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The solution to the crossword puzzle appears on page 8of this issue

Across

1 Kind of sugar — be or is

(anag) (6)

4 Of a particular group (6)

9 Young woman with a

loutish lifestyle? (7)

10 Leap — wine or money

chamber? (5)

11 Test a garment’s size and

look (3,2)

12 Thin metallic sheets for

protecting food (7)

13 Netting with a small

hexagonal mesh (7,4)

18 Ornamental melody

added above a theme (7)

20 Astute (5)

22 Dish of ground grain,

boiled and eaten at breakfast in the American South (5)

23 Mischievous goblin (7)

24 Edible marine mollusc (6)

25 Poorly (6)

Down

1 Give an account of (6)

2 Pal (5)

3 Diabolical (7)

5 Black bird (5)

6 Woman’s private room (7)

7 In recent times (6)

8 Main focus of attention —

secret agent (anag) (6,5)

14 Mock title for a self-important chap (3,4)

15 Spaghetti film? (7)

16 Slow piece of music (6)

17 Book containing songs of

praise (6)

19 Part of a church (5)

21 Device regulating flow (5)

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