CROSS­WORD

Irish Daily Mail - YOU - - SPECIAL REPORT -

TO EN­TER Com­plete the cross­word and count how many times the let­ter ‘X’ ap­pears in the grid. Post your en­try to YOU Cross­word No 1,622, PO Box 5332, Cardiff Lane, Dublin 2. Clos­ing date is Fri­day, De­cem­ber 7. 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

6 Ital­ian city made fa­mous by Shake­speare (6) 7 Un­dress (8) 9 Halt, de­sist (4) 11 Fairy­tale char­ac­ter who also has her own pantomime (10) 12 Com­mon­wealth coun­try (6) 13 Dwarf planet dis­cov­ered in 1930 (5) 14 As­sas­si­nated US Pres­i­dent (sur­name) (7) 16 Main field of rid­ers in a cy­cling road race (7) 18 Show-off (5) 19 Weak, frag­ile (6) 20 Rolling Stone who was a stu­dent at 5, 8 down (4,6) 21 Part of Lon­don that is home to many restau­rants and night­clubs (4) 22 En­tan­gled (8) 23 Ma­jor South Amer­i­can river (6)

DOWN

1 Peo­ple be­tween 70 and 79 years old (15) 2 Al­ter­na­tive name for a car’s dash­board (6) 3 In Ja­pan, these root veg­eta­bles are some­times stir-fried with salt or soy sauce (7) 4 Timetable, plan (8) 5 (and 8 down) Col­lege of the Uni­ver­sity of Lon­don that has the high­est per­cent­age of in­ter­na­tional stu­dents of all British uni­ver­si­ties (3,6,6,2,9) 8 See 5 down 10 Frank (5-6) 15 Loses hope (8) 17 Dis­as­ter, catas­tro­phe, mis­for­tune (7) 19 Cer­e­mo­ni­ous, con­ven­tional (6)

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