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A prize of £15 in book to­kens will be awarded for the first cor­rect so­lu­tion opened. Solutions must reach Crossword No 4474, Coun­try Life, Pine­hurst II, Pine­hurst Road, Farn­bor­ough Busi­ness Park, Farn­bor­ough, Hamp­shire GU14 7BF, by Tues­day, April 18. UK en­trants only.

ACROSS

1 But such a bed is not in such good or­der! (5-3) 5 Snub con­cern­ing en­thu­si­ast (6) 9 Dance em­ploy­ing two wind in­stru­ments? (8) 10 Un­mar­ried woman left hold­ing a ser­vice book ((6) 11 Gas break­ing up riot in north­ern news (8) 12 ve­hi­cle tak­ing part in test at ely? (6) 14 Spite­ful books on ro­dent of mas­cu­line gen­der (10) 18 In­crease ef­fect of pow­er­ful ruler pro­tect­ing is­land (10) 22 Most of the tribe in an­cient coun­try (6) 23 Girl wel­com­ing euro­peans and Africans (8) 24 Time to back old repub­li­can press chief (6) 25 Im­par­tial­ity not as­so­ci­ated with brunettes? (8) 26 Seal, or young bird, say? (6) 27 Ad­vo­cate in rent-a-toy fi­asco (8)

DOWN

1 A cou­ple of Poles tour­ing the cap­i­tal (6) 2 Bri­g­and orig­i­nally par­tic­i­pat­ing in charge (6) 3 Tac­tic half of them first use (6) 4 end­lessly in­spire a city opera man­ager (10) 6 Dis­charge from euro­pean em­bassy (8) 7 Used a net in­eptly, get­ting thrown from sad­dle (8) 8 voice used in skir­mish south of Cor­nish river (8) 13 re­lax with rel­a­tive out­side reg­i­ment’s eat­ing-place (10) 15 Don’t see so much? It’s im­mac­u­late (8) 16 Bird gazing fixedly across lake (8) 17 Short story re­quir­ing un­usu­ally neat code (8) 19 Coif­fure seen in mu­si­cal party (6) 20 He has con­trol in this place (6) 21 Woollen gar­ment for a light brown cow? (6)

SO­LU­TION TO 4473 (Win­ner will be an­nounced in two weeks’ time) ACROSS: 1, Dis­tress sig­nal; 7, Ad­mis­sion; 9, Drake; 10, Weight­ier; 12, Niche; 13, Eton Col­lege; 14, Thatcherism; 19, Al­pha; 20, Ex­or­ciser; 22, Trick; 23, Tat­tooist; 24, Cross-ex­am­in­ing. DOWN: 1, Dead-end street; 2, Scratch; 3, Ref­eree; 4, Si­dle; 5, Ga­so­hol; 6, Asi­nine; 8, Nerve-wrack­ing; 10,Woofers; 11, Itchier; 15, Adopter; 16, Co­coons; 17, Mar­tini; 18, A pri­ori; 21, Es­sex.

Win­ner of 4471 is Justin Bendig, Banstead, Sur­rey.

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