Easy Cross­word

Australian Women’s Weekly NZ - - PUZZLES -

When you com­plete the cross­word, the let­ters on the shaded squares, read­ing left to right, top to bot­tom, will spell the mys­tery word.

ACROSS

1. Likes bet­ter 6. Per­son from Stock­holm, eg 10. Meadow 11. Agree, say – 12 Whirls 13. Sump­tu­ous 14. Amend text 17. Painstak­ing 19. Mocked 21. Golf peg 22. Church seat 23. Sailors’ drink 25. Be­come firm 27. Be­gan again 30. Chaired, – over meet­ing 31. Chal­lenge 33. Emit rays, eg 35. Un­fas­ten knot 37. Fe­male sheep 38. Buzzing in­sect 39. Sturdy fab­ric 40. Showed con­tempt, – at

DOWN

1. Went by 2. Cure-all 3. Marsh 4. Sun­rise di­rec­tion 5. Im­pas­sive 6. Given to study 7. Lace hole 8. An­i­mal’s lair 9. Landed prop­erty 15. Daunt, put off 16. Help­ful hint 17. Morn­ing con­den­sa­tion 18. At no time 20. Frail 23. Scar­let 24. Wet soft earth 25. Is mer­ci­ful to 26. Of­fer 27. Re­plen­ishes 28. Ship’s cap­tain 29. Guard against at­tack 32. Solid square 34. Re­spect­ful fear 36. Sig­ni­fies maiden name

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