Compact crossword - The Scotsman 06/10/2012

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Saturday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 Exonerate (6)

4 Fearful (6)

9 Mistake (5)

10 Soon (3,4)

11 Beverage (3)

12 First performances (9)

13 Question closely (11)

18 Abrasive material (9)

21 Employ (3)

22 Anchorite (7)

23 Weighed down (5)

24 Take long steps (6)

25 Tone of voice (6)

DOWN

1 Incidents (6)

2 Not to be doubted (7)

3 Fit of pique (coll) (5)

5 Appropriate (7)

6 Love affair (5)

7 Synopsis (6)

8 Barged into a conversation (11)

14 Interpret (7)

15 Bowl along (7)

16 Takes power by force (6)

17 Preparation used to curdle milk (6)

19 More pleasant (5)

20 Souvenir (5)

Friday’s solution

Across: 1 Amaze, 7 Grievous, 8 Texas, 10 Lounge suit, 12 Leavings, 14 Stun, 16 Bout, 17 Chequers, 20 Dunnet Head, 23 Tramp, 24 Long term, 25 Twice.

Down: 1 Actual, 2 Zeal, 3 Wren, 4 Fever, 5 Volunteer, 6 Isatin, 9 Solid, 11 Saturnine, 13 GBH, 15 Squat, 16 Bodily, 18 Skopje, 19 Set to, 21 Harm, 22 Draw.

 

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