CROSSWORD

Irish Daily Mail - YOU - - CROSSWORD / HOROSCOPES -

TO EN­TER Com­plete the crossword and count how many times the letter ‘X’ ap­pears in the grid. Post your en­try to YOU Crossword No 1,589, PO Box 5332, Cardiff Lane, Dublin 2. Clos­ing date is Fri­day, April 20. One ran­dom win­ner from all cor­rect en­tries will win €75. The win­ner will be no­ti­fied within 14 days. So­lu­tion in two weeks.

ACROSS

1 Out­door pile of ma­te­rial left to de­grade (7,4)

7 (and 20 down) 1960s rock band (3,7)

9 Stretched, reached out (in Scot­land?) (5)

10 Key­boardist of 7 across, 20 down who ar­ranged 11, 15, 25 across (4,5)

11 (and 15, 25 across) Tra­di­tional folk song which gave 7 across, 20 down a num­ber-one hit (3,5,2,3,6,3)

12 How a cof­fin is known in the US (6)

14 0.621371 miles (9) 15 See 11 across 17 Gaseous el­e­ment (5)

19 Un­will­ing, hes­i­tant (9)

21 19th-cen­tury Ger­man com­poser (sur­name) who wrote A Ger­man Re­quiem (6)

23 In pathol­ogy, the ab­nor­mal union of struc­tures or parts (8) 25 See 11 across 26 Coronet worn by women (5)

27 Car­rier of ge­netic in­for­ma­tion (1,1,1)

28 Cap­i­tal of the US state of Florida (11)

DOWN

1 Jan­i­tor (9) 2 Bea­tles song char­ac­ter with a Sil­ver Ham­mer (7) 3 Fel­low paid to do var­i­ous tasks around the house (3-3,3) 4 Short-lived (10) 5 Brio, verve (4) 6 For­mer Aus­tralian ter­ri­tory (5) 7 Small or­na­ment of lit­tle value (7) 8 Vote into of­fice (5) 13 Deadly night­shade (10) 15 Large group of mu­si­cians (9) 16 Mit­i­gate (9) 18 Low­est lake in the world (4,3) 20 See 7 across 21 Un­in­ter­ested (5) 22 Claude _____, French painter (5) 24 Ini­tially, the Is­lamic State of Iraq and the Le­vant (4)

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