Compact crossword - The Scotsman 31/03/2012

Saturday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 Lead astray (6)

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4 Resist (6)

9 Dispatch (5)

10 Set in motion (7)

11 Spoil (3)

12 Classic example (9)

13 Ruinous (11)

18 Showed (9)

21 Ram (3)

22 Suffer (7)

23 Sharp mountain ridge (5)

24 Respond (6)

25 Marked time (6)

DOWN

1 Devise a plan (6)

2 Be entitled to (7)

3 Unpleasant person (coll) (5)

5 Long-suffering (7)

6 Egg-shaped (5)

7 Brings into play (6)

8 Bewailing (11)

14 French inn (7)

15 Talks (7)

16 The white whale (6)

17 A ranch (US) (6)

19 Conceals (5)

20 Roman goddess (5)

Friday’s solution

Across: 1 Slump, 7 Eyepiece, 8 Round, 10 Ermintrude, 12 Keel over, 14 Stet, 16 Gory, 17 Blackout, 20 Diminution, 23 Rehab, 24 Went down, 25 Trace.

Down: 1 Shrink, 2 Mine, 3 Tywi, 4 Spate, 5 Reduction, 6 Reject, 9 Droop, 11 Decrement, 13 Ell, 15 Actor, 16 Go down, 18 Tumble, 19 Snide, 21 Towy, 22 Near.