CROSS­WORD

No 1,575

Irish Daily Mail - YOU - - FOOD JASMINE HEMSLEY -

TO EN­TER Com­plete the cross­word and count how many times the let­ter ‘X’ ap­pears in the grid. Post your en­try to YOU Cross­word No 1,575, PO Box 5332, Cardiff Lane, Dublin 2. Clos­ing date is Fri­day, Jan­uary 12. 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 Come to pass (6) 8 Real es­tate (8) 10 Wield (in­flu­ence) (5) 11 Con­trite, sorry (6) 12 Friends – of­ten found with kin (4) 13 Ad­her­ence to moral prin­ci­ples; hon­esty (9) 15 (and 23 across, 2 down, 9 down) Proverb sug­gest­ing that every­one gets at least one big op­por­tu­nity in life (7,6,4,2,5,4,4) 17 Care­free, laid-back (7) 19 The _________ Broth­ers who had a Num­ber One with ‘Un­chained Melody’ (9) 22 Speaker’s plat­form (4) 23 See 15 across 24 Ex­ag­ger­at­edly mas­cu­line (5) 25 Vex­a­tions, loathings (8) 26 Ac­quit, re­lease (6)

DOWN

1 Sport re­quir­ing a shut­tle­cock (9) 2 See 15 across 3 Steal the lime­light from (7) 4 In­tim­i­dat­ingly per­sua­sive (8) 5 Rather fat (5) 7 Of, re­lat­ing to, or be­long­ing to the era be­fore recorded history (13) 9 See 15 across 14 Or­ange fruit that re­sem­bles a large tomato (9) 16 Ja­panese city where the sec­ond atomic bomb was dropped in 1945 (8) 18 Put on a list (7) 20 To keep one en­grossed, or to take and hold pos­ses­sion of (6) 21 In­dige­nous Arc­tic Cana­dian (5)

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