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CAPTION

COMPETITION 52

April 2018 English Bridge

CROSSWORD NO 15

ACROSS

3. Sends away with lots of cards - that's rotten (8, two

words)

8. Man from US drug agency discovered one of the players

on a bender (4)

9. Escape from sheepdog's first trial (6)

10. New objective for some competitions? (10, two words)

12. Playing seven comes off half the time (5)

14. One club king offered in support is seen as being more

selective (7)

16. Put down East's puzzle - going one off finally in two

diamonds (7)

19. Help Lazarus from the market place? No, quite the

opposite (5)

20. Checked some data needed to be restored (10)

21. One taking a stab at becoming a steeplechaser? (6)

22. Internet idea, one appearing to be attention-seeking (4)

23. Blunt told to reduce 'is 'umming and 'awing (8)

DOWN

1. A couple of headless chickens had good diamond queen

to produce (8)

2. Maybe caterpillars lack no energy if chewing aloe vera (6)

3 Making the first move, feral atheist coming out to prefer a

lathe is tempting? (10)

4. Tories first to be composed (7)

5. Playing King cost one's reputation (5)

6. Nigeria's got to change coins (10)

7. State of panic when entertaining king (4)

11. Having read the troublesome diamonds, made one's way

through (8)

13 Having two suits to peter? It's tricky getting the staff (7)

15. Uncomfortable condition created by European club's maze

is to undergo reform (6)

17. One club badly played cost pounds - or a lot less (5)

18. Ken's lost weekend - was it the marijuana? (4)

Look at this! Is there any club out there having a

Mamma Mia evening? Send me your captions as

usual the more the merrier.

What a delight. The last one produced bags of

suggestions . . . ooh, so many split honours I had

to cross my legs. Congratulations to Brian

Gladman for my favourite shown under the

cartoon. Other close contenders were Evelyn

Burt's I TOLD you there would be no bridge on

this cruise. And Sue Muggridge's For the last time

Billy! Don't jump when you're vulnerable! Send

your new entries to lou@ebu.co.uk by 28th

August, or post to Editor, Raggett House,

Bowdens, Langport, TA10 0DD.

Prestat donates a box of its very superior

chocolates as a prize. The brightly coloured

boxes, and the scrumptious contents, are the

epitome of good taste - in all the best ways!

Compiled by MERMAN Answers online, p69

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