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How much do you re­ally know about the county? Find out with this fiendish Herts-fo­cussed cross­word

Hertfordshire Life - - CONTENTS - Cross­word com­piled by Rooster

ACROSS

1 Ron Weasley ac­tor Ru­pert (5) 4 Light fall of rain (6)

9 Where Queen Mother was born (3,4)

10 Bird of prey’s claw (5)

11 Hill near East Herts’ Comb’s Wood (4)

12 Style of dance mu­sic (4,3) 13 Shot­gun was a big one for Hert­ford mu­si­cian Ge­orge Ezra (3)

14 Town built on river Lea (4) 16 Charles who owned But­ton Snap cot­tage at Braugh­ing (4) 18 Start­ing county to the west (3) 20 Gor­don Craig at Steve­nage (7) 21 End north of Kneb­worth (4) 24 Marsh writer (5)

25 Af­flu­ent set­tle­ment be­tween St Al­bans and Bore­ham­wood (7) 26 Like Mercedes driven by Steve­nage’s Lewis Hamil­ton (6) 27 Builder in Much Had­ham a son­neteer (5)

DOWN

1 St Al­bans Cathe­dral ar­chi­tec­tural fea­ture (6)

2 Most suit­able (5) 3 Jour­ney for plea­sure (4) 5 House built by Robert Ce­cil (8) 6 Cross where An­thony Trol­lope lived (7)

7 Ap­proaches of Hert­ford­shire bowlers (3-3) 8 Gad­des­den Place de­signer (5) 13 County town (8) 15 Olympic sprinter briefly on Wat­ford’s coach­ing staff (7)

17 Step­ping _ Herts men­tal health char­ity (6)

18 Justin Dealey’s fa­ther-in-law Colin (5)

19 Fam­ily own­ing Kneb­worth House (6)

22 United Wat­ford FC beat 3-0 in 2006 cham­pi­onship play-off fi­nal (5)

23 Pho­tog­ra­pher Hol­lier (4)

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