GIVE US A CLUE!

Take 10 min­utes and give your brain a rev be­fore your next wash load. So­lu­tion on p35.

Real People - - PUZZLE TRAIL -

ACROSS 1 What city is home to the Bol­shoi Bal­let? (6) 5 PIC­TURE A Name this

Jun­gle Book char­ac­ter (6) 7 PIC­TURE B What is it? (3) 8 ___ and raved, talked wildly (6) 9 Scot­tish ‘lake’ (4)

10 ANAGRAM CRETE 11 Johnny ___, coun­try artist also known as The Man in Black (4) 13 Fifty per cent (4) 15 Sa­muel ___, Lon­don di­arist who wrote of the Great Fire (5)

17 It’s the luck of the ___, ex­pres­sion (4)

19 What is the name of the ninth Greek let­ter? (4)

21 & 3D Writer whose only novel was The Pic­ture

Of Do­rian Gray (5,5) 23 What bird has species in­clud­ing Trum­peter, Mute and Whooper? (4) 24 Source (6) 25 Porcine an­i­mal (3) 26 14-line poem that of­ten ends with a rhyming cou­plet (6)

27 ___ and bus­tle, lively ac­tiv­ity (6) DOWN 1 Standard or sys­tem of mea­sure­ment (6) 2 Bag you hold tightly! (6) 3 See 21A

4 The ___ Ma­chine, Scooby-doo and the gang’s van (7)

5 ANAGRAM LATHEW 6 Give him an ___ and he’ll take a mile, say­ing (4) 12 Broad­cast (3) 14 Il­lu­mi­nated (3)

16 Clip from a film, eg (7) 18 (In Chi­nese cook­ery), a small round dumpling or roll with a savoury fill­ing, usu­ally eaten boiled in soup (6) 19 The Com­plete ___ Guide, fool­proof se­ries of how-to books (6) 20 ___ Beeb, nick­name for the BBC (6)

22 Take the ___ with the smooth. say­ing (5)

23 PIC­TURE C What does this per­son have on their feet? (4)

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