18 OCTOBER 1940, Page 28


[A prize of a Book Token for one guinea will be given to the sender of the first correct solution of this week's crossword puzzle to be opened. Envelopes should be marked "Crossword Puzzle," and should be received not later than first post on Wednesday. No envelopes will he opened before noon on Wednesday. Solutions should be on the form appearing t elow. The name of the wanner will be published in our next issue. Envelopes containing solutions must bear a 21d. stamp, otherwise they are surcharged on delivery. Solutions from the U.S.A. cannot be accepted.] The winner of Crossword No. 84 is Miss E. McElfatrick, Ruyton, Alderley Edge, Cheshire.

ACROSS 1. A frail coin reminted in America (to).

6. " I ask you" said the bird (4). to. Nothing sinister about a suit- able employee (2 words) (5, 4)-

1I. Sapper in bed (5). 12. An English Arab (6).

13. More crude (7). 15. Turned the corner (7). 17. But he probably says less than anybody in the assembly he presides over (7). 18. The politician keeps the firm from the Act (7). 21. It lacks body (7). 23. High-brow, some call it (7). 24. " Oh laugh or mourn with me, the rueful jest, A cas- socked huntsman, and a fiddling -" (Cowper) (6).

27. Raider city (5). 28. I end clean from a flower (9).

29. People take it with spirit (4). 30. It has a very softening influ- ence (2 words) (7, 3) DOWN 1. This is even more obstructive than a bottle-neck (4).

2. " The - that never was on sea or land, The consecration and the poet's dream " (Wordsworth) (5). 3. He does not necessarily take a large hat (7). 4. Set about in the road (7). Tin disc reshaped (7). 5.

7. They are exchanged on separ- ation (9).

8. A snake on rather than in the

9. Fret (6). grass (2 words), (5, 5).

14. Mr. Kipling thought them fools evidently (so).

16. Describing something which, perhaps, has not, as it were,

19. These shpaeopeple(9)ar.

are not these people at home (6).

20. It used to go with brimstone


21. One of a plagued house (7). 22. French city which has an English river flowing round it (7).

25. The postscript turning up is about a Kipling character (5). 26. A pedestrian achievement? (4).