Compact crossword - The Scotsman 03/01/2012

Tuesday’s puzzle...

Across

7 Gradual increase (6)

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8 Portuguese city (6)

9 Fleece (4)

10 Strong-willed (8)

11 Corners (6)

12 Sent overseas (6)

14 Lodged (6)

17 African antelope (6)

19 Runners (8)

21 Reluctant (4)

22 Asian river (6)

23 Uniformly (6)

Down

1 Shattered (6)

2 Defrauds (8)

3 Nips (6)

4 Tittle-tattle (6)

5 Join forces (4)

6 Bust (6)

13 Provides (8)

15 Expenditure (6)

16 Hate (6)

17 In agreement (2,4)

18 In the past few days (6)

20 A light toboggan (4)

Monday’s solution

Across: 1 Caricature, 8 Utrecht, 9 Accra, 10 Kick, 11 Chic, 12 Pic, 14 Ocelot, 15 Becalm, 18 Lac, 20 Cock, 21 Cook, 23 Curve, 24 Ruction, 25 Dependence.

Down: 1 Coracle, 2 Rack, 3 Catchy, 4 Thatcher, 5 Recap, 6 Cuckoo-clock, 7 Matchmaking, 13 Concrete, 16 Aconite, 17 Scored, 19 Carve, 22 Icon.