Irish Daily Mail - YOU

CROSSWORD

No 1,532

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TO ENTER Complete the crossword and count how many times the letter ‘A’ appears in the grid. Post your entry to YOU Crossword No 1,532, PO Box 5332, Cardiff Lane, Dublin 2. Closing date is Friday, March 17. One random winner from all correct entries will win €100 and five runners-up will win €25 each. Winners will be notified within 14 days. Solution in two weeks.

ACROSS

6 The golden ______: the national 11 across of Australia (6)

8 Strike someone with your cranium (4-4)

10 The national 11 across of India (5)

11 Bloom or blossom on a plant (6)

12 The national 11 across of Iraq, Bulgaria and England (4)

13 Prevented, excluded (9)

15 To decide or determine firmly (7) 17 US state (7) 19 The Christian sacrament in which Christ’s Last Supper is commemorat­ed by the consecrati­on of bread and wine (9)

22 Bay or yelp like a wolf (4)

23 Fête, market, fair (6)

24 The liturgical headdress of a bishop (5)

25 A second chance for the first shot in a game of golf (8)

26 Aid, rally round (6)

DOWN

1 Canadian city (9) 2 Middle, core (6) 3 The national 11 across – or emblem – of Scotland (7) 4 The national 11 across of Wales (8)

5 Patrick Macnee’s character in The Avengers sounds equine (5)

7 Form of communicat­ion (9,4)

9 Willy Russell musical revolving around fraternal twins (5,8)

14 The national 11 across of Austria (9)

16 Clergyman’s residence (8)

18 The national 11 across of Tunisia (7)

20 Office container used to put letters and documents in before they are dealt with (2,4)

21 The capital of Afghanista­n (5)

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