Prize cross­word

Sunday Herald Life - - Television & Radio -

ACROSS

1 File ques­tion with an­swer re­placed by eg­ghead (4)

4 Ap­pear to eat rich fill­ing and pear (6)

9 On be­half of Melody, phone Heather af­ter read­ing cards? (7-7)

11 Be­hind ropes riot erupts (9)

12 Op­er­a­tor not about to get in­crease (5)

13 Ar­gue with new agent over money (6)

15 Left in the grass, it’s cov­ered (8)

17 Bro­ken pane – trap is clear (8)

18 Set of but­tons on, say, a cush­ion (6)

21 Hu­mour hus­band with spin­ning dec­o­ra­tion (5)

22 Brought inside by the man, wooden frame is un­fin­ished (5-4)

24 Chef hurt, lentil soup aban­doned (4,2,3,5) 25 Marched in lines on the way to river (6) 26 Achieves the same thing at test cen­tre (4)

DOWN

2 Store with­out uni­form socks? (5)

3 His set pat­tern for pa­per (6)

4 Fruit de­liv­ered by boats, or­der for France (8) 5 Lies to men about im­por­tant event (9)

6 Sort of verse pro­duced by writer shot on party is­land (8,6)

7 Mem­o­rised by old fel­lows, pop’s ul­ti­mate chart (3,3)

8 Model on stage get­ting tense (7,7)

10 Sell book with ob­ject (4)

14 Got hal­ter loos­ened fairly slowly (9)

16 Cool day’s no good on east­ern break (8) 17 Oint­ment’s not first batch char­ity’s pro­vided (4)

19 Boat yard build­ing hy­dro­foil sec­tion (6)

20 Save de­tail, cast get­ting tired (6)

23 Di­vide own case for lap­top (5)

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