Compact crossword - The Scotsman 14/02/15

Saturday’s puzzle

14/02/15

ACROSS

1 Self-esteem (5)

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7 Break (a bone, etc) (8)

8 Artificial fibre (5)

10 Spreading throughout (10)

12 Set in motion (8)

14 Sport (4)

16 Polish (4)

17 Not good enough (8)

20 Expert (10)

23 English royal house (5)

24 Compelling (8)

25 A long-tailed parrot (5)

DOWN

1 A straw hat (6)

2 Let fall (4)

3 Lip (4)

4 A fight (coll) (5)

5 Basics (9)

6 Account book (6)

9 Fearlessness (5)

11 Reinforced (9)

13 A large cask (3)

15 Promote (5)

16 Fundamental principles (6)

18 Borders river (6)

19 Blanch (5)

21 Connect (4)

22 A large sea-fish (4)

Friday’s solution

Across: 1 Splash, 4 Malice, 9 Afore, 10 Thought, 11 Coy, 12 Polythene, 13 Subsistence, 18 Allowance, 21 Pro, 22 Kinross, 23 Drill, 24 Thrift, 25 Artery.

Down: 1 Scarce, 2 Look you, 3 Sheep, 5 Apostle, 6 Ingle, 7 Esther, 8 Stylishness, 14 Sawn-off, 15 Captive, 16 Market, 17 Woolly, 19 Liner, 20 Eider.