Compact crossword - The Scotsman

Saturday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 Offence (5)

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7 Grow together (8)

8 Vacant (5)

10 Self-willed (10)

12 Earnest prayer (8)

14 Demeanour (4)

16 Wander over (4)

17 Perturbed (8)

20 Small reddish-brown bats (10)

23 Surgical knife (5)

24 South American capital (8)

25 Steer clear of (5)

DOWN

1 Public nursery (6)

2 Insect (4)

3 Kindly disposed (4)

4 Wind instrument (5)

5 Keep company (with) (9)

6 Norwegian city (6)

9 Middle Eastern country (5)

11 Tall and robust (9)

13 Tie-on label (3)

15 Booth (5)

16 Slumber (6)

18 Synopsis (6)

19 A savoury meat-jelly (5)

21 Anger (4)

22 Plunder (4)

Friday’s solution

Across: 1 Milton, 4 Keynes, 9 Bible, 10 Reading, 11 Lea, 12 Timepiece, 13 Sympathetic, 18 Optometry, 21 Err, 22 Milford, 23 Haven, 24 Nudism, 25 Fourth.

Down: 1 Mobile, 2 Library, 3 Overt, 5 Example, 6 Noise, 7 Signet, 8 Promptitude, 14 Pompous, 15 Ice over, 16 Norman, 17 French, 19 Tiled, 20 Yahoo.