Prize-win­ning cross­word

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When all the an­swers are in place, the let­ters in the odd-num­bered squares from 1 to 19 and 25 to 31, and the even-num­bered squares 20 to 26 will spell out three words that can be fol­lowed by 12 across in flower names.

ACROSS

1 Wild­flower with ‘greater’ and lesser va­ri­eties (9) 6 Cheque coun­ter­foil (4) 10 Made im­prov­ing changes to (8) 11 Re­la­tion be­tween two amounts (5) 12 Word that can fol­low the three hid­den words (4) 13 Mem­bers of move­ment founded by Baden-Pow­ell (3,5) 18 Na­tional Trust gar­den and un­fin­ished gar­den lodge in Northamp­ton­shire (7) 20 French abbess, and tragic lover of Abe­lard (7) 24 Trust­wor­thy, re­li­able (9) 27 Veg­etable of the genus 22 down (4) 28 Bu er-mak­ing ma­chine (5) 30 Most haz­ardous (8) 31 Si­cil­ian vol­cano (4) 32 Aro­matic plant of the daisy fam­ily (9)

DOWN

2 Num­ber rep­re­sented by the Ro­man nu­mer­als XI (6) 3 Greek god, and award-win­ning va­ri­ety of Ma­ho­nia aquifolium (6) 4 Take troops out of ac­tive ser­vice, in short (5) 5 Enid Bly­ton char­ac­ter (5) 7 ‘Blue’ gar­den bird (3) 8 Look at su­per­fi­cially (6) 9 Placed up­right, built (7) 14 Noc­tur­nal birds of prey (4) 15 Sec­ond-hand (4) 16 Fi­bre of the cannabis plant (4) 17 Se­quence of ac­tions reg­u­larly fol­lowed (7) 19 Loud, sharp cry (4) 21 Work­place nurs­ery (6) 22 Onion genus (6) 23 Tall, prickly plant with spiny flower heads (6) 25 Tree of the genus Be­tula (5) 26 Derby race­course (5) 29 Tall vase with stem and base (3)

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