CROSS­WORD No 1109

The Irish Mail on Sunday - - COMMENT -

A prize of €100 will be awarded to the sen­der of the first cor­rect so­lu­tion drawn from a hat. En­tries must be re­ceived by Thurs­day, Jan­uary 17, at Prize Cross­word No 1109, Ir­ish Mail on Sun­day, Em­bassy House, Balls­bridge, Dublin 4, en­clos­ing your name and ad­dress. The win­ner of Cross­word No 1108 is: Michael Mur­ray, Castle­bar, Co. Mayo.

ACROSS

1 Di­vided, criss-crossed (11) 10 A tem­pest (9) 11 A com­edy of er­rors (5) 12 Large live­stock farmer (7) 13 Son­nets com­posed for Swedish 2018 Ry­der Cup win­ner? (7) 14 A win­ter’s tale ever pop­u­lar with chil­dren (3,7) 16 King Henry VI founded this school (4) 18 Much ado about noth­ing (4) 19 Sport­ing com­pe­ti­tion (10) 24 A ham­let (7) 25 Leg­is­la­ture, room (7) 27 Pierc­ing weapon (5) 28 A mer­chant of Venice who went ex­plor­ing (5,4) 29 As you like it (2,4,5)

DOWN

2 Swedish 2018 Ry­der Cup win­ner (5) 3 Twelfth Night (and Day) (8) 4 Com­mon bird (7) 5 Premier League club (7) 6 Tower se­cured by the gen­darmerie if felt vul­ner­a­ble? (6) 7 Long­ing, keen­ness (6) 8 Rail­way sleeper lead­ing to Scots ire, pos­si­bly! (5-3) 9 Flag, streamer (6) 15 Greek let­ters (8) 17 A Romeo (8) 18 Brazil­ian shanty town (6) 20 De­ploy too many staff (7) 21 Logs, re­leases & chalks up (7) 22 A flat­fish (6) 23 Man­age, get by (4,2) 26 Lift, en­cour­age­ment (5)

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