20 DECEMBER 1940, Page 24


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1. " From his in the skies, Till the- dappled dawn doth rise," (Milton) (2 words) (5, 5).

6. It's in the coal-scuttle (4).

A. water (7). (7)Herbert gave them

x. The only thing to do with this apparently is to take it (7).

12. The Consort drops a note and so is on the qui vine (5).

13. Vocal narcotics (9).

14. " This is a heart the queen on, Thrill'd in a minute erratic " (Browning) (5). 16. Private view? (9).

18. Scott-ish man of letters rather on the dull side (9).

19. This is to be found in green acres (5).

21. A stag or it may be this (9).

24. Talking of food, it's simply heavenly (5).

25. An embarrassing bird (7).

26. Not the one by which trains come in (7).

27. " . . from the nunnery Of thy chaste breast and quiet mind to war and fly (Lovelace) (4).

28. Are these the people who tell us " where we get off "? (to).

DOWN x. Is your dog happy? Ask this bird! (7).

2. The best-known fact about this place is that it's remote (9). 3. I enter the multitude (5). 4. Mostly a river bird (5).

5. Exuberant (9).

7. I'm under the coat (5).

8. No tears in this (7).

9. A.B.'s on air though hurt (8).

15. Sat up on a passion (8).

16. Disney's dog on a broken cart (9).

57. Unpolished (9).

IS. The Greeks cash in on this (7).

20. Colours with a name inside (7).

22. What happens when a miner goes to law and gets con- fused (2 words) (2, 3).

23. With this bread one need not necessarily suffer dearth (5).

A French word to complete

the puzzle (5).