The Irish Mail on Sunday - - GET PUZZLING! -

Our Bare Bones Cross­word is unique be­cause you have to com­plete the grid – num­bers and squares – as well. We have in­serted four black squares and four clue num­bers to get you go­ing. The cross­word has a four-way sym­me­try: both top and bot­tom and left and right match, so you can fill in 12 more squares straight away. There is a prize of a Collins Pocket Th­e­saurus. Send your so­lu­tion to: Bare Bones Puz­zle No.631, The Ir­ish Mail on Sun­day, PO Box 5332, Cardiff Lane, Dublin 2. En­tries must ar­rive by Fri­day (pho­to­copies not ac­cepted). The win­ner of Bare Bones No.630 is Seán Dun­can, New­bridge, Co. Kil­dare.


1 His pud­ding con­tains an un­ex­pected in­gre­di­ent 4 Clever, river com­ing out in bay 7 Grad­u­ate points to the low­est part 9 Sent out to get fe­male some Asian food 10 Right to boot out a pro­grammable ma­chine 11 Left fool to waste his time 12 Chap to halt improve­ment to well-be­ing 13 Engi­neers beat off a dis­count 14 Stupid per­son takes trou­ble to at­tack 18 Charts out pota­toes, for ex­am­ple 20 Drill for boron and min­eral 21 Auc­tion in­cludes Bri­tish fur 22 Hide an­guish with an im­pres­sion 23 Use nee­dles to get new equip­ment out 24 Called head of English, to an ex­tent 25 Get wor­ried about anar­chist’s first at­ten­dance


2 Quiet dress leads to in­ves­ti­ga­tion 3 Drink to a fel­low spy (Two words) 4 Bishop gets ter­ri­bly rich as a pun­ish­ment 5 Wind key in­side part of wall 6 The first or­gan­ised tour in coach 7 Dance has rel­e­vance and a mov­ing part (Two words) 8 Quiet at the back in pas­sage 15 Small crop in­vokes de­ri­sion 16 Swapped roles with no-hoper 17 Treat­ing a burn in the city 18 Re­port­edly in­flu­enced by ma­te­rial 19 Teach new way to play dis­hon­estly

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