NEW oLN CROSSWORD Number 3

15 June, 2007

ACROSS:

1 Germ-killing agent like carbolic (12); 7 Previous (5); 8 Vermin (4); 10 Malt-flavoured ale (5); 11 Firearm (5); 13 Drinks tubes (6); 15 Saintly victim like Joan of Arc (6); 17 Prize (5);

18 Symbolic design on a garment (5); 19 A group of three (4); 21 Angrily wrinkle brow (5); 22 Cross-country horse race (12)

DOWN:

1 Specialised part of auniversity (10); 2 Fighter plane in World War 2 (8); 3 A crèche or room for babies (7); 4 Mistakes (6);

5 A sweet pie (4); 6 Mesh fabric (3); 9 Settling process of a house (10); 12 A Romeo or Juan (8); 14 Vehicles using a highway (7); 16 Of goods to the consumer (6); 18 Small burrowing animal (4); 20 Dreary routine (3)




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Richard Hemming MW: beware inverse snobbery

Few things can bring communal pleasure so intimately as wine. Apart from a hot tub, perhaps. Sport can trigger mass jubilation, film gives us shared empathy, but wine has a nigh-unique ability to bestow conviviality among us through a shared bottle – which makes it especially galling that we spend so much time divided over it.

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