Compact crossword - The Scotsman, 30/09/13

30/09/13
30/09/13
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Monday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

8 Cut down (3)

9 One with great courage (4-5)

10 Tine (5)

11 Soldier (7)

12 Allow to go on unrestrainedly (3,2,3)

14 Merely (4)

15 Jerk (4)

16 Prevaricated (8)

20 Pasta squares (7)

21 Piquant (5)

23 Protection against loss (9)

24 6,23,4 (1,1,1)

DOWN

1 Parcel (anag) (6)

2 Short note (4)

3 Series of steps (6)

4 Gifts (13)

5 Brief (5)

6 Of a country (8)

7 Floor (6)

13 Transmit by TV (8)

15 Sleeveless jacket (6)

17 Hooter (6)

18 Solid carbon dioxide (3,3)

19 Anxiety (5)

22 Dip (4)

Saturday’s solution

Across: 1 Drake, 7 Foghorns, 8 Viola, 10 Plebiscite, 12 Demerara, 14 Twit, 16 Scan, 17 Absolves, 20 Hartebeest, 23 Trend, 24 Monument, 25 Storm.

Down: 1 Devoid, 2 Kelp, 3 Comb, 4 Chasm, 5 Brain-wave, 6 Aspect, 9 Alert, 11 Impairing, 13 Rib, 15 Boast, 16 Scheme, 18 Seldom, 19 Deems, 21 Etna, 22 Trot.