Factfinder’s crossword - The Scotsman 31/08/13

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Saturday’s puzzle

Across

1 Be carried along (5)

7 Level-headed (8)

8 Desolate (5)

10 Not controlled (10)

12 Weaken (8)

14 Worse (4)

16 Pass over (4)

17 Vanquished (8)

20 Absurd (10)

23 Card game (5)

24 Leave of absence (8)

25 Go and get (5)

Down 1 Potter (6)

2 German woman (4)

3 Protest march (coll) (4)

4 Awry (5)

5 Great plenty (9)

6 Drinking spree (coll) (6)

9 Rascal (5)

11 Perplexes (9)

13 A rocky height (3)

15 Daybreak (3-2)

16 Conflict (6)

18 Scarcity (6)

19 Exclusive news report (5)

21 Records (4)

22 Painful (4)

Friday’s solution

Across: 1 Ho-ho-ho, 4 Church, 9 Angst, 10 Haughty, 11 The,

12 Paso doble, 13 Heavyweight, 18 Forthwith, 21 Soh, 22 Earache, 23 Shire, 24 Halted, 25 Method.

Down: 1 Hearth, 2 Hygiene, 3 Het-up, 5 Hyundai, 6 Rehab,

7 Hoyden, 8 Ghost-writer, 14 Vehicle, 15 Hashish, 16 Afresh, 17 Shield, 19 Rural, 20 Haste.