COUN­TRY PUZ­ZLES

Countryfile Magazine - - Contents - by Ed­die James

Test your ru­ral knowl­edge with our coun­try­side cross­word.

ACROSS

1 At over 200 miles, it pro­vides Bri­tain’s long­est river­side walk (6) 4 See 25 across 9 Cock-crow... ap­par­ent in jack­daw noise! (4) 10/23dn Shrop­shire’s his­toric work­ing farm – cot­ton cast off (5,5) 11 Devon river? Dash! (4) 12 A fruit of 17 down – pink and trendy (7) 13/18dn Wa­tery fin­ish to western end of Coast to Coast path (5,3) 14 Fol­lows a trail by smell (6) 15 A win­try fea­ture of wa­ter in Teifi, Ceredi­gion (3) 16/3dn Spec­tac­u­lar Dark Peak crags – each other’s dif­fer­ent (3,7) 18 See 13 across 20 Kate Hum­ble’s sheep­dog, and a two-year old sheep (3) 21 A County Down penin­sula ap­pear­ing in Kin­sale cal­en­dar (6) 23 Rel­a­tive mag­ni­tude of a bit of a fish (5) 24 Tract of land – it’s fin­ished by wet weather (7) 25/4ac Plant with yel­low/green flow­ers, thriv­ing un­der trees – does grow up oddly (4,6) 26 Fresh­wa­ter fish that’s of­fen­sive smell, with head re­moved (5)

27 Writer Mur­doch’s spring flower, also called flag (4)

28 Dry ma­te­rial used to start a fire (6)

29 Break­wa­ter that’s a bit below the belt, we hear? (6)

DOWN

1 Wild­flow­ers or fake boul­ders? (9) 2 Deer’s flesh as food (7) 3 See 16 across 5 S. Wales re­sort with sands used for land-speed records (7) 6 Cat­a­logue of threat­ened species – left in direst con­fu­sion (3,4) 7 Fox’s bur­row (5) 8 One of sev­eral help­ing you cross a shal­low river: set GPS point NE, per­haps (8,5) 17 Wild rose – dread­fully in­el­e­gant (9) 19 Leave in the lurch (7) 20 Dra­matic venue like the one on Mi­nack head­land, SW Coast Path (7) 21 Hunt­ing dog that stag­gers? (7) 22 Qual­ity of e.g. a chalk stream (7) 23 See 10 across

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