CROSS­WORD

Irish Daily Mail - YOU - - FOODBOSH BOYS -

TO EN­TER Com­plete the cross­word and count how many times the let­ter ‘X’ ap­pears in the grid. Post your en­try to YOU Cross­word No 1,588, PO Box 5332, Cardiff Lane, Dublin 2. Clos­ing date is Fri­day, April 13. One ran­dom win­ner from all cor­rect en­tries will win €75. The win­ner will be no­ti­fied within 14 days. So­lu­tion in two weeks. ACROSS

7 What was once de­fined as ‘milk’s leap to im­mor­tal­ity’ (6) 9 BA, KLM, Lufthansa, Ryanair, etc (8) 10 17th-cen­tury Lord Pro­tec­tor of Eng­land (sur­name) (8) 11 Creep, crawl (6) 12 Euro­pean coun­try (6) 13 Ex­treme or im­mod­er­ate – es­pe­cially in be­liefs or opin­ions (5) 15 Dutch city in which a 1713 treaty was signed (7) 17 Pud­ding (7) 19 Ev­ery 14 down of 12 across (5) 20 Pres­sure, strain (6)

22 Car dash­board (6) 23 Gets rid of some­thing un­wanted (8) 24 En­cour­age, strengthen (8) 25 At­tempt­ing (6)

DOWN

1 Poor qual­ity, in­fe­rior (5-4) 2 Calm, tran­quil (6)

3 Heart­less, cold, harsh (7) 4 First name of 8 down’s wife (8) 5 16 down’s pre­de­ces­sor as the 14 down of 12 across (7,7) 6 8 down chal­lenger to be­come 14 down of 12 across (sur­name) (2,3)

8 The 14 down of 12 across (8,6) 14 Head of state (9) 16 8 down’s pre­de­ces­sor as the 14 down of 12 across (sur­name) (8) 18 For­mer chan­cel­lor who is ed­i­tor of the Even­ing Stan­dard (sur­name) (7) 20 Se­cu­rity, shel­ter (6) 21 Third let­ter of the Greek al­pha­bet (5)

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