6 SEPTEMBER 1946, Page 21

"THE SPECTATOR" CROSSWORD No. 391 ),4 Book Token for one

guinea will be awarded to the sender of the first correct solution of this week's crossword to be opened after noon on Tuesday week, September 17th. Envelopes must be received not later than first post that day and must bear theword "Crossword," the NUMBER of the puzzle and a 21d. stamp. Solutions must be on the form below, and none can be accepted from the U.S.A. The solution and the name of the winner will be published in the following issue.]


1. Base people ; they seem to suggest that Catherinequarrels. (8.) 5. Like other q solutions, it will respond to an acid test. (6.) 9. Her eyebrow was a subject for poetry,

said Shakespeare. (8.) to. Old epithet for soldiery. (6.) it. A mild cat emerges from it. (8.)

12. A disturber of the peace. '(6.) 14. Bettie of the halls. (so.) 18. Place where the inhabitants have an appetite for a penny. (to.) strung up

22. He is all s when acting, though no sufferer from stage-fright. (6.) 23. It sounds a cure for lovers. (8.) ue

24. "- abide our question. Thou art free" (M. Arnold). (6.)

25. Quarry of an early and more exclusive bird, perhaps. (8.)

26. It romped with Alice's ball of worsted. (6.) 27. Wordsworth stepped this way. (8.) DOWN

1. The world is. said Horace Walpole, to those who think. (6.) 2. Not out, poor fish, but booted. (6.)

3. Ordain for a change. (6.) 4. Rumpus resulting, it seems, from sleeves being rather too long. (ro.)

6. She was absent from her husband's , coronation. (8.) 7. Heshows the association of London low life with Virgil. (8.)

8. In a camel it may be. (8.) x3. Dante was one. (to.) 15. Example of hawked biography. (8.) r6. Subsequent developments will disclose its quality. (8.)

u 17. Enumerate. (8.)

19. In general demand among collectors, but paid for by those who yield it. (6.)

zo. Shining cigar. (6.)

21. Considered. (6.)