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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 4488, Coun­try Life, Pine­hurst II, Pine­hurst Road, Farn­bor­ough Busi­ness Park, Farn­bor­ough, Hamp­shire GU14 7BF, by

Tues­day, July 25. UK en­trants only. ACROSS 1 Ves­sel on big wave, a fair­ground at­trac­tion (6-7) 8 A con­tainer that’s slightly

open? (4) 9 Got rid of aid cre­ated mis­guid­edly (10) 10 Ini­tially many in Mar­seille

owned such a shrub (6) 11 Fam­ily set­tles first for outer gar­ment (8) 12 Month Ir­ish town short­ened ath­letic con­test (9) 14 Close rel­a­tive in­tro­duc­ing Grieg’s first vo­cal piece (4) 15 Com­mo­tion fol­low­ing Amer­i­can ship? (4) 16 New tale I must in­spire (9) 20 In­trude in French pas­sen­ger ve­hi­cle car­ry­ing king (8) 21 Hid­den in US city shel­ter? (6) 23 Car­toon of moggy in ve­hi­cle half in river (10) 24 Pe­riod that’s long? Not en­tirely (4) 25 Al­ways fin­ish with fit Repub­li­can bishop’s ti­tle (5, 8) DOWN 1 Ex­ult about Ir­ish nov­el­ist, so

to speak (7) 2 Part of pop­u­lar Gounod

com­po­si­tion (5) 3 English trees? Non­sense (7) 4 Unusu­ally hot shower at such

a stately home (10, 5) 5 In Su­dan I’m a large crea­ture (6) 6 Lots to do, un­for­tu­nately, pro­tect­ing fun­gus (9) 7 Fe­male aban­dons free fish? That’s stag­ger­ing! (7) 13 What a sponge may be do­ing? Very in­ter­est­ing (9) 15 Fête, orig­i­nally, not just amuse­ment park (7) 17 Eu­ro­pean man wel­com­ing ris­ing group (7) 18 Ves­sel orig­i­nally tak­ing duke round most of Turk­ish cap­i­tal (7) 19 Rock iden­ti­fied by grad­u­ate and old sailor (6) 22 Herb’s age, by the sound of it (5)

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