26 MAY 1939, Page 56


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ACROSS I. (5)." Lady - Vere de Vere " 4. This wire-puller should be interested in safety first (9). 9. A beastly, but not neces- sarily disgusting, show (9). to. Ruled differently (5). ii. They are irrational (5).

12. According to Dobson, cab- bage - planters are such people (9).

13. Obstruct (7). is. Imperial initial as a coin (7).

18. Half Prevost's romance (7). 20. Singers hindered by a little Poem (7).

21. Sauce to an old weapon (9). 23. Meredith's huntress (5).

25. Volcanic spirit-lamps (5).

26. Clear out slangily before a broken right (9).

27. Simon-ness for an alterna- tive (9).

28. Mad if not all (5).

DOWN 1. This might be the mallet for knocking in the tent-pegs -it depends on the division (9) 2. Joab's victim (5).

3. A goat's run bitterly (9).

4. Menial (7).

5. Keats addressed such an urn (7).

6. Craig (5).

7. Having that hard look (9).

8. The imperial initial again, this tune on verse (5). 14. When cut as something edible (9).

16. The spider's activity takes the line of least resistance.

17. Confidentially French (9).

19. It is used to drive borne the Paint (7). 20. It sounds the right place for Little Englanders (7).

21. Immerse (5).

22. But it doesn't only assist those who ascend stairs (5).

24. "The - of greatness is when it disjoins remorse from power" (5).