CROSSWORD

No 1,556

Irish Daily Mail - YOU - - IN THIS ISSUE -

TO EN­TER Com­plete the crossword and count how many times the let­ter ‘X’ ap­pears in the grid. Post your en­try to YOU Crossword No 1,556, PO Box 5332, Cardiff Lane, Dublin 2. Closing date is Fri­day, Septem­ber 1. 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 English county in which 8 down is set (6)

7 Ex­alted, el­e­vated (in sta­tus) (8)

9 Adult male deer (4)

11 Le­git­i­mate, ab­so­lutely fine (5,5)

12 (and 19 down) Star of 8 down (6,6)

13 (and 17 down) Star of 8 down (5,7)

14 Amer­i­can city that is the cap­i­tal of Ge­or­gia (7)

16 Per­son who is skilled at some­thing through long ex­pe­ri­ence (3,4)

18 To con­trol or guide the move­ment of a ve­hi­cle (5)

19 Break­fast food (6)

20 For a stu­dent, per­tain­ing to prac­ti­cal work – as op­posed to stud­ies (10)

21 Next in line, suc­ces­sor (4)

22 Lengthy TV show in which money is raised for char­ity (8)

23 Great king who (al­legedly) burned cakes, Bat­man’s but­ler (6)

DOWN

1 Ac­qui­si­tion of one com­pany by an­other when the orig­i­nal man­age­ment is op­posed to it (7,8)

2 Cap­i­tal of 3 4 5 Canada (6)

3 In­for­ma­tion or data on a spe­cific sub­ject col­lected me­thod­i­cally over a long pe­riod (7)

4 The break be­tween two acts of a play (8)

5 Del­e­gates, agents (15)

8 Bri­tish TV crime drama that ended ear­lier this year af­ter three se­ries (11)

10 The prac­tice of deal­ing by com­pro­mise or mu­tual con­ces­sion (4-3-4)

15 Be­fore sun­rise, af­ter sunset (8) 17 See 13 across 19 See 12 across

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