Compact crossword - The Scotsman 30/11/2013

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Saturday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

7 Jewel (8,5)

9 Schooled (7)

10 Major European river (5)

11 Split (4)

12 Low strong carts (5)

16 Chinese fruit (5)

17 Increase sharply in value (4)

21 Artistic movement (2,3)

22 Twinge of conscience (7)

23 Athletics (5,3,5)

DOWN

1 Arriviste (7)

2 Redress (7)

3 Sign of the zodiac (5)

4 Rare birds (7)

5 Poison (5)

6 Desert in Israel (5)

8 Anywhere in the world (5,3,3)

13 Blunder (7)

14 Intricate (7)

15 Threatens (7)

18 Value (5)

19 Commonplace (5)

20 Skilled trade (5)

Friday’s solution

Across: 1 Blood, 4 Sweat, 10 Tears, 11 Deliver, 12 Mr and Mrs, 13 Asia, 15 Casual, 17 Pundit, 19 Arch, 20 Criminal, 23 Hillock, 24 Tenet, 25 Brute, 26 Clwyd.

Down: 2 Llama, 3 Obsidian, 5 Well, 6 Advised, 7 Stomachache, 8 Adore, 9 Breastplate, 14 Gunmetal, 16 Secular, 18 Drake, 21 Nanny, 22 Goat.