26 JANUARY 1945, Page 21


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1. Not the most soothing of hobbies. (8.) 5. Drive. (6.) 9. Where one would not expect people to do things in a big way. (8.) to. It might describe Leander's fine swimming. (6.)

12. A garment to rustle. (6.)

13. Preparing for the line? (8.)

15. Tom's nine hats produce it. (12.) 18. Are they, so to speak, the senior lodgers? (5, 7.)

23. This month and broken cane next. (IL)

24. Most of the ashtray's missing. (6.)

26. It occurs in the sort of shop a queue forms round. (6.)

27. It is erroneous to think this character only fights at Mi. (3, 2, 3.)

28. An agreeable fellow, no doubt. (6.) 29. Fondled. (8.)


1. Implying that there may be room in the down train. (4, 2.)

2. Listen and join up. (6.) • 3. I've taken part in wars. (7.) 4. Party of defeat. (4.) 6. Before a Balkan town her confusion is produced by a kind of wine. 7. Lists of those in favour? (8.) IL It makes for security not only on the river. (8.)

"Thy name is woman." (7.) 14. He gets on in military progress. (7.)

16. " Silene and Mallow mild And-'s spike " (Bridges). (S.) 17. They should certainly know the ropes. (8.) 19. A very batty shocker. (7.) so. This will make the meat ration go round. (7.) 21. They make bad nightcaps, Shake- speare thought. (6.)

22. The mule, for example.

25. An Irish royal residence. (6.) (4)