Compact crossword - The Scotsman 25/08/12

Saturday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 Plain-spoken (5)

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4 Directors(5)

10 Classify(5)

11 Instructed (7)

12 Vegetable (8)

13 Tramp (4)

15 Surplus (6)

17 Dawdle (6)

19 Challenge (4)

20 Podium(8)

23 Pliable (7)

24 Staffofoffice(5)

25 Soil deeply (5)

26 Commit tomemory (5)

DOWN

2 Deposit (5)

3 Citadel (8)

5 Gem(4)

6 Exhausts (4,3)

7 Working bothways (6-5)

8 Condescend (5)

9 Suspension (of debate,etc) (11)

14 Easily carried (8)

16 Pirate(7)

18 Remiss(5)

21 Armpit (5)

22 Check (4)

Friday’s solution

Across: 7 Parenthetical, 9 Nothing, 10 Linen, 11 Like, 12 Swiss, 16 X-rays, 17 Semi, 21 Colon, 22 On earth, 23 Ready reckoner.

Down: 1 Spindle, 2 Trotsky, 3 Snail, 4 Stylish, 5 Scent, 6 Gland, 8 Highway Code, 13 Orkneys, 14 Herring, 15 Fishery, 18 Scurf, 19 Gloat, 20 Leaky.