Compact crossword - The Scotsman 31/01/15

31/01/15
31/01/15
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Saturday’s puzzle

ACROSS

1 Someone of no account (6)

4 A domestic pet (6)

9 Baffle (5)

10 Enrage (7)

11 Preserve (3)

12 Sailors (9)

13 Sterilised (11)

18 Outlooks (9)

21 A Greek god (3)

22 Firmness of purpose (7)

23 Pounce (5)

24 Venerate (6)

25 Scatters loosely (6)

DOWN

1 Become aware of (6)

2 African country (7)

3 Knocks to the ground (5)

5 No longer in general use (7)

6 Compact (5)

7 A coarse-grained rock (6)

8 Rebellious (11)

14 A sudden inclination to act (7)

15 Wipe out (7)

16 Few and far between (6)

17 Turns one’s nose up (6)

19 A violent attack (5)

20 Break in pieces (5)

Friday’s solution

Across: 1 Price, 7 Earnings, 8 Ratio, 10 Back-office, 12 Mosquito, 14 Dirt, 16 Dray, 17 Bouzouki, 20 Statistics, 23 Hoo-ha, 24 Reoccupy, 25 Foxed.

Down: 1 Purism, 2 Crib, 3 Jack, 4 Knife, 5 Invidious, 6 Assent, 9 Oakum, 11 Escalator, 13 Two, 15 Czech, 16 Desert, 18 Island, 19 Discs, 21 Tape, 22 Soho.