Compact crossword - The Scotsman 06/01/2014

Monday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 Posture (6)

4 Silly (6)

9 Afternoon performance (7)

10 Pinafore (5)

11 Military body (5)

12 Playhouse (7)

13 Actors’ make-up (6,5)

18 Rhyme (7)

20 Private instructor (5)

22 Unsuitable (5)

23 Mingler (anag) (7)

24 Small slab (6)

25 African fly (6)

DOWN

1 In such a degree (2,4)

2 Male thespian (5)

3 Card-game (7)

5 Torment (5)

6 16/17th century Protestant (7)

7 Ballet _______ (6)

8 Secret agent (anag) (6,5)

14 Edible stalk (7)

15 Female thespian (7)

16 Handwriting (6)

17 Margin (6)

19 Shaping machine (5)

21 Available for hire (2,3)

Saturday’s solution

Across: 1 Caress, 4 Gerbil, 8 Occur, 10 Mordant, 11 Eli, 12 Baritones, 13 Reminiscent, 18 Treatment,

21 Elk, 22 Placate, 23 Allow, 24 Rodent, 25 Teaser. Down: 1 Clover, 2 Receive, 3 Scrub, 5 Erratic,

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6 Brawn, 7 Latest, 8 Embroidered, 14 In train, 15 Needles, 16 Stupor, 17 Skewer, 18 Eland, 20 Thane.