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Monthly Crossword Number 78

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Across (Passages)

1. Feature of two local ones found in pitches tackled generally.  (5)
4. Corks otherwise in caves? (5)
7. Rise, and the gear one might put on to go caving? (3-2)
8. Leave the main party, perhaps? (5)
9. Attempt. (3)
10. Once common in Mendip pubs – an unstable ruckle does now and then. (7)
12. Much visited pink spot on Mendip? (t)
14. Did ole English folk get as drunk as this? (3)
16. To be classed as this, a caver needs an A.1 leg….  (5)
18. …..and this part of the anatomy for G.B. (5)
19.  Thought at random. (5)
20. A cave with nasty ones might give a caver nasty ones. (5)

Down (Pitches)

1. Essential, easy to carry, caving requirement.  (5)
2. Colloquial Hunters song, perhaps. (5)
3. Climbers may find themselves this and cave photographers should be familiar with the word. (7)
4. Old Roman countryside? (3)
5. Oliver Lloyd, initially confused with artistic institution gives Cuthbert’s series. (5)
6. Mendip hole – sez I better pronounced. (5)
11. Cleft in Glastonbury hill?  More likely stream in flood. (7)
12. Deep rift, perhaps. (5)                              
13. Ways out of caves. (5)
14. Lesser known Mendip features of the type of 12 across. (5)
15. & 17. Part of Priddy if combined. (5 and 3)

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