20 OCTOBER 1939, Page 41


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 be opened before noon on Wednesday. Solutions should be on the form appearing below. The name of the winner will be published in our next issue. Envelopes containing solutions must bear a three-halfpenny stamp, otherwise they are surcharged on delivery. Solutions from the U.S.A. cannot be accepted:I

ACROSS r. He makes the Goth appear a very small person (9). 6. Free hose of defeat (5).

9. It often goes with error (5). to. "Lest the hunt be drawing near, or a corner-by be seen swinging in a (9).

ix. Last shake from solvents (9).

12. They bring scratch (5).

13. Peak (5). 15. The first part of x across goes to roost, but it's broken (9).

18. In a brookish manner (9).

19. It's something material when the doctor gets unfit (5).

20. Cut a figure (5). 22. Shakespearean officer of the guard (9). 25. Increased if lied about after a politician (9). 26. Viola's voice is deepened thereby (5). these old one up to 27. What people who can't stand asking should do (5).

28. The business end or the weapon (9).

DOWN 1. All in i across and nearly all in 15 (5).

2. Dullard found on beer,-or the result of too much of it (9).

3. Hichens's garden was his (5).

4. Kipling so labelled triumph and disaster (9)- 5. By no means one of the Islands of the Blest (5).

6. But even the most self- controlled may get a tem- perature (9). 7. In the Old Testament one occurs of which the con- tents were 18, 25 (5).

8. She's clean changed into a steward (9).

13. The man many motorists would like to meet (9).

14. It's an obsolete punish- ment to walk over the economist (9). 16. Scene of an historic dis- aster (2 words) (3, 6).

17. Sacred banner of St. Denis (9). 21. Composer a little short of a meal (5). 22. Writing about lubricant (5).

23. Keen (5). 24. "Reeking tube and iron " (5).