,5)

8 Cure-all (7)

9 Brightness (5)

10 Rule (4)

11 Thick slice (4)

12 2,23,9,24 (1,1,1)

14 Flattened at opposite sides (6)

15 Thick and sticky (6)

18 Place (3)

20 Handle roughly (4)

21 Bluish-white metal (4)

23 Comes ashore (5)

24 Permanent track (7)

25 Pronouncing guilty (10)

Down

1 Plant’s climbing-organ (7)

2 Cut short (4)

3 Annually (6)

4 Bookplate (2-6)

5 Stiff (5)

6 Oil on poplin (anag) (7,4)

7 Extinct winged reptile (11)

13 Specified the articles (8)

16 Chat (7)

17 Minimum number for a meeting (6)

19 Ballroom dance (5)

22 Country in South Pacific (4)

Saturday’s solution

Across: 1 Perambulating, 9 Lambast, 10 Futon, 11 Eons, 12 Saved, 16 Strap, 17 Veto, 21 Rupee, 22 Illness, 23 Disappearance.

Down: 1 Applied, 2 Framing, 3 Smear, 4 Baffled, 5 Dirty, 6 Agony, 8 Ultramarine, 13 Attempt, 14 Demeans, 15 Holster, 18 Crude, 19 Spasm, 20 Glory.