10 DECEMBER 1948, Page 39


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1. Not quite such good boots as inlanns, perhaps. (8.). 5. Speak to a goose and look ways. (6.) 9. Was it air ? Rather confused. (8.) 10. Dramatic author who quite changes the character of the emperor. (6.) 12. If these grew as suggested the housing problem would be ended.

13. I'm abed in France. (5.) 14. It isn't really clothes he's pressing. 17. It used to be the point of the story. (5.) 20. Isn't whispering permitted ? (5.) 21. He will probably cash your cheque in dollars. (6.) 24. The writer doubted if he was when he swore. (5.) 25. Might this be classified as a climb- ing plant ? (9.) 28. A prose rendering of them is easily achieved. (6.) 29. Objective of Poe's knight. (8.) 30. They sometimes end letters crossly.

31. Quadruped before a broken pole.


1. Places in which to make obeisance ?

2. Result of joining the A.A. defences ?

3. " OhOh blood that freezes, -, blood that burns ! " (Browning). (5.) 4. Elevate. (5.) 6. Mail for me (snag.). (9.) 7. Paradise for Oliver always defined. (8.) 8. No fifth column in this design. (8.) 11. No body in this body. (6.) Wel- both 15. The very last thing that somebody does for one. (9.) 36. One who adds up none too surely ? (6.) 18. It just shows how " getting and spending we lay waste our powers."

19. At last they work. (8.) 22. Was she a man some time since ?

23. A horse maybe, but no sea-horse. (6.) 26. Assistant in the novel-lending depart- ment. (5.) 27. All the same this meal isn't all the courses. (5.)