Compact crossword - The Scotsman 31/03/2012

Saturday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 Lead astray (6)

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)

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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)

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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.