THE WEEK CROSSWORD 131

The Week Middle East - - Crossword -

ACROSS

1 One with con­vic­tion is a pop­u­lar chum (6) Bishop’s ready to cover ev­ery­thing in cricket? (4,4) 9 Ex­tend tramp’s area of land (8) 10 Governess ex­pected girl to be back (6) 11 Labour scrap? That’s some­thing

reg­u­larly en­ter­tain­ing us (5,5) 13 Gar­den fea­ture stood out in leaves (4) 14 Hurt feel­ings of crick­eters in the

out­field? (4,4) 16 Some noisy phones in Tube (6) 17 Puz­zled Arab tack­ling crossword set­ter

in big store (6) 19 In­her­ited en­graved gem con­tain­ing

fash­ion­able piece of topaz (4,4) 21 Mea­sure of what decorators use (4) 22 Stop in Bear and Plough, pubs fi­nally

pro­tected (10) 24 Run be­hind beam (6) 25 Old car­riage de­liv­ered shortly be­fore

noon (8) 27 Late ar­rival re­placed me on crew (8) 28 End­less protest on beat, one be­hind

an­other (6) 5

DOWN

2 Not en­tirely con­ven­tional name for Mon­roe (5) Ur­gent case taken up to some ex­tent in law (3) 4 For­mer part­ner, gen­er­ous model (7) 5 Su­pe­rior race-go­ers? (7) 6 Game part­ners left with cal­cu­la­tors (7) 7 Make-up col­lapsed, cou­ple fi­nally

separat­ing (11) 8 Veg­etable from chap on leave (9) 12 Put one in the pic­ture about

heal­ing (11) 15 Show­ing no feel­ing, pris­oner grabs Ian

roughly (9) 18 Plat­form used by odd sort in odd

sur­round­ings (7) 19 Child on brown­ish yel­low potty (7) 20 Suc­ceeded daily by the sound of it,

away from home (4-3) 23 Let pound drop a bit (5) 26 Facts taken from short fel­low (3) 3 Get to the point (6, first let­ter N)

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