CROSSWORD

No 1,623

Irish Daily Mail - YOU - - FOOD FESTIVE BAKES -

TO EN­TER Com­plete the crossword and count how many times the let­ter ‘X’ ap­pears in the grid. Post your en­try to YOU Crossword No 1,623, PO Box 5332, Cardiff Lane, Dublin 2. Closing date is Fri­day, De­cem­ber 14. 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 More lethal (8) 9 News­pa­per boss (6) 10 Swim­ming style (12) 11 Aim for, han­ker af­ter (6) 12 Pur­loin­ing (8) 14 Group, pack, crowd (4) 15 Work­force (5) 17 Un­well (4) 19 Type of re­triever that is named af­ter a re­gion of Canada (8) 23 (and 22 down) US pres­i­dent who was the tar­get of an as­sas­si­na­tion at­tempt by a man who had the book 24, 25 across in his ho­tel room (6,6) 24 (and 25 across) Fa­mous novel writ­ten by 2 down (3,7,2,3,3) 25 See 24 across 26 Replied (8)

DOWN

1 US state that has Lin­coln as its cap­i­tal (8) 2 Late Amer­i­can au­thor who was well-known for be­ing a recluse (1,1,8) 3 An­guish (8) 4 Scrib­bles, in­scribes (6) 5 First name of 2 down (6) 6 Saga­cious, ju­di­cious (4) 7 First name of the pro­tag­o­nist of 24, 25 across (6) 13 City in Cal­i­for­nia (3,7) 16 Pre­dic­tion, prophecy (8) 18 Bumped, crashed (8) 20 In­dif­fer­ence (6) 21 Slimmed (6) 22 See 23 across 24 Ripped (4)

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