Compact crossword - The Scotsman 24/05/14

Here is today’s puzzle

Compact crossword
Compact crossword

ACROSS

1. Lead astray (6)

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4. Coined money (6)

9. Passageway (5)

10. Flourish (7)

11. Age (3)

12. Never-ending (9)

13. Expertise (11)

18. Free from blame (9)

21. A large flightless bird (3)

22. Argue (7)

23. Essential (5)

24. Prehistoric stone chamber (6)

25. Snake (6)

DOWN

1. Put on (a play, etc) (6)

2. Hopelessness (7)

3. Move stealthily (5)

5. Blasphemous (7)

6. Thicket (5)

7. Mistakes in print (6)

8. Increased in value (11)

14. Lack of success (7)

15. A large wild cat (7)

16. Sidestepped (6)

17. Bad-tempered (6)

19. Adenoidal (5)

20. Messenger (5)

Friday’s solution:

Across: 1 Peace, 7 Traverse, 8 Beret, 10 Watchtower, 12 Crusader, 14 Onus, 16 Bark, 17 Garrison, 20 Hand-to-hand, 23 Guide, 24 Steerage, 25 Alert.

Down: 1 Public, 2 Chew, 3 Croc, 4 Evita, 5 Crow’s-nest, 6 Debris, 9 Tamar, 11 Surrender, 13 Eta, 15 Bring, 16 Behest, 18 Newest, 19 Storm, 21 Huge, 22 Duel.