Prize-win­ning cross­word

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Use the fol­low­ing an­swers to form an old French proverb: ‘25 down 22 across 29 down 4 down 30 down 27 down 4 down 18 across.’

ACROSS

1 Put out shoots (6) 5 In­tim­i­date, pester (6) 9 Com­press to ex­tract juice? (7) 11 and 12 Pe­riod of great pros­per­ity and achieve­ment (6,3) 13 Thief (6) 16 Not many (3) 17 Un­well (3) 18 Gar­ment, cov­er­ing the legs (8) 22 Ever­green aro­matic shrub with nar­row leaves (8) 23 Tree-felling tool (3) 24 Noc­tur­nal bird of prey (3) 26 Large groups of bees, per­haps (6) 29 Eu­ca­lyp­tus, the ___ tree (3) 31 Light-sen­si­tive part of the eye (6) 32 Trop­i­cal storm (7) 34 Species or va­ri­ety name mean­ing creep­ing (6) 35 Be against (6)

DOWN

2 Trim away dead or over­grown parts (5) 3 Num­ber (3) 4 and 5 Seat of govern­ment of the Nether­lands (3,5) 6 Law, prin­ci­ple (4) 7 Root veg­etable known as rutabaga in North Amer­ica (5) 8 Coarse grass used to make wick­er­work and good-qual­ity pa­per (7) 10 Col­lec­tion of wild an­i­mals (3) 13 Wa­ter­side plants (6) 14 Prickly seed case (4) 15 De­vel­ops ready for pick­ing (6) 16 Bit­ing, jump­ing in­sect (4) 19 To do with the mouth (4) 20 Tast­ing like a le­mon, per­haps (4) 21 US state, cap­i­tal Cheyenne (7) 25 In what place? (5) 27 Da­m­ages by fric­tion (5) 28 Hawthorn blos­som (3) 29 De­vel­ops and in­creases in size (5) 30 Mar­ried woman (4) 32 Twice 3 down (3) 33 Small, hard fruit seed (3)

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