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tt THE SPECTATOR" CROSSWORD No. 284 A .Book Token for,

one guinea will be awarded to the sender • of, she first correct Own of this week's crossword to be opened after noon on Tuesday week, gun 29th. Envelopes should be received riot 'later than first post that day and st bees the word "Crossword," the NUMBER of the puzzle and a 24d, stamp. tenons must be on the form below, and none can be accepted from the U.S.A. e soloilon and the name of the winner will be published in the following issue.1

ALats./ A• to clothes one should consider Ibis before rating them too old to VIM. (7.)

Fellow of one suit? (7.)

Girl like a sailor from Westward Ho! (S.) The bird gets the contents of the picnic basket. (5, 4.) Strip of wool. (6.) A superfluity this summer. (7.) A good lint in shoes. (8.) Hawthorne collected his from an old manse. (6.) Kipling's favourite county evidently.

Eli takes batty to achieve single bliss. (S.) Alternatively, 'take a bit of Alfred.

Beside his sacks the stands On high within the open door." (Bridges.) (6.) Grant the insect' to be in tune. - (9.) "Sceptre and must tumble dean." (Shirley.) (5-) Obviously Swift's the author to read in this train. (7-) Tabitha Twitchit's family fully clad.

DOWN Travel advertisement for a donkey. ) halted neckwear. (9.) A. Wrens they reply. (7.)

Ireaken. (9.) , • To-morrow and to-morrow and to-morrow - in this petty pace from day to day." (Shakespeare.) (6.)

6. What one must do in a subway. (7.) 7. Keeps for keeps? (5.)

8. Like others, it MUFt keep open at

work. (7, 3.) 13. See here! (no.)

n6. Not necessarily infra dig. (9.)

17. Airtight. (8.) 19. The goddess bears the palm. (?•)

21. " You can't do that there 'ere! " (7.)

22. Shines. (6.) 24. Trophy for the graduate. (3.)

26. A Wilkie Collins novel in brief. (4.)