Bridge and crossword

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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 4505, Coun­try Life, Pine­hurst II, Pine­hurst Road, Farn­bor­ough Busi­ness Park, Farn­bor­ough, Hamp­shire GU14 7BF, by

Tues­day, Novem­ber 21. UK en­trants only. ACROSS

1 Ne­go­tiable part per­haps of

the­atre equip­ment (9, 5) 8 Bring in mat­ter (6) 9 Maun­der about with­out

weapons (7) 10 Waf­fle cloth stored in rows of hexag­o­nal cells (9) 11 Prac­ti­cal joke ex­per­tise (5) 12 Spot large head­line (6) 14 Coura­geous re­struc­tured small firm omits sales force re­sults (8) 16 Me­chanic to plan de­vi­ously (8) 19 Goes round cloth­ing (6) 21 Prin­ci­ple to cap­ture note (5) 22 Cheer­ful sailor gets the bird (5, 4) 24 right to leave band be­fore fin­ish of pay­ment (7) 25 Night be­fore take in small amount to de­velop grad­u­ally (6) 26 Show sur­prise at sur­gi­cal treat­ment (5,2, 7)

DOWN

2 Let pen­sioner opt to write un­signed abu­sive mis­sive (6-3, 6) 3 Nosy man uses false names (7) 4 Now it is as halves (2, 3) 5 Growl com­plaint (7) 6 Likely to read about screen­writer (7) 7 Pre­vent the medic to love les­son (8,3, 4) 13 Shade in Viet­nam city (3) 14 Pro to en­ter (3) 15 Fool in em­bar­rass­ing po­si­tion (3) 17 Kicks ball be­tween op­po­nent’s legs for spices (7) 18 Chained to spiny anteater (7) 20 Lock part of surgery (7) 23 Opin­ion of coin (5)

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