Compact crossword - The Scotsman 19/08/13

Monday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 Distant (3-3)

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4 Bestow (6)

9 Foremost (7)

10 Last (5)

11 Savage (5)

12 Hotchpotch (7)

13 Luckily (11)

18 Wild (7)

20 Wind instrument (5)

22 Small farm (5)

23 Expression from French for in fact (2,5)

24 Hat (cockney slang) (6)

25 Act for (anag) (6)

DOWN

1 Downy (6)

2 Ascribe (5)

3 Small amphibian (7)

5 Bid (5)

6 Pigeon (7)

7 Corset (4-2)

8 Obstinate (11)

14 Vague (2,1,4)

15 Silk fabric (7)

16 Remnant (6)

17 Rankle (6)

19 Caption (5)

21 Unwell (5)

Saturday’s solution

Across: 1 Crater, 4 Spaced, 9 Whist, 10 Applies, 11 Rub, 12 Affiliate, 13 Kettle-drums, 18 Ephemeral, 21 Dub, 22 Resolve, 23 Twist, 24 Stairs, 25 Reward.

Down: 1 Coward, 2 Amiable, 3 Extra, 5 Popular, 6 China, 7 Dashed, 8 Half-hearted, 14 Tumbler, 15 Madeira, 16 Hearts, 17 Abated, 19 Hosea, 20 Lithe.