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The Sunday Mail (Queensland) - - SPORT - WITH PETER THOM­SON

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1 Last horse to com­plete Caulfield-Mel­bourne Cups dou­ble same year (8). 5 First AFL player to kick 100 goals for three dif­fer­ent clubs (4). 7 Cel­e­brated in­ter­na­tional horse rac­ing fig­ure, – Khan (3). 8 Eng­land’s 2017 women’s Ashes se­ries cap­tain, Heather -- (6). 10 Win­ner’s rib­bon (4). 11 For­mer Wal­laby hooker, Bren­dan -- (6). 12 Cham­pion jockey lost Al­mandin Mel­bourne Cup de­fence ride through sus­pen­sion (6). 15 Aussie bats­man fig­ured four Ashes se­ries wins 1989-95 (4). 16 Three-time Mel­bourne Cup win­ner, -- Diva (6). 18 Rode Gold And Black to win 1977 Mel­bourne Cup (6). 20 Third Em­pire Rose’s 1988 Mel­bourne Cup, -- Botto (2). 21 Ice skat­ing’s world gov­ern­ing body, ab­brev (3). 22 France-based for­mer All Black fly­half, Aaron -- (6). 25 Ini­tials one of cricket’s Chap­pell broth­ers (2). 26 Golf term (3). 28 Cy­cling’s Tour of Italy, the -- (4). 30 Colling­wood’s 2011 Brown­low medal­list (4). 31 Corey Brown’s 2009 Mel­bourne Cup-win­ning mount (8). 34 Run­ner-up Just A Dash’s 1981 Mel­bourne Cup, -- Lau­rena (2). 35 Win­ner 1987 Mel­bourne Cup win­ner (6). 36 Hall of Fame trainer won three Mel­bourne Cups (6).

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2 Ja­son Tau­malolo’s World Cup coun­try of choice (5). 3 For­mer Wal­laby util­ity back, -Flatley (5). 4 Eng­land Body­line se­ries pace de­mon (7). 5 Aussie lim­ited-overs pace­man nick­named “The Duke’’ (8). 6 Fig­ured dead­heat for third be­hind 27 down (5). 9 Rac­ing’s “Goondi­windi Grey’’ (7). 11 1950 Mel­bourne Cup win­ner, -Court (5). 13 World heavy­weight box­ing cham­pion nick­named Brown Bomber (5). 14 Pe­riod of suc­cess, golden -- (3). 17 NSW Ori­gin hooker 2009-15 (5). 19 Long-serv­ing NZ Test and lim­ited-overs opener (7). 23 Ja­maican track star, -- Bolt (5). 24 Cel­e­brated Abo­rig­i­nal pace­man had dis­tinc­tion of bowl­ing Don Brad­man for duck, ini­tials (2). 25 Suc­ceeded David Gower as Eng­land cricket cap­tain 1989 (5). 27 Win­ner 1999 Mel­bourne Cup, -Josh (5). 29 Two-time Mel­bourne Cup­win­ning jockey nick­named the Pro­fes­sor, ini­tials (2). 30 Type of horse race, ab­brev (3). 32 Aussie ten­nis leg­end, – Rose­wall (3). 33 Aus­tralia’s most pro­lific male Grand Slam ten­nis sin­gles ti­tles win­ner, ini­tials (2). More cross­words sportsword.com.au © 2017 Peter Thom­son LAST WEEK’S SO­LU­TION

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