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Cryptic Crossword Across 1. Page to find recipe for soup (6) 4. Apostle friendly or tepid (8) 9. Land occupied by first hot beasts (6) 10. Toy dress one does away with? (8) 12. Paths son took to get the picture (8) 13. Pierce with maple I fashioned (6) 15. Topless lady somewhere foreign (4) 16. Acquired knowledge from an elder (7) 20. Rum code to use for propriety (7) 21. Composer any dog could call (4) 25. An aged sort of plan (6) 26. Brief era leading to an absence (8) 28. Erect and sly in a covert way (8)

29. Commercial break at sea (6) 30. Sun god – serves vegetables (8) 31. For each boychild, a soul (6) Down 1. Retail outlet for chess enthusiasts? (8) 2. Rip off a rebellious youngster (8) 3. Rag? Yes, and oily (6) 5. American man being exploited (4) 6. Trapped in a bent dome somehow lessened somehow (8) (8) 7. Girl in one grand 18. Irrational jacket (6) enthusiasts, in fact 8. Light fog said to be as strange as can overlooked (6) be (8) 11. Bedroom ennui? (7) 19. Rate then turn to 14. Fetched hot grub present a danger out (7) (8) 17. Unnecessary and

22. Somehow scare a Roman emperor (6) 23. Enclosed and fought with swords (6) 24. Rugged kind of resentment (6) 27. Girl seen in jewellery (4)

General Knowledge Crossword Across 1. Canine symbol of Britain (7) 5. Pulse vegetables (5) 8. Variety of peach (9) 9. Extinct flightless bird of New Zealand (3) 10. Grain stores (5) 12. Creature also known as the spiny anteater (7) 13. Rubella (6,7) 15. Bewilder (7) 17. Parallelogram with four equal sides (5) 19. Chronic drinker (3) 20. Very fine smooth translucent paper (5-4) 22. Warhorse (5) 23. Old Testament prophet (7)

Down 1. Component parts of a skeleton (5) 2. Resin-like substance secreted by certain insects (3) 3. Body of water between Israel and Jordan (4,3) 4. Rocket-propelled weapon whose path can be controlled (6,7) 5. Deciduous tree (5) 6. Small, burrowing American mammal on a long handle champion with a body (9) professional darts protected by horny 13. First book of the player (5) plates (9) Old Testament (7) 18. Obvious and dull 7. Beetles considered 14. Put into a proper or (5) divine by ancient systematic order 21. Colourful Egyptians (7) (7) ornamental carp 11. Pair of spectacles 16. Surname of Colin, (3) 86

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The Ashtead & Leatherhead Local  

Issue 78, Febuary 2012. Never underestimate the importance of community.

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