Compact crossword - The Scotsman 03/07/15

Friday’s puzzle

03/07/15
03/07/15

ACROSS

1 Swindler (6)

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4 Studied (6)

9 The time being (5)

10 Wife of Mark Antony (7)

11 Raw iron (3)

12 Appetiser (9)

13 Suitability (11)

18 Local site (anag) (9)

21 Zodiacal lion (3)

22 Pigeon (7)

23 In a normal voice (5)

24 Watch fire (6)

25 Give an honour (6)

DOWN

1 Armed guard (6)

2 Not a brave man (3-4)

3 Stadium (5)

5 x8 (7)

6 Central parts of wheels (5)

7 Junior clergyman (6)

8 Constantly happening (11)

14 Cemtre of eruption (7)

15 Abandon (4,3)

16 Informal discussion (6)

17 South American vulture (6)

19 Cuban dance (5)

20 Muse of love poetry (5)

Thursday’s solution

Grid D

Across: 1 Perpetuate, 7 Trumpet, 8 Slave, 10 Over, 11 Carriage, 13 Ganges, 15 Tablet, 17 Overload, 18 Stir, 21 Doing, 22 Recount, 23 A great loss.

Down: 1 Prune, 2 Rapt, 3 Extras, 4 Upstream, 5 Travail, 6 Stronghold, 9 Electorate, 12 Negligee, 14 Needing, 16 Garret, 19 Tours, 20 Echo.