WEEKLY CROSS­WORD

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Across

8 Ma­jor river of the Fen­lands (5,4) 9 Ben, made his In­ter­na­tional de­but in 2008 (5) 10 Town at source of River Lea (5) 11 What broth­ers Dave and Mick Vin­cent are (5) 12 First name of an­glers Maker and Pick­er­ing (3) 13/29 Staffs venue of the Fish O’Ma­nia fi­nal (7,9) 15 Pro­tect these with thumbies when power-cast­ing (7) 17 Weight used to find depth of swim (7) 19 In­di­ca­tion of a dis­ease (7) 21 Gets cover from e.g. Tackle-Safe (7) 23 Uses a dis­gorger? (7) 25 Con­flict in Ne­wark! (3) 26 Mak­ing e.g. a grin­ner (5) 27 Find a so­lu­tion – to this clue! (5) 28 Is ahead of the rest with these weights! (5) 29 See 13ac.

Down

1 Dis­solved (6) 2 __ Smith, ex-Eng­land man­ager (4) 3 U-shaped sup­port for rod han­dle (4,4) 4 A com­fort – *if reel changed (6) 5 Horse­shoe Lake is in this county (ab­brev.) (4) 6 Mark, in­ter­na­tional carp an­gler (*belt tart) (8) 7 Peter, carp leg­end (died 2015) (6) 8 Con­test’s top prize? (*plug cod) (4,3) 14 Edi­ble mol­lusc – in wormery (5) 16 e.g. im­ma­ture mayfly (5) 18 Against the river’s flow (8) 19 Like a slow-mov­ing river – *his glugs (8) 20 Shell­fish – sounds like bi­ceps? (7) 21 River bor­der­ing Sal­ford and Manch­ester (6) 22 Small, light, row boats (6) 24 Off­shore drilling plat­form (3,3) 26 Wal­rus’s tooth (4) 27 That of a loafer is brass or plas­tic (4)

(* in­di­cates an ana­gram)

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