Compact crossword - The Scotsman 15/02/2014

Saturday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 A ballroom dance (5)

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7 Board game (8)

8 Old silver coin (5)

10 Permission to go ahead (5,5)

12 Wrenches (8)

14 Froth (4)

16 Scrutinise (4)

17 Worried over (8)

20 Victorious (10)

23 Hearing (5)

24 Ran riot (8)

25 Accumulate (5)

DOWN

1 Spectacles (6)

2 Card game (4)

3 A roof-gutter (4)

4 Aristocrat (5)

5 Coarse plaster (9)

6 Methodology (6)

9 Fashion (5)

11 Examples (9)

13 Floor covering (3)

15 In line with (5)

16 Planet (6)

18 City in Texas (6)

19 Defame (5)

21 Garden tools (4)

22 In good shape (4)

Friday’s solution

Across: 1 Joking, 4 Scream, 9 Cater, 10 Arbours, 11 Ash, 12 Entangles, 13 Information, 18 Retrieval, 21 Sam, 22 Explain, 23 Ghoul, 24 Endear, 25 Accept.

Down: 1 Jackal, 2 Kitchen, 3 Norse, 5 Cabinet, 6 Equal, 7 Misuse, 8 Earthmoving, 14 Okinawa, 15 Onshore, 16 Breeze, 17 Amulet, 19 Typed, 20 Logic.