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CROSSWORD NO 23

Compiled by MERMAN Answers online, p66

ACROSS

1 State misfortune before honours (6)

5 Yearning of lovers using sex toys to get going (4)

9 Penalty got old boy upset but it's okay now (10)

10 Little note - one North took on board (4)

12 Do we have trouble with what's due? (4)

13 Vessel arriving in a bit of noise (6)

14 Annual loan out to black and white, maybe (and red and

yellow)! (8)

16 Somewhere to exchange ideas and exercise charm, too

(8, two words)

19 Mass departure from the giraffe enclosure… (6)

21 … before going up mountain (4)

23 Conversation ends with king going to club for a mineral (4)

24 Four playing with relish do well again (10)

25. Creatures of Tolkein's getting sent out (4)

26 Do lies give away the lover? (6)

DOWN

1 Tamper with hose to change the climate (10)

2 What can affect face card player's held (4)

3 Player with children is slipping (5)

4 Type of hands needing this - it can make all the

difference to the result (8)

5 Material favoured by those who pedal - ultimate racy

sort (5)

6 Taxi operation over in Germany (4)

7 Opponents getting over toe broken in township (6)

8 Want to ring me about some national competition? (10)

11 When it comes to the unobtainable, unfortunately L.A.

taunts him (8)

15 Ten to one the team shows up (6)

17 Heaps of trouble to be found in the majors (5)

18 Porters return, essentially just like old times (5)

20 Form of picture taken with those originally

present (4)

22 First of the aces is led back (4)

Halloween approaches! Send your new entries

for the cartoon above to lou@ebu.co.uk by 28th

October, or post to Editor, Raggett House,

Bowdens, Langport, TA10 0DD.

Congratulations to Lydia Stanford for my

favourite shown under August's cartoon below.

Others which I greatly enjoyed included Marilyn

Eley's It's the same every time there is a long sitout;

Ian Taylor's I'm saving my tricks until he has

bought fish and chips; Richard Thornley's He's

just learned the latest skip movement; and Tony

Morgan's Wait for it . . . any second now it's going

to drop under the king.

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!

CAPTION

COMPETITION

So what makes you think the king of spades

could be a singleton?

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