Compact crossword - The Scotsman 25/11/14

25/11/14
25/11/14
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Tuesday’s puzzle

ACROSS

1 A mint-like labiate plant (6)

4 Saunter (6)

9 Punishment (coll) (4,3)

10 Sublime (5)

11 Valued (5)

12 Incursions (7)

13 Prudent (4-7)

18 Italian film director (1920-93) (7)

20 Desert peninsula in Egypt (5)

22 Work for (5)

23 Removed faults (from) (7)

24 A formal agreement between states (6)

25 Stick (to) (6)

DOWN

1 Craven (6)

2 Drink to (5)

3 Unbeliever (7)

5 A big cat (5)

6 Function (7)

7 Most recent (6)

8 Railroad engineer (5,6)

14 Amplify (7)

15 As an alternative (7)

16 Compensate (6)

17 String instrument (6)

19 Ham-fisted (5)

21 Prod (5)

Monday’s solution:

Across: 8 Raw, 9 Footloose, 10 Solar, 11 Without, 12 Official, 14 Fade, 15 Away, 16 Trapdoor, 20 Satsuma, 21 Leave, 23 North Pole, 24 Ecu.

Down: 1 Fresco, 2 AWOL, 3 Affric, 4 For what reason, 5 Blitz, 6 Colorado, 7 Beetle, 13 Fracture, 15 Absent, 17 Pullet, 18 Rhesus, 19 Gushy, 22 Aged.