Cross­word

Country Life Every Week - - Bridge Crossword -

A prize of £15 in book to­kens will be awarded for the first cor­rect so­lu­tion opened. So­lu­tions must reach Cross­word No 4475, Coun­try Life, Pine­hurst II, Pine­hurst Road, Farn­bor­ough Busi­ness Park, Farn­bor­ough, Hamp­shire GU14 7BF, by

Tues­day, April 25. UK en­trants only.

ACROSS 6 re­li­gious body in col­lege (6, 7) 8 Ner­vous when a sin­gle so­cial­ist leaves to dredge (2, 4) 9 What you may do at 27 as

a source of warmth? (4, 4) 10 Tease when mark with ridges (3) 11 rob most of glen for in­com­pe­tent per­son 12 run stake into deer (8) 14 Squashes rel­a­tive (7) 16 re­port­edly dis­hon­est animal (7) 20 Gen­uine man and French are grace­ful (8) 23 Left small wood to act ob­se­quiously (6) 24 Tree re­mains (3) 25 one keen on pur­suit is first to be near stove (8) 26 Tony leaves stub­bornly to edit book de­scrip­tions (6) 27 I got hang­ers on to dis­perse from tar­get area (8, 5)

DOWN 1 Ser­vant to hurry up ex­change deficit (5, 3) 2 Ex­cel­lent ex­am­ple of love for part of per­son­al­ity (8) 3 Soft­ware for gym­nast? (7) 4 Tai­lor from East Asia (6) 5 Handy that we pour fuel (6) 6 So­lu­tions can’t be con­fer­ences (13) 7 one-off in­land rev­enue head has power to trap fab­ric seller (13) 13 Girl from the day be­fore (3) 15 Knight in un­de­sir­able lo­ca­tion (3) 17 Aris­to­cratic mid­dle neigh­bour sur­rounded by a hard out­growth (8) 18 Ar­tic­u­late an­gry queen smashes lot (8) 19 Severely crit­i­cis­ing cov­er­ing (7) 21 First eleven now be­lat­edly leave on coach to­gether (2, 4) 22 Lives in sex­ist way (6)

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