Compact crossword - The Scotsman 30/01/15

Friday's puzzle.
Friday's puzzle.
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Friday’s puzzle....

ACROSS

1 Cost (5)

7 Wages (8)

8 Correlation (5)

10 Staff working behind the scenes (4-6)

12 Malaria-transmitting insect (8)

14 Muck (4)

16 Cart (4)

17 Stringed instrument (8)

20 Numerical facts (10)

23 Noisy fuss (3-2)

24 Take possession again (8)

25 Baffled (5)

DOWN

1 Primus (anag) (6)

2 Child’s bed (4)

3 Sailor (4)

4 Piece of cutlery (5)

5 Producing resentment (9)

6 Agree (6)

9 Tarred rope (5)

11 Moving staircase (9)

13 Duo (3)

15 European language (5)

16 Sandy area (6)

18 Detached landmass (6)

19 Records (5)

21 Ribbon (4)

22 London district (4)

Thursday’s solution:

Grid K

Across: 7 Hick, 8 Apologia, 9 Admit, 10 Stiffen, 12 Jab, 13 Cherished, 16 Assailant, 17 Fab, 19 Agonise, 21 Crete, 23 Avifauna, 24 Sane.

Down: 1 Windlass, 2 Skein, 3 Dab, 4 Tottering, 5 Confuse, 6 Wise, 11 Chills out, 14 Exacting, 15 Magnify, 18 Frisk, 20 Give, 22 Lab.