Four Shires Guild of Bell Ringers

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El Presidente's Crossword

El Presidente has triumphed again in supplying yet another crossword – but it was only to be as expected! I know not whether this offering is easy or hard, being only a simpleton in the art and science of crosswords.

Across

1	Confused. Bad egg? (6)
5	Needed to hit the target. (8)
9	Position of sally before the back-stroke. (8)
10 & 3dn Four Shires Guild member No.1. (6)
11	Blend a case for tower steps. (anag) (10)
12	Ringers have to hide rejection. (4)
13	Take steps to achieve this. (3,5)
16	Home of the Eye. (6)
17	They say it is the best form of defence. (6)
19	The utmost Grandsire calls? (7)
21 & 18dn The Mickleton tower captain (4)
22	City, County and Forest (10)
25	The Rectorís community. (6)
26	Our ringing brothers. (8)
27	Controlled. (8)
28	Paid attention to. (6)

Down

2 & 23dn List of towers (5)
3	See 10 across (5)
4	City of china! (7)
5	In the case of bells this is usually an understatement. (7)
6	This example of the founderís art moves from pasture to pasture. (7)
7	Cane lever had suitability. (anag) (9)
8	Sternum. (9)
14	A controversial issue. (3,6)
15	Nipped air and down came the water. (anag) (9)
18	See 21 across. (7)
19	Lured. (7)
20	Great success (7)
23	See 2 down. (5)
24	E.U. rag dispute. (anag) (5)

Answer to crossword in the October 2012 Newsletter