NEW oLN CROSSWORD Number 22
Published:  21 March, 2008

ACROSS

3 Deal with by applying remedies (5); 6 Side-view portrait (7); 7 Pudding (6); 8 Roadside inn (5); 9 A lift (8); 12 Work together into a dough (5); 14 Drag the feet while walking (5);

15 Opiate (8); 18 Residue from burnt matter (5); 19 Cavity (6); 20 Lasting for ever (7); 21 Excessive desire for food (5)

DOWN

1 Shoes and boots (8); 2 Stopped like teeth (6); 3 Backcombs (6); 4 Additional (5); 5 Human trunk (5); 6 Large and fleshy multi-seeded fruit used in pies (7); 10 Makes more resilient (5);

11 Rejection (7); 13 Tea that is left in the pot too long (6);

14 Weighing-machine (6); 16 In the midst of (5); 17 Give birth

to a baby cow (5)




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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 ľ which makes it especially galling that we spend so much time divided over it.

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