THEBIG CROSS­WORD

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ACROSS

1 An­cient Mid­dle Eastern land ➒ 7 Young seal ➌ 8 Ex­am­ine in de­tail ➐ 9 Os­car - - - - -, play­wright ➎ 12 Budge, move ➎ 17 West Coun­try city ➐ 18 Look out! ➏ 19 Short­hand in­ven­tor ➏ 21 Ac­tress, - - - - - - - Mccutcheon. See pic ➐ 22 Bird­cage roost ➎ 24 Asian coun­try ➎ 26 Sports ground ➐ 28 Pos­sess ➌ 29 Pre­vi­ous oc­cur­rence ➒

DOWN

1 Fleshy trop­i­cal fruit ➎ 2 Cir­cuit of a race­track ➌ 3 Out of the sun area ➎ 4 Rhys - - - - -, ac­tor ➎ 5 East Anglian cathe­dral city ➌ 6 Dex­trous ➍ 10 Pro­pose, have in mind ➏ 11 Predica­ment ➐ 13 Hack, lop ➌ 14 Ear­lier ➏ 15 Do a favour for ➏ 16 Spain and Por­tu­gal ➏ 20 Rain­coat ➌ 22 Time gone by ➍ 23 Ethiopian em­peror, - - - - Se­lassie ➎ 24 TV chef, - - - - - Oliver. See pic ➎ 25 Group of nine singers ➎ 27 Unit of elec­tric cur­rent ➌ 28 Civil award ➊➊➊

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