25 NOVEMBER 1938, Page 44



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ACROSS I. Although he's a worthy fellow, you would probably cut him (two words).

I1. As a wine you'll find this O.K.

sz. What to use to plan an obituary notice in the news- paper ?

15. rev. " Death lays his hands on kings."

16. See 33.

17. rev. Tear up.

zo. This skilful act of policy may win a boat-race.

at. Set of Sanskrit aphorisms. zz. rev. The retaliation of a chemist.

24. " That's a valiant flea that dare eat his breakfast on the . . . of a lion."

25. rev. Goes the whole hog on this.

27. My first is unchecked in 36, my second in 37.

28. Poets use these often to ex- press what is over and above the head.

3o. rev. Gain the solo (anag.).

36. No, they don't make the bride wet.

37. " Truant husband should return, and say, ' My dear, I was the . . . who came away.' " DOWN 1. No doubt a good many poets should-even with no line- echoes.

2. In cocoas (anag.).

3. In the place above men- tioned (two words).

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4. This sparkle is made up mostly of odds and ends.

5. Sounds almost as if it were the funny-bone !

6. No, not a farm steam-engine that depreciates.

7. They cause a great deal of reflection.

8. See 32.

9. rev. This with 34 will give you the point.

so. Barren recompense ?

53. Placard that gives you a bill ? 14. Perishable nonsense.

18. Chemical-not the result of a cremation !

19. See 23. 23. rev. with 19 and unchecked letter of I down. Criminal executed in 1829 who gave his name to the English language.

26. Risks one's money.

29. rev. Enemy who comes in the forenoon.

31. rev. William the first ?

32. with 8. Hopeless.

33. rev. and 16. Of slight shape.

34. rev. See 9.

35. My first is unchecked in 4, my second in so.