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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 4484, Coun­try Life, Pine­hurst II, Pine­hurst Road, Farn­bor­ough Busi­ness Park, Farn­bor­ough, Hampshire GU14 7BF, by Tues­day, June 27. UK en­trants only.

ACROSS 1 Looka­like—one adorn­ing sort of bus? (6-6) 8 One wear­ing head­gear ini­tially in Caribbean state (5) 9 Fear­ful­ness of fel­low pro­tégé given lolly, say (9) 11 Gawp, see­ing se­ries of games? Cheek (10) 12 Boyfriend in part of east Lon­don, say (4) 14 It’s not hard to be ap­pre­hen­sive! (6) 15 A cry for help in­stalling most suit­able in­su­la­tion? (8) 17 In­de­ci­sive worker fol­low­ing di­rec­tions in strike (8) 19 Freez­ing wad­ing bird with­out tail (6) 22 A mother? he didn’t have one (4) 23 New place as­so­ci­ated with comic’s side­kick (10) 25 Skill of for­mer part­ner is Peter’s un­do­ing (9) 26 The Span­ish fel­low’s girl? (5) 27 high peak where woman on horse has breather? (5, 7)

DOWN 1 Pro­pel ball at first down north­ern river (7) 2 Un­usu­ally nervy, I suit this place of learn­ing (10) 3 Trim­ming fish, in­clud­ing a carp at first (6) 4 De­jected Ul­ster county play­ers? (8) 5 Scam in­volv­ing last of farmer’s grain (4) 6 Dis­tin­guished english male in hospi­tal de­part­ment (7) 7 The way to as­sem­ble com­plete food? (12) 10 Rider dis­turb­ing queen in trees (12) 13 half the globe has edge over her pies, sadly (10) 16 To­wards end of play, be fi­nally idle? (8) 18 Go away, car­ry­ing a mem­ber’s hair­wash (7) 20 One of sev­eral tak­ing lease af­ter jour­ney (7) 21 Stick to­gether in this place, sup­port­ing firm (6) 24 Smile broadly, leav­ing drudgery un­fin­ished (4)

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