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Royal Air Force News Friday, July 16, 2021 R'n'R 8

R'n'R Prize Crossword

Send entries to the address printed in the adjacent Su Doku panel.

No. 296

Solve the crossword, then rearrange the seven letters in yellow squares to find an RAF word

Across 7. Place where tweeters are kept behind bars (6) 8. Five outside usual prison catch plane (6) 10. See 11 Across 11. And 10 Across. ‘Beware!’ cry RAF about modern threat (5,7) 12. See 24 Across 13. Almost an ecological consent (5) 17. And 18 Across. Pert khaki disturbed RAF hero (5,4) 18. See 17 Across 22. Staggering dances? (5) 23. In pursuit of judicial inquiry (7) 24. And 12 Across. First found fibbing about diamonds worn by pilot (6,4) 25. Sounds like most peculiar market (6) Down 1. It was inflated when we mates got into trouble (3,4) 2. Pointlessly dire aria produces attack (3,4) 3. Odd barber even said money was the answer (5) 4. Killer Cassidy may hesitate (7) 5. They will cross lines of southern taxis (5) 6. Guard loses head on way in (5) 9. We would be poured beer, we hear, on new plane (9) 14. Game bird loses her head to yokel (7) 15. Create opening for explosive (7) 16. Middleton right on board with Torvill and Dean (7) 19. Skill of 100 on plastic boat (5) 20. 17th Century logger shows enthusiasm outside Ypres (5) 21. Peer has some admirable qualities (5) Name ................................................................................................................... Address ............................................................................................................... .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. RAF word ....................................................................... Crossword No. 296

Prize Su Doku No. 306 Fill in all the squares in the grid so that each row, each column and each 3x3 square contains all the digits from 1 to 9. Solutions should be sent in a sealed envelope marked 'Su Doku' with the number in the top left-hand corner to RAF News, Room 68, Lancaster Building, HQ Air Command, High Wycombe, Bucks, HP14 4UE, to arrive by July 26, 2021.

Name ...................................................................... ................................................................................. Address .................................................................. ................................................................................. ....................................................Su Doku No. 306

Solution to Su Doku No: 305

n The winner of Crossword No. 295 is Denis Lynch of Bridgend. Solution to Crossword No. 295: Across – 1. Badge 4. Topless 8. Malaria 9. Anger 10. Edam 11. Airtight 13. Crew 14. Imps 16. Military 17. Dean 20. Alien 21. Ukraine 22. Dwelled 23. Press Down – 1. Bomber Command 2. Delta 3. Earl 4. Tragic 5. Phantoms 6. Engages 7. Stratotankers 12. Sentinel 13. Collide 15. Ground 18. Elite 19. Prop RAF word – Chinook

Film Review

n The winner of Su Doku No. 305 is Adrian Gore of Oxford.

Bravo for free festival

Slow burn

A Perfect Enemy

Smart Dog Productions (on digital platforms)

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ANNOYING: Texel latches on to architect Jeremiasz at the airport

Terminal tension

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WO PERFECT strangers find a dark psychological connection when forced together in this puzzle-box thriller. After speaking at a conference in Paris, renowned architect Jeremiasz (Tomasz Kot, Cold War) rushes to catch his flight home to Warsaw but is waylaid when he allows another passenger to join his cab ride. Having to turn back for her luggage, they arrive too late and are stuck waiting until the next available flight. Here he is forced to endure this young woman’s stories, until she reveals a secret that piques his interest. A Perfect Enemy takes place for the most part in an airport, except for the stories described to

Jeremiasz by this insistent presence. The unlikely named Texel Textor (Athena Strates, The Good Liar) is the driving force of their interactions, brash and repellent, but there is no escape from her – he would know, as one of the architects behind this airport’s design. There is a small model that credits Jeremiasz in the lounge, plotting the layout of the terminal but impossibly including miniatures of our two conversationalists; an enigmatic diorama that reminds of the hedge maze in The Shining, but the bigger mystery here is why Jeremiasz entertains her at all in the first place. Texel is established as a nuisance, rattling off

childhood anecdotes much to the annoyance of her poor victim. When she confesses to murder however, he leans in. The flip-flop of their dynamic is hard to believe and stay invested in, but there are many unlikely details that become forgivable as the film plays out. When the momentum of the revelations picks up, there is less time to get hung up on plausibility, and so it becomes more thrilling until the pay off. Or maybe just like Jeremiasz is forced to listen until interested, it’s a matter of Stockholm syndrome. 2 out of 5 roundels Review by Sam Cooney

RAVO 22 COMPANY, the award-winning recovery through the arts programme for the Armed Forces Community, is running a free online summer event this month. Until July 24, its Festival of Discovery opens its doors to all members of the Services. The festival comprises a variety of free online theatre and art workshops, wellbeing sessions, social get-togethers, special guests and more. There are five categories of events: Chill, Chat, Chuckle, Change and Challenge. Examples of the events include Mindful Me with wellbeing coach Jack Pinter, Discovering Your Funny Side, an open mic night with comedian Lily Phillips and Discovering a Fantasy World Through Drawing with artist Gary Scribbler. Bravo 22 Company ambassador Ray Winstone (pictured with 2FPW in Afghanistan) said: “Come and discover something new with Bravo 22. This is sure to be something you won’t want to miss.” n Email: Bravo22@ thedriveproject.co.uk for booking information.

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