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The Malta Independent on Sunday - - COMPETITIONS -

ACROSS 1. Thin stiff open-weaved kind of

muslin (8) 5. Egg-shaped (4) 8. Stand for read­ing the les­son in an

early Chris­tian church (4) 9. Three-pronged spears (8) 10. Pre­par­ing hide for leather (7) 12. Par­tic­u­lar part of space (5) 15. Res­i­dences (5) 16. Pieces of hair (7) 20. Bushy-tailed ro­dent (8) 21. At lib­erty (4) 22. Urges on (4) 23. One who boasts about (8) DOWN: 1. De­vice for heat­ing bread (7) 2. Small brown red-breasted bird (5) 3. Per­son of great size and strength

(5) 4. Small metal spike (4) 6. Old wine or car (7) 7. Cot­ton yarn (5) 11. Con­cepts (5) 12. Daily news jour­nal (5) 13. Ger­man port on the River Elbe

(7) 14. Most facile (7) 15. Ur­gency of move­ment (5) 17. Matilda for short (5) 18. Bellini opera (5) 19. Grasp sud­denly (4)

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