CROSS­WORD

No 1,534

Irish Daily Mail - YOU - - CONTENTS -

TO EN­TER Com­plete the cross­word and count how many times the let­ter ‘A’ ap­pears in the grid. Post your en­try to YOU Cross­word No 1,534, PO Box 5332, Cardiff Lane, Dublin 2. Clos­ing date is Fri­day, March 31. 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.

6 Star of Rag­ing Bull, Casino and Mean Streets (surname) (2,4)

8 Con­ceived, en­vis­aged (8)

10 French river that was the site of bat­tles dur­ing the First World War (5)

11 Ac­cord­ing to the song, you should pack up your trou­bles in your old one (3,3)

12 Ja­cob’s brother (4)

13 Largest city in the US state of Mary­land (9)

15 Ac­claim, celebrity, fame (7)

17 De­scribe, re­port, nar­rate (7)

19 What some­one who is chron­i­cally un­well suf­fers from (3,6)

22 Vol­cano in Si­cily (4)

23 Flo­ral ar­range­ment for a funeral (6)

24 Rod, the Aus­tralian ten­nis player who won the Grand Slam twice (5) 25 Comic book su­per­hero (8) 26 As used in non­stick saucepans (6)

1 (and 9, 14 down) Proverb sug­gest­ing that dif­fi­cult sit­u­a­tions in­spire in­ge­nious so­lu­tions (9,2,3,6,2,9)

2 Cer­e­mo­ni­ous, con­ven­tional (6)

3 African coun­try which has Mon­rovia as its cap­i­tal (7)

4 Strength of char­ac­ter, re­solve (8)

5 US state which joined the Union in 1845 (5) 7 Disobe­di­ent (13) 9 See 1 down 14 See 1 down 16 US state which joined the Union in 1907 (8) 18 Lie back (7) 20 In­ap­pro­pri­ate lack of se­ri­ous­ness (6)

21 The founder of psy­cho­anal­y­sis (surname) (5)

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