Quick cross­word no 15,560

The Guardian - - Puzzles -

Across

1 Owned up (9)

8 Husks of ce­real seeds sifted from flour (4) 9 Con­tin­ued (7,2)

10 On this spot (4)

13 Hold forth at length (5) 15 Eerie (6) 16 Wedge-shaped bone form­ing the back part of the pelvis (6) 17 Re­bel­lion (6)

19 Fame (6)

20 Cabs (5)

21 Scruff of the neck (4) 24 Pleas­ant (9)

25 Coarsely ground grain (4) 26 Ar­ti­fi­cial in­ter­na­tional lan­guage de­vised in 1887 (9)

Down

2 Sul­tanate on the south-east coast of the Ara­bian Penin­sula (4) 3 Di­vide into two or more branches (4)

4 Som­no­lent (6)

5 Mass depar­ture (6)

6 Place for ac­tors to re­lax with their friends (5,4)

7 Burial (9)

11 Study of heav­enly bod­ies (9) 12 Shop early (anag) — tom­fool­ery (9) 13 Strapped for cash (5)

14 Sto­ries (5)

18 River flow­ing into the Bay of Ben­gal (6)

19 Choice cut of beef­steak (6) 22 Bud­dhist monk (4)

23 Silly billy (4)

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