WEEKLY CROSSWORD

Angling Times (UK) - - YOUR FISHING WEEK -

Across

1 Nuneaton’s river – part of bank eroded (5) 4 No­d­ule on e.g. spawn­ing fish (*bet cruel) (8) 8 Carp-like fishes – *dies hor­ri­bly! (4) 9 Body colour of young pike (5) 10 Nick­name of an­gler Mick Brown (4) 11 Back-up pole (5,3) 12 Noise e.g. made by jump­ing fish (6) 13 As soaked bread does (6) 15 Set-up with bait not di­rectly mounted on hook (4,3) 17 __ Wa­ter, East Mid­lands ar­ti­fi­cial lake (7) 19 Green frog, TV star! (6) 21 Grain of ce­real – sounds like ‘colonel’ (6) 23/7 Venue of ‘Maver Match This’ fi­nal last month (8,5) 25 Ir­ish lough – in Alder­ney! (4) 26 Jumbo-sized (5) 27 Tar­gets ... some tinca, I’m sure (4) 28 Staffs gravel pit, ___ Wa­ter Park (*not barns) (8) 29 Sal­mon rel­a­tive – whiffed (5)

Down

1 2016 Old Ghost UK Champ (*pond weary) (4,5) 2 Small hawk (7) 3 Ra­dio code word for ‘re­ceived /un­der­stood’ (5) 4 River on Scot­landEng­land bor­der (5) 5 Pointed metal pole with screw thread for e.g. rod rest (4,5) 6 Sieve-user – en­emy of Bat­man! (7) 7 See 23ac. 14 It clips to rod tip for night il­lu­mi­na­tion (9) 15 Con­cealed ... some fish, I de­clare (3) 16 Div­ing seabird – makes *Eliot glum (9) 18 Ru­ined Welsh abbey on banks of Wye (7) 20 *I greet a wacky Sur­rey mar­ket town (7) 22 Mis­take – partly an­gler Rory’s (5) 23 Terry, UK carp leg­end/ an­gling au­thor (5) 24 An­glers Chris, Alan, Paul __ (5)

An­swers from Oc­to­ber 11 –Across: 1 Bump bar 5 Top kit 8 Limp 9 Thyme 10 Wand 11 Ad­ders 12 Lim­er­ick 14 Soli­tary 16 Spools 18 Spikes 20 Port­land 22 Rod tips 24 Visors 26 PTFE 28 Glide 29 Rice 30 Teaser 31 Scalpel. Down: 1 Bait drop­per 2/25 Maple syrup 3 Bath Spa 5 Ther­mos 6 Power 7 Inn 13 Cylin­dri­cal 15 Ink 17 Oil 19 Swinger 20 Pasties 21 Riviera 23 Dregs 27/4 The Royalty.

(* in­di­cates an ana­gram)

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