GEN­ERAL KNOWL­EDGE

crossword no. 730

The Herald - - PUZZLES - by Kyle

ACROSS

1 Sta­bil­is­ing fin be­neath the rear of a surf­board (4)

4 Outer protein shell of a virus (6)

9 Tall N Amer­i­can lo­belia with scar­let blooms (8,6)

11 1861 ac­claimed sen­sa­tion novel by Mrs Henry Wood (4,5)

12 See 25ac (5)

13 Where in Scot­land deer head close to a burn? (6)

15 As much al­co­hol as can make one drunk (8)

17 Mid­dle ger­mi­nal layer of an an­i­mal em­bryo (8)

18 Cow­boy of the South Amer­i­can pam­pas (6)

21 In­for­mal name for a three-wheeled bi­cy­cle (5)

22 Se­quin or span­gle used to dec­o­rate cloth­ing (9)

24 Scot­tish for­est where a 4ft long wild­cat was filmed in March 2018 (14)

25 And 12ac Re­la­tion­ship of width to height of a TV or cinema screen (6,5)

26 Burial cham­ber made from stone or a hol­lowed tree (4)

DOWN

2 Small shrimp-like crus­taceans eaten by whales (5)

3 (Scot­tish) Re­volv­ing cap on a chim­ney pot (6)

4 Stim­u­lant found in tea, cof­fee, co­coa etc. (8)

5 In­flam­ma­tion of the gums with dis­charge of pus (9)

6 Of­fi­cial doc­u­ment or card proof­ing who one is (14)

7 Long, te­dious speech or piece of writ­ing (6)

8 Un­in­hab­ited archipelago west of Mull, the largest be­ing Lunga (14) 10 Head and shoul­ders of a salmon (4)

14 Per­son for whom a let­ter, par­cel etc. is in­tended (9)

16 Pub­li­ca­tion, or part of it, is­sued in ad­vance (8)

17 Small speck or par­ti­cle of dust (4) 19 Trop­i­cal African tree used for ply­wood and ve­neers (6)

20 Very small E African an­te­lope (3-3) 23 Home of the old­est sports mu­seum in the world (1864) (4’1) (5)

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