CROSS­WORD

No 1,532

Irish Daily Mail - YOU - - IN THIS ISSUE -

TO EN­TER Com­plete the cross­word and count how many times the let­ter ‘A’ ap­pears in the grid. Post your en­try to YOU Cross­word No 1,532, PO Box 5332, Cardiff Lane, Dublin 2. Clos­ing date is Fri­day, March 17. One ran­dom win­ner from all cor­rect en­tries will win €100 and five run­ners-up will win €25 each. Win­ners will be no­ti­fied within 14 days. Solution in two weeks.

ACROSS

6 The golden ______: the na­tional 11 across of Aus­tralia (6)

8 Strike some­one with your cra­nium (4-4)

10 The na­tional 11 across of In­dia (5)

11 Bloom or blos­som on a plant (6)

12 The na­tional 11 across of Iraq, Bul­garia and Eng­land (4)

13 Pre­vented, ex­cluded (9)

15 To de­cide or de­ter­mine firmly (7) 17 US state (7) 19 The Chris­tian sacra­ment in which Christ’s Last Sup­per is com­mem­o­rated by the con­se­cra­tion of bread and wine (9)

22 Bay or yelp like a wolf (4)

23 Fête, mar­ket, fair (6)

24 The litur­gi­cal head­dress of a bishop (5)

25 A sec­ond chance for the first shot in a game of golf (8)

26 Aid, rally round (6)

DOWN

1 Cana­dian city (9) 2 Mid­dle, core (6) 3 The na­tional 11 across – or em­blem – of Scot­land (7) 4 The na­tional 11 across of Wales (8)

5 Pa­trick Mac­nee’s char­ac­ter in The Avengers sounds equine (5)

7 Form of com­mu­ni­ca­tion (9,4)

9 Willy Rus­sell mu­si­cal re­volv­ing around fra­ter­nal twins (5,8)

14 The na­tional 11 across of Aus­tria (9)

16 Cler­gy­man’s res­i­dence (8)

18 The na­tional 11 across of Tu­nisia (7)

20 Of­fice con­tainer used to put letters and doc­u­ments in be­fore they are dealt with (2,4)

21 The cap­i­tal of Afghanistan (5)

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