Shepparton News

The National Crossword

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ACROSS

1 Taker of excessive interest

5 Zodiac sign

8 Dodge

10 Deeply engrossed

12 Idle talk

13 Previous instance as example

DOWN

2 Fashion

3 Scold

4 Arbitrator

5 Handsome youth

6 Keep in check

7 Distinguis­hed

9 Matured

11 Proving of a will

14 Zodiac sign

15 Funeral song

17 Curved

20 Holy person

22 Snare

24 Corn spike

26 To the interior of

27 Locations

29 Entity

14 Allows

16 Plain weave cotton fabric

18 Short, light opera

19 Flatfish

21 Lacerated

23 Childhood disease

25 Venerates

30 Goddess of tillage and corn

32 Female bird

34 Uncompound­ed

36 Mild

37 Leave out

38 Concise

39 Academy Award

40 Precious metal

28 Vendor

31 Prophet

33 Omit in pronunciat­ion

35 Work hard

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