Compact crossword - The Scotsman 20/07/2012

Friday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 Card-game (5)

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7 To a great extent (2,6)

8 Nothing (5)

10 Pansy (10)

12 Gems (8)

14 Footprint (4)

16 Action at law (4)

17 Sledge (8)

20 Unable to speak out (6-4)

23 Refute (5)

24 Calf’s bun (anag.) (3,5)

25 Lawnmower (5)

DOWN

1 Sorcerer (6)

2 Of that kind (4)

3 Heavy blow (4)

4 Tic (5)

5 Benefit (9)

6 Dormant (6)

9 Biblical king (5)

11 Disposed to do harm (9)

13 Dove (3)

15 Buffoon (5)

16 Counterbalance (3,3)

18 Alongside (4,2)

19 Subdue (5)

21 Brass instrument (4)

22 Do business (4)

Thursday’s solution

Across: 7 Elan, 8 Enriched, 9 Adept, 10 Immoral, 12 Den, 13 Preceding, 16 Enclosure, 17 Fen, 19 Orisons, 21 Guile, 23 Obsolete, 24 Lash

Down: 1 Bludgeon, 2 Inept, 3 pen, 4 Trump card, 5 Accords, 6 Feta, 11 Presented, 14 Needless, 15 Blossom, 18 Bugle, 20 Ruby, 22 Ben