COUN­TRY­SIDE CROSSWORD

Countryfile Magazine - - Lazy Days - by Ed­die James

ACROSS

1 Walks un­steadily in a medieval York street? (8) 6 Hu­man re­mains... right in a dense thicket of trees? (6) 9 Genus that in­cludes sy­camore and maple (4) 10 Heron-like wad­ing bird – seen at ship­yard? (5) 11 Ditch a cas­tle de­fen­sive struc­ture (4) 12 Ster­ilises a fe­male an­i­mal – sur­geon ini­tially foots the bill (5) 13 Gi­blets, of­fal etc. (8) 14 Ag­i­tated, he sipped dis­in­fec­tant for ru­mi­nants! (5-3) 17 Time of year a nut, um, cracked (6) 18 Es­tab­lish­ment for horses re­sis­tant to change (6) 20 Search­ing for an­i­mal feed – go­ing far off (8) 22 Coastal wild Michaelmas daisy (3,5) 24 High­est pike on Wain­wright’s Coast to Coast – young goat en­clo­sure? (6) 26 Spun thread – quite a story (4) 27 Bird’s night-time perch (5) 28 A dash for this South Downs river (4) 29 De­scribes heavy, sticky but nu­tri­tious soil (6) 30 One side of town on the S.W. Coast Path – ar­ranged lease too! (4,4)

DOWN

2 Rides a horse and cuts a way through thick fo­liage (5) 3 A Thanet Coastal Path re­sort – spoil means of ac­cess (7) 4 Canal gates (5) 5 Pro­vide sup­port for tall plant – in­vest­ment in­creased? (5,2) 6 Tuft of feath­ers e.g. on a waxwing’s head (5) 7 Like in­va­sive plants – mak­ing sheep gasp for breath! (7) 8 Ostler – steady sort of chap! (9) 15 Black Moun­tains’ ridge on Offa’s Dyke path – halt later, perhaps (9) 16 Fe­male an­i­mal... starts to dis­play on Ex­moor (3) 17 Scot­tish mar­ket town in day ram­ble (3) 19 Kiss­ing this stone is just so much non­sense? (7) 20 Spruce or pine fruit (7) 21 Small grey dab­bling duck – glad law changed (7) 23 Hang around... in three-star, Ry­dal (5) 24 Birds of prey – flown on the end of lines? (5) 25 Cor­nish mar­ket town: ini­tially, tourists rather up­set res­i­dents – out­ra­geous! (5)

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