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LAST WEEK’S SOLUTIONS
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N.C.U. TAKES OVER HERNE HILL
A t one time it looked as through Herne
Hill, the centre of English track racing, was
lost for ever. In need of repair before the
war. the blitz on London rendered it prac
However, the National Cyclists’ Union
approached the Iease-holders, and are now
in possession. Plans are being prepared and
hopes are running high of a first class track
for post-war lacing. Not only the surface
and banking but better exits and seating
accommodation for spectators are under con
Meanwhile, Paddington track is keeping
the sport in the public eye. Free admission,
and the “stay at home” policy, has meant
WESTERLEY R.C. “100”
Hard conditions was the reason given by
the limit men for this years “not so fast"
Westerley “ 100.” The last 50 miles were
apparently the worst, and only one man,
the winner, managed to beat 20 m.p.h. over
this stretch. Mechanical trouble and punc
tures were also responsible for a number of
retirements, including that of the sole occu
pant of the scratch mark, C. Roberts of Ad-
Roberts gave it best after a puncture,
gear trouble and a few ripped spokes. No
thing, however, could deter W ally Nock of
the Archer R.C. from beating his previous
best and with a 20 minute allowance on his
4 hours 49 mins. 34 secs, he captured the
first handicap award. Result were :—
1. A.E. Derbyshire (Calleva R.C.) 4 hrs.
40 mins. 23 secs. ; 2. L. M. Seath (Veg.)
4 hrs. 46 mins. 44 secs ; 3. R. Wilson (Ox
ford City R.C.) 4 hrs. 46 mins. 49 secs. ;
team prize : Dragon R.C. (E. Berry. M.A.
Newman and L. V. Reason) 15 hrs. 5 mins.
WARRINGTON R. C. “50"
This is certainly Harley s year. Up to
100 miles he is practically invincible and
the Warrington “50” proved no exception.
He romped home the winner by over 3 mi
nutes. In accordance with the practice of
the local clubs the team prize was decided
on the handicap basis. Result :
1. D.K. Hartley (Dukinfield C.C.) 2 hrs.
10 mins. 10 secs. ; 7. C. Cartwright (Man
chester Clar.) 2 hrs. 13 mins. 33 secs. ; 3.
W . B. Chapman (Pyramid R.C.) 2 hrs. 14
mins. 43 secs. ; team prize : Abbotsford
Park R.C. 6 hrs. 22 mins. 32 secs.
MASSED START EVENTS
The breach in the ranks caused by the
massed start controversy is growing wider
and wider. In defiance to the N.C.U. Mid
land cyclists have formed a Midland league
of Racing Cyclists to cope with the many
suspended riders. The latest event was the
Morecombe to Bradford (65 miles).
The winner was E. Clements (W olver
hampton R.C.C.) who won by half-a-
wheel from G. Clark, (Bradford). Percy
Stallard punctured, but caught the main
bunch after a chase of 20 miles and started
an immediate breakaway, finishing third.
In order to meet the demand for this type
of racing the N.C.U. is endeavouring to
promote events round the London Parks.
The L.C.C. have agreed in some instances
and Battersea Park is to stage an event be
fore the end of the season.
L ovely D orothy M orris, M.G.M. starlet.
The following fragments are the exact
middles of quite common words. None of
the parent words is hyphenated :
psich, apego, zzoti, derra, riw', tser, skete,
nofo, evedo, gmaro, owled, gwu. tacly, schol.
1. GRAND CHAIN
Alice's two dominoes totalling 23 must
have been 6-6 and 6-5
Betty’s two dominoes totalling 20 must
have been 6-4 and 5-5
Clara's two dominoes totalling 18 must
have been 6-3 and 5-4
Dolly s two dominoes totalling 16 must
have been 5-3 and 4-4
since the 6-2 is in Alice's hand.
Alice cannot begin by playing the 6-6,
for if she does, Betty must play the 6-4,
Clara the 6-3 ,and Dolly either the 3-5 or
the 4-4. No piece can be played after the
4-4, and only one after the 3-5.
Therefore Alice must lead off wijh the
6-5, and the play is necessarily as follows :
1st round 2nd round
2. WORD SQUARE
N O T E R S
3. MEN AND PLACES
Frensham; Godalming; Carmarthen; Ang-
mering; Sandringham; Camborne; Notting
ham; Manchester; Dumbarton; Sydenham.
Last Week’s X-Word Solution
ACROSS : !. Safeguard; 8. Inoculate; 11.
Nail; 12, Easel; 13. Glisten, 15. Erupt; 17.
Roc; 18. Raps; 20. Tara; 21. Impetus; 23.
Tied; 24. Dene; 25. Yarn; 26. Hefty.
DOWN : 1. Sincerity; 2. Anagram; 3. Foil;
4. Eclipsed; 5. Guest; 6. A.A. 7. Delicate;
9. Latitude; 10. enor; 14. Erase; 16. Upper;
19, Etch; 22. Ant.
bottom right-hand corner just reaches the
top side of the strip. W hat is the length
of the fold ? And at what point in the
right-hand end might one start folding so
as to get a shorter fold 7
1 and 5 Down. Single paper rents (Anag.,
2 words, 8 and 8) ; 6. Wonders ; 11. Inclu
ded in boiled puddings ; 12. Trader ; 13.
Often bent in defeat ; 14 Illness from going
out ; 15. Servant ; 16. Let’s begin with
tarts ; 18. Rise for his Majesty ; 19. The
start of mathematics ; 20. Soldier ; 23. W a
ken ; 24. It’s a tree (Anag.).
1. Orator ; 2. Become popular ; 3. I get1
the games mixed up ; 4. Favouring relati
ves ; 5. See 1 Across ; 7. A thin clue ; 8.
Do the ambitious use this ? ; 9. Spoken ;
10. Impartial ; 17. Four-fifths of 16 Across:
20. Colour ; 21. An ally ; 22. Fixed.
1. FIND THE FOLD
A rectangular strip of paper, four inches
wide, is folded from a point one inch below’
the top right-hand . corner, so that the