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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 4482, Coun­try Life, Pine­hurst II, Pine­hurst Road, Farn­bor­ough Busi­ness Park, Farn­bor­ough, Hampshire GU14 7BF, by

Tues­day, June 13. UK en­trants only.

ACROSS 1 Speech made by Old Nick—

and here he is! (4,2,3,5) 8 TV an­tenna—a real one, sur­pris­ingly (6) 9 Se­ri­ous english com­poser in

east of France (7) 10 It neu­tralises poi­son Tina con­fused with canned meat? (9) 11 Dev­as­ta­tion pro­duced by some

with a vo­ca­tion (5) 12 Way to travel on horse­back,

or step it out (6) 14 Ar­row-maker, one who brings

fifty in­side (8) 16 Giv­ing away goods pur­chased?

(8) 19 Stare fixedly, ini­tially be­hold­ing or­nate summer house (6) 21 A spirit grip­ping area once

more (5) 22 Ter­ri­ble thing de­feat, at the

end of the day (9) 24 As­sault aris­ing from anger in

pub? (7) 25 Woman in­tro­duc­ing off­spring,

con­ceal­ing one’s dream (6) 26 Strange man, an alto in the

coun­try song (8,6) DOWN 2 Not in favour of the ce­real?

That’s unnatural (7,3,5) 3 Old glove lead­ing jour­nal­ist

left out (7) 4 Method of com­mu­ni­ca­tion in

ho­tel ex­change (5) 5 Im­per­ish­able se­abird in east

Alabama? (7) 6 Within which we may pick up

info to share out? (7) 7 Be­come un­sta­ble—due to

bank­ing er­ror? (4,4,7) 13 Priest—the Span­ish one (3) 14 For­eign Of­fice girl’s ini­tial

con­fu­sion (3) 15 Work unit pri­mar­ily erect­ing gantry across river (3) 17 Asian joke, one about in­jec­tion (7) 18 Grand­par­ent ea­ger to pro­duce cot­ton fab­ric (7) 20 Skilled work­man’s right to en­ter first-class sick­bay (7) 23 Auc­tion­eer’s ham­mer passed on to learner (5)

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