CROSS­WORD

Irish Daily Mail - YOU - - CROSSWORD | HOROSCOPE -

TO EN­TER Com­plete the cross­word and count how many times the let­ter ‘X’ ap­pears in the grid. Post your en­try to YOU Cross­word No 1,618, PO Box 5332, Cardiff Lane, Dublin 2. Clos­ing date is Fri­day, Novem­ber 9. One ran­dom win­ner from all cor­rect en­tries will win a pocket dic­tionary. The win­ner will be no­ti­fied within 14 days. So­lu­tion in two weeks. ACROSS

8 City that be­came the Con­fed­er­ate cap­i­tal in the Amer­i­can Civil War (8)

9 Ed­u­cated, trained (6)

10 The first day of 17 across (3,9)

11 (and 16 down) A few days be­fore 20 down (6,8)

12 Trudged, tramped (8)

14 Aus­trian com­poser (sur­name); South African word for moun­tain; in short, what caused the Ti­tanic to sink (4)

15 Species of wheat (5)

17 Pe­riod of 40 days be­fore 20 down (4)

19 Con­tin­u­ous or flow­ing (8) 23 Bear-like (6) 24 Use­less­ness, in­com­pe­tence (12) 25 Stops, ends (6) 26 Ei­ther of the two con­tigu­ous egg-shaped masses of grey mat­ter at the base of the brain (8)

DOWN

1 Deter some­one through per­sua­sion from a course of ac­tion (8)

2 Kind of sweet you don’t swal­low (7,3) 3 Farewells (8) 4 In the Chris­tian church, most of De­cem­ber (6) 5 Large are­nas (6) 6 Group of peo­ple who de­cide on the guilt or in­no­cence of some­one on trial (4) 7 De­scrip­tive of the day be­fore 10 across (6) 13 This day falls a week be­fore 20 down (4,6) 16 See 11 across 18 Some­thing that re­ally doesn’t mat­ter (8) 20 Chris­tian fes­ti­val (6) 21 Sur­plus, glut (6) 22 Greet, hail (6) 24 What many Chris­tians do dur­ing 17 across (4)

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