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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 4490, Coun­try Life, Pine­hurst II, Pine­hurst Road, Farn­bor­ough Busi­ness Park, Farn­bor­ough, Hamp­shire GU14 7BF, by

Tues­day, Au­gust 8. UK en­trants only. ACROSS 1 Guy’s girl starts to adopt ro­bust

cur­rency? (6) 4 Lump­ish woman many backed

(6) 10 Delu­sion re­gard­ing wrong­ful

ar­rest? (15) 11 Cat bish­ops found in Scot­tish river (5) 12 Joke with sol­diers wear­ing film gear (9) 13 Fool­ish man ac­cept­ing re­ver­sal of po­si­tion (6) 15 Be­liefs a num­ber set out (6) 16 Swamp iden­ti­fied by other ranks in ser­vice (6) 18 Dash across a river in African cap­i­tal (6) 21 Ounce with limb en­tan­gled in plant (9) 22 Re­sent­ment shown in un­fin­ished game (5) 23 Old African prov­ince’s fruit­less con­di­tion? (6,4, 5) 24 Re­cent books ly­ing hid­den (6) 25 Moun­tain lake en­gulf­ing very English inn (6) DOWN 1 Down­grade woman se­cur­ing

ve­hi­cle test (6) 2 Ul­ti­mately still im­por­tant, what doesn’t have an E in it? (4,3, 3, 5) 3 Like fruit? Put in for the job (5) 5 Kitchen gad­get—one Pin­ter mis­used (3-6) 6 Mid­land fuddy-duddy in West London area? (9, 6) 7 Give teacher a dif­fi­cult time ul­ti­mately (6) 8 Pal cooked out­side back of kitchen (6) 9 Push tail­less bird over top of tower (6) 14 Game bird un­ex­pect­edly tramp­ing around area (9) 17 Dis­dain­ful sort ini­tially un­cer­tain about north (6) 18 Took no­tice of am­bas­sador and a cou­ple of jour­nal­ists (6) 19 Sons happy at first in trendy place of ed­u­ca­tion (6) 20 Belit­tle cathe­dral priest hold­ing English mass (6) 22 Dad’s Army’s Ital­ian food? (5)

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