The Press and Journal (Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire)
Finnies is an independent family jeweller renowned throughout the north-east of Scotland for commitment to personal service and an underlying love of quality jewellery, watches and gifts.
1 What’s wrong? Melting process (4) 3 Trips – small falls (8) 9 Back spasm during real reading (7) 10 It’s poisonous to three Roman figures (5) 11 Come fly without the Spanish – it’s snug (5) 12 Tempt some of the apprentices (6) 14 Woman on right of country (6) 15 Beginning with one drink after alternative (6) 18 Amazon river entering, passing through with energy (6) 20 Collect a million as head of state (5) 22 Find out there’s an article hidden in the valley (5) 23 Toothed mechanism the cart damaged (7) 25 Former lover struck and praised (8) 26 Gory sort of indulgence (4)
1 Deserter sent up sailor (3) 2 Backing a firm marked out to be heard (13) 4 Cashier is narrator (6) 5 Choral work from remote territory (5) 6 Ex-poacher, girl, becomes a compiler by definition (13) 7 Hit hard if it’s worn (4) 8 Remained sober, by the sound of it (6) 11 Short axe is about right (4) 13 Objects to extremes (4) 16 First reheat ovens for Sunday joints (6) 17 Ring in to damn the training (6) 19 Cancel book, not author’s first (5) 21 Vagueness concealing fit of the shivers (4) 24 Small dog to play with? (3)
Complete the Prize Crossword and the letters in the shaded squares, when rearranged, will spell out a word. The sender of the first correct solution drawn will receive a £125 Cross Century gold plated ball pen in a gift box, courtesy of Finnies the Jeweller. Lifetime guarantee included.
Solutions to arrive no later than Wednesday to: Crossword No. 325
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