Compact crossword - The Scotsman 18/02/14

Tuesday’s puzzle...

18/02/14
18/02/14

ACROSS

1 Cheerless (6)

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4 Small burrowing animal (6)

9 Messenger (7)

10 Foreman of a ship’s crew (5)

11 Additional (5)

12 Bull-fighter (7)

13 Put one’s faith in (4,2,5)

18 Overlaid (7)

20 Opera by Puccini (5)

22 Renovate (5)

23 Ancient city on the Tigris (7)

24 Chaperone (6)

25 Flat fish (6)

DOWN

1 Order (6)

2 Crouch down (5)

3 Stir things up (7)

5 Scope (5)

6 Moreover (7)

7 Incumbency (6)

8 Walking about (11)

14 Promote (7)

15 A body of retainers (7)

16 Frightened (6)

17 Get to the bottom of (6)

19 The mountain-ash (5)

21 Cut off (5)

Monday’s solution

Across: 8 And, 9 Political, 10 Exeat,11 Correct, 12 Yearn for, 14 Ness, 15 Gone, 16 Bathroom, 20 Mariner, 21 Avril, 23 That’s flat, 24 Mad.

Down: 1 Safety, 2 Adze, 3 Spot-on, 4 Electoral roll, 5 Stark, 6 Accede to, 7 Flatus, 13 Abnormal, 15 Gamete, 17 Health, 18 Malady, 19 Angst, 22 Ramp.