Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka)

CLUES FOR CROSSWORD NO. 1276

- South America · United States of America

Across

7 Shrew (6) 8 Mad (6) 9 Make a soft swish­ing sound (4) 10 The abil­ity to read and write (8) 11 Type­face with letters slant­ing up­ward to the right (7) 13 Main force of a blow etc (5) 15 Blink of an eye (5) 17 Un­fath­omable (7) 20 Ref­eree (8) 21 In­for­mal term for cloth­ing (4) 23 Cu­bi­cles (6) 24 Be­have in a cer­tain man­ner (6)

Down

1 Stead (4) 2 Bay wreath (6) 3 Type of fish (7) 4 (fenc­ing) a flat rec­tan­gu­lar area for fenc­ing bouts (5) 5 Shy­lock (6) 6 Large ar­bo­real boa of trop­i­cal South Amer­ica (8) 12 The act of dress­ing and prepar­ing your­self (8) 14 Push to thrust out­ward (7) 16 The weaker part of a sword's blade from the forte to the tip (6) 18 Equip­ments de­signed to serve a sqe­cific func­tion (6) 19 Brush­ing or rustling sound (5) 22 Blood (4)

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