NEW oLN CROSSWORD Number 9

07 September, 2007

ACROSS

1 Tory; 7 Additional; 8 American coin; 10 Piece of wood;

11 Physical game or competition; 13 An addictive drug;

15 Possibility of something happening; 17 Aromatic herb

or man's name; 18 Brownish tone on old photographs;

19 Be paid money for work; 21 Baked joint of meat ;

22 World sightseer (5-7)

DOWN

1 Rich biscuit-based tart; 2 Countrywide; 3 Stretchy tape;

4 Disappear; 5 Short broad-headed nail; 6 Vehicle for

household removals; 9 Interpreter of language;

12 Unchanging; 14 Temporary ban on trade; 16 To sell goods abroad; 18 Social climber; 20 Pointed hand tool to pierce wood




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Lifting the spirits

I were to sum up alcohol sales over Christmas 2017 in one word, it would be “gin”. At Nielsen, we define the Christmas period as the 12 weeks to December 30 and in that time gin sales were £199.4 million, which means they increased by £55.4 million compared with Christmas 2016. There’s no sign the bubble is about to burst either. Growth at Christmas 2016 was £22.4 million, so gin has increased its value growth nearly two-and-a-half times in a year. The spirit added more value to
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