Compact crossword - The Scotsman 10/08/15

Monday’s puzzle

10/08/15

ACROSS

1 Very gradually (4,2,4)

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8 Bit gently (7)

9 Become defensive (3,2)

10 Mar (4)

11 Old name for Thailand (4)

12 First musical note (3)

14 Certainly not (2,4)

15 Blacker (6)

18 Charged particle (3)

20 Piece of money (4)

21 Body powder (4)

23 Water lily (5)

24 Bend forwards (7)

25 Chaotic (2,8)

DOWN

1 Using few words (2,5)

2 Chilly (4)

3 Blunt needle (6)

4 Sought-after (2,6)

5 Behind bars (5)

6 Basically (2,9)

7 Appropriate (2,9)

13 Scan iris (anag) (8)

16 Stupidity (7)

17 Least possible amounts (6)

19 Impossible (3,2)

22 Wound mark (4)

Saturday’s solution

Across: 7 The nick of time, 9 Austere, 10 Humid, 11 Silt, 12 Kilns, 16 Brash, 17 Spam, 21 Scoff, 22 Arizona, 23 On tenterhooks.

Down: 1 Strauss, 2 Beastly, 3 Linen, 4 Offhand, 5 Gizmo, 6 Fends, 8 Keep in shape, 13 Profane, 14 Apropos, 15 Impasse, 18 Ascot, 19 Hosta, 20 Light.