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The Malta Independent on Sunday - - COMPETITIONS -

ACROSS:

1. Per­son who has died (8) 5. Cur­va­tures (4) 8. Small ro­dents (4) 9. Kiss and cud­dle (8) 10. Cre­ation of se­lect groups (7) 12. Mus­lims are its fol­low­ers (5) 15. Sanc­tify (5) 16. Sec­ond-hand ve­hi­cle (4,3) 20. Rope-pulling con­test (3-2-3) 21. Shed (4) 22. Male par­ent of an an­i­mal (4) 23. Small pas­try eaten at Christ

mas (5,3)

DOWN:

1. Young women (7) 2. Plu­ral of 'cac­tus' (5) 3. Dis­charges (5) 4. Hol­low, de­pres­sion (4) 6. Enig­mas (7) 7 & 15. Re­lax­ing in ses­sions in

hot damp rooms (5,5) 11. False gods (5) 12. Silly (5) 13. One who takes vengeance

(7) 14. Or­ga­nize (7) 15. See 7 down 17. Alarm (bell) (5) 18. Im­mo­bi­lizer (5) 19. Take a dip in the sea (4)

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