WEEKLY CROSS­WORD

Angling Times (UK) - - WEEKLY CROSSWORD -

(* in­di­cates an ana­gram)

Across

1 As a drilled pel­let is un­in­ter­ested? (5) 4 Town at con­flu­ence of Lea and Beane (8) 8 Vi­tal an­gling gear – in canal in Eve­sham (4) 9 In brief, county lo­ca­tion of Raker Lakes (5) 10 Tribu­tary of War­wick­shire Avon (*woes) (4) 11 Pro­tected from light – *dashed around (6) 13 Pu­pae of mag­gots (7) 15 Liq­uid waste/sewage (*fun fleet) (8) 16 Thick­nesses, e.g. of bait in dou­ble-skin­ning (6) 17 Tree fo­liage – de­parts! (6) 19 Kent re­sort pos­si­bly *nearby, eh? (5,3) 21 Rivers Foyle and Swilly are in this Ir­ish county (7) 23 Male ducks (6) 24 Tribu­tary of the Witham (*ales) (4) 26 It might warn of a bite (5) 28 Pulled tight, as line might be (4) 29 PTFE bushes can be ex­ter­nal or ____ (8) 30 Hid­den store – bit of tinca, Cheshire! (5)

Down

1 Staffs. reservoir for pike/ trout (*hid lifebelt) (11) 2 Salmon river in Wales (*her idol) (7) 3 __ fly is not used be­low wa­ter (3) 4 Small, hard-skinned bean (*char­iot) (7) 5 Thorny-stemmed flow­ers (5) 6 e.g. Avon Springs or Wylands (7) 7 State of sushi fish (3) 12 Pre­pare a game-fish­ing fly (5) 14 e.g. a pop­per (7,4) 16 Tempted fish with e.g. crankbait (5) 18 Fresh­wa­ter white­fish, rare in UK (*end cave) (7) 19 Strong carry-bag (7) 20 It ab­sorbs shock in pole top sec­tions (7) 22 e.g. hempseed (5) 25 __ Head, tench au­thor­ity and au­thor (died 2000) (3) 27 Johnny __, buoy­ant hookbait rig (3)

An­swers from Au­gust 16 – Across: 1 Scales 5 Floaters 9/20 Wind tur­bine 10 Coral 11/28 Moby Dick 12 Slip­pery 14 Sarkar 15 Scalds 17 Dry spell 19 Un­der­tow 21 Ma­rina 22 Weever 24 Spade-end 26 Eton 27 Imago 29 Cromwell 30 Sieves. Down: 2 Chill 3 Lud 4 Suck­ers 5/21 Ferry Mead­ows 6 Oglesby 7 Ta­mar 8 Rob Maylin 13 Pulse 16 Con­nec­tor 17 Dew 18 Purse 23 Venom 24 Small 25 Nacre 28 Dee.

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