WEEKLY CROSS­WORD

Angling Times (UK) - - YOUR FISHING WEEK -

(* in­di­cates an ana­gram)

Across

1 Long-pole sta­biliser / rod rest (4,3) 5 Pole sec­tion at the end fur­thest from the reel – great gear! (3,3) 8 4/6ths of limpet is floppy! (4) 9 Herby smell of grayling (5) 10 Sen­si­tive rod – used by ma­gi­cian? (4) 11 * Dreads mov­ing ven­omous snakes (6) 12 City on Shan­non es­tu­ary / funny verse (8) 14 Not so­cial - as large fish tend to be (8) 16 Birds-nests tan­gles oc­cur on th­ese (6) 18 A weed rake’s tines (6) 20 ‘Isle’ of _____, lo­ca­tion of Ch­e­sil Beach (8) 22 Where bite in­di­ca­tors are usu­ally at­tached (3,4) 24 Eye shades (6) 26 ___ bush makes for fric­tion-free elas­tic (4) 28 Slide smoothly (5) 29 Pack­bait in­gre­di­ent – good with curry! (4) 30 Sleek hook­less lure (*see rat) (6) 31 Sur­geon’s knife (7)

Down

1 Feeder that re­leases on hit­ting bot­tom (4,7) 2/25 Good ad­di­tive for tench (*plumper, say) (5,5) 3 Avon-side city’s ther­mal waters (4,3) 4 See 27dn. 5 Type of drinks flask (*mother’s?) (7) 6 Use a thumbie on ___ cast­ing (5) 7 Pub – en­ter­tained by Kevin Nash! (3) 13 Shape of e.g. bait rocket (11) 15 Fluid ejected by cut­tle­fish – in pinkies! (3) 17 Lu­bri­cant (3) 19 Bite in­di­ca­tor (*new rigs) (7) 20 Nick­name for small carp (*it’s ‘peas’!) (7) 21 Coastal area be­tween Italy and France (7) 23 Sed­i­ment left at bot­tom of drink (5) 25 See 2dn. 27/4 Fa­mous Hamp­shire Avon fish­ery (*holy treaty) (3,7)

An­swers from Oc­to­ber 4 – Across: 7 Piers 9/16 Lind­holme Lakes 10 Cassien 11 Li­cence 12 Fal 14 Sites 15 Pulls 17 Cru­cian 19 Blan­ket 21 Sweet 22 Union 25 Rollers 27 Bar­bule 29 Pol­lu­tion 30 Hairs. Down: 1/18 Nets In The Sun 2 Plank­ton 3 An­gles 4 Chick­pea 5 Llyn 6 Legers 7 Pa­cific 8 Skims 13 Louse 19 Bait band 20 Teasers 21 Stripe 22 Un­ship 23/24 North Sea 26 Lilo 28 Unit.

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