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3 N27 ACROSS 1. Portrait, perhaps, of a greedy pouter (13).

8. Individuals (8).

9. An unknown quantity of wine? (6). a. Roden was a poet (4).

13. Poor chap, he's lost three letters (5).

14. Not necessarily acconuno- dating, but it takes people in (4).

17. "Wearing his - lightly" (Tennyson) (6).

18. Before the curve? (7). 20. Where the traffic jams occur


22. Wherein to see returned but not necessarily rejected MSS.


25. Stevenson's was one of happi- ness (4).

26. Taken with ale by Mr. Maugham (5).

27. It's a wine in 22 (4).

30. Electro-plated poetry (6).

31. The Alps are confused with fog clinging to them (8).

32. Change associated with a changed void (13).


2. The man's changed the music


3. "- this last" (4).

4. A master of words (6).

5. This is usually the parson's choice (4)-

6. Stimulate (7).

7. This might give even the grandest train a start (2 words) (5, 7).

ro. Their work may be stuff, but should not be stuff and non- sense (52).

rx: Range (5).

z5. "I'd rather be a dog and bay, the moon than such a (Shakespeare) (5).

16. Tailors and shipwrights do

(5)- 19. So back to the motor he goes (5).

21. Put back (7).

23. He wrote The Barber of Seville (7).

24. At cricket he was certainly a great hit (6).

28. Letter, perhaps when un- folded from a bookmaker (4)-

29. Although Hugh is missing (4).