Compact crossword - The Scotsman 28/09/2012

Friday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 John ______, poet (6)

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4 English economist (6)

9 Scriptures (5)

10 Perusing (7)

11 Grassland (3)

12 Watch or clock (9)

13 Compassionate (11)

18 Science of vision (9)

21 Sin (3)

22 _______ on Sea, resort near Bournemouth (7)

23 Refuge (5)

24 Naturism (6)

25 Not in the first three (6)

DOWN

1 Easily moved (6)

2 Book collection (7)

3 Open (5)

5 Specimen (7)

6 Din (5)

7 Tinges (anag) (6)

8 Readiness (11)

14 Pretentious (7)

15 Become frozen (3,4)

16 Ancient Scandinavian (6)

17 Gallic (6)

19 Covered the roof (5)

20 Brutal lout (5)

Thursday’s solution

Across: 1 Confession, 7 Culprit, 8 Defer, 10 Rife, 11 Backlash, 13 Impede, 15 Acadia, 17 Oddments, 18 Alms, 21 Shove,

22 Raphael, 23 Persistent. 
Down: 1 Calif, 22 Nark, 3 Extras, 4 Side-kick, 5 Offhand, 6 Scurrilous, 9 Rehearsals, 12 Idleness, 14 Padrone, 16 Storms, 19 Least, 29 Apse.