Compact crossword - The Scotsman, 30/08/2014

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Saturday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 A sudden burst of light (5)

7 Thrive (8)

8 Comprehend (5)

10 Showing early development (10)

12 Confined (8)

14 The Greek god of love (4)

16 Harvest (4)

17 Declared (8)

20 Decayed (10)

23 Drench (5)

24 Wrinkling (of cloth, etc) (8)

25 Norwegian dramatist (1828-1906) (5)

DOWN

1 Number (6)

2 A coarse file (4)

3 Alliance (4)

4 Cluster (5)

5 Units of mass (9)

6 Apparitions (6)

9 Verification (5)

11 Withdrew from competition (9)

13 Pixie (3)

15 Penalised financially (5)

16 Diminish (6)

18 Cast a shadow (6)

19 Shatter (5)

21 Sound of a pig (4)

22 Dull (4)

Friday’s solution

Across: 1 Locate, 4 Little, 9 Amour, 10 Unlatch, 11 Toe, 12 Bacterium, 13 Pandora’s box, 18 Epidermis, 21 Sac, 22 Thyroid, 23 Ulcer, 24 Relent, 25 Sleepy.

Down: 1 Lean-to, 2 Cholera, 3 Throb, 5 Illness, 6 Tutti, 7 Exhume, 8 Quack remedy, 14 Die down, 15 Ossicle, 16 Fester, 17 Scurvy, 19 Idyll, 20 Skull.