31 JANUARY 1941, Page 27


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ACROSS 1. "They live on pancakes of yellow tide-foam" ham) (6).

5. It may be found in gear (6). to. In these one can never recognise one's corre- spondents' writing (9).

it. Where to join forces (5). • 12. Bluebeard's last wife (6).

13. Aeneas bore him from the flames of Troy (8).

15. Royalty rarely seen nowadays o).

17. She was single in the field (4)- 19. Wordsworth's Miss Gray (4). zo. See 19 down.

23. Poe's heart (8).

24. On velvet is in this (6).

27. The easel is rearranged (5).

28. A pine cure is a matter of taste (9).

29. They may be consumed in themselves (6). 30. Repel (6).

DOWN 2. Concerning a foreign bed (5). 3. The Indian chief sounds likely increasingly to wilt (8). 4- And with forced fingers rude Shatter your leaves before the mellowing Milton) (4). S. Only a stern revision will serve here (zo). 6. They show the ups and downs in all sorts of ways (6). 7. An unwilling sort of person (9).

8. Red-tabbed county (6).

9. Nowadays called " dates " (6).

14. To go across the Channel among portents (zo).

16. All a metronome is asked to do (9).

x8. " Open " is not the only alternative to " unclosed " (8).

19, and 20 across. These derided politicians were not dwarfs in our midst (2 words) (6, to).

2z. Their song can hardly be called alluring today (6).

22. Emphasis (6). 25. The wind does, if it doesn't back (5). 26. The entertainer has discarded his rot (4).