Mind games

Friday - - Contents -

Time to chal­lenge your­self.

ACROSS

6 1954 novel by the au­thor of That Un­cer­tain Feel­ing, Take a Girl Like You, One Fat English­man, The Green Man, and

The Folks That Live on the Hill (5,3) 8 Dark-leafed va­ri­ety of kale used in Tus­can dishes such as ri­bol­lita, mine­strone and piz­zoc­cheri (6,4) 12 A se­ries of moun­tains; a string of is­lands; or a for­mer mea­sure equal to 100 links or 66 feet (5) 13 Mod­eller or­dered to cre­ate death masks of prom­i­nent vic­tims dur­ing the French Revo­lu­tion, who later toured Bri­tain with her relics and founded a per­ma­nent wax­works ex­hi­bi­tion in Baker Street, London (7) 14 Sour_____; dense va­ri­ety of bread with a crispy crust made from a fer­mented starter mix­ture fed over a num­ber of days (5) 15 With an es­ti­mated 20,000 species, in­sects liv­ing in struc­tured so­cial colonies form­ing castes of work­ers, sol­diers, queens and drones (4) 16 ________ Ball­room; Baz Luhrmann film (8) 18 Woman sent to Earth by Zeus with a box/jar of evils in re­venge for Prometheus’s theft of fire; a moon of Saturn; or a novel by Jilly Cooper (7) 21 _______ of Love; mu­si­cal and book by An­drew Lloy­dWeb­ber based on a novel by David Gar­nett (7) 24 In­sol­u­ble pro­tein act­ing as a glue-like sub­stance dur­ing the process of blood clot­ting (6) 25 Score of one stroke un­der par at a hole in golf; or another term for a shuttlecock in bad­minton (6) 28 Sys­tem en­com­pass­ing el­e­ments of yoga, mar­tial arts andWestern forms of ex­er­cise to strengthen the core and im­prove flex­i­bil­ity and pos­ture (7) 29 White rab­bit character cre­ated by Dutch artist and chil­dren’s au­thor Dick Bruna (5) 30 Is­land coun­try in the heart of the Mediter­ranean with the small­est cap­i­tal in the EU, which is due to cel­e­brate the 50th an­niver­sary of its in­de­pen­dence (5) 35 The cap­i­tal of 9 Down (5)

So­lu­tions will be given next week. Last date for en­tries is Novem­ber 25. The win­ner and the names of those who got all an­swers cor­rect will be an­nounced on De­cem­ber 5. Win­ner of Novem­ber 7 crossword: Walid Aljouma, Shar­jah. Name........................................................................................................................... ..................

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