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Monthly Crossword Number 76

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Across (Passages)

1. (and 22).  Milton’s Swildons?  (8,8)
6. Grow dripping, perhaps, from ancient 10 down. (3)
7. (and 6 down). Overpopulated section of St. Cuthbert’s. (6,6)
9. Brother 7 across. (4)
11. Old unit?  Sounds like golden oldie. (3)
13. When the pub has no beer, the outlook is…(Doctor needs hearing aid). (5)
14. Not to be confused with 8 down. (1-4)
15. Popular cave, lacking gravity and clergy, provides singular fare for horse. (3)
17. Prickly bit, caves name.  (4)
19. Drives muddles men underwater. (6)
21.  Eastwater-without-a-river is French! (3)
22. See 1.

Down (Pitches)

2. Hopefully rise this when sumping!  (3)
3. Belfry Bulletin taken to heart by ancient priest. (4)
4. Priddy fair is here!  Look for paddy’s. (5)
5. River crossing on Mendip. (8)
6. See 7 across.
8. Last passage in Read’s Cavern. (3,5)
10. Top gear for cavers. (6)
11. Initially men recovering others….. (3)
12. ……others use them initially to get….. (3)
16. Liquor and curtailed A.G.M. somehow inevitable over the years! (5)
18. Only seen on the Mendip hills after abominable night on the tiles. (4)
20. Start Sidcot taking two directions, understand! (3)

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