Introducing a new puzzle we hope won't make you downright cross.
As part of our ongoing effort to bring you a variety of content in The Victoria Standard, we are trying out a new crossword written and designed by Murray “The Crossword Guy” Jackson. Murray grew up in Cape Breton but has been living in Ottawa for many years where he designs crosswords for a living. Let us know what you think of this new feature by emailing info@ victoriastandard.ca or calling 902-295-1144.
1. Young Ladies Club of Baddeck founder (1891) 6. Sydney waterfront fiddle description 8. Oar or propeller portion 9. Bone and Spectacle in 2-Down 10. Water current perilous to swimmers 11. '55-'91 Canso Causeway feature 13. Cocktail crustacean 14. Silver Donald Cameron's "Wind, ____ and Whisky" 17. Music awards group, briefly 19. Bell Bay or Baddeck Forks destination 22. Falls north of Ingonish 23. Alan J. Maceachen, "The ____ of Lake Ainslie" 24. Cheticamp hooker's creation 25. Ceilidh performance, perhaps
1. Home of the Red Shoe Pub 2. Cape Breton's biosphere reserve lake 3. Barra Head-born fiddle champ 4. The Victoria Standard's Andrew Brooks 5. Jaunty musical or vocal rhythm 6. Word yelled by a dauber dabber 7. Country inn on Shore Road 12. Prepared to deal a crib hand 13. Aspy I, II or III 15. Neil's Harbour born poet Crewe Walsh 16. Englishtown's "Closer to Home" singer Macaskill 18. Gaelic black pudding, ____ dhubh 20. "Memoirs of a Lightkeeper's Son" author Billy 21. A highland miss