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Quickword No. 4 : Do you know ‘additional’ (5), and ‘reject contemptuously’ (5)?
Quickword No. 4
Base of a cut-down tree.
River in Leeds.
Jump with surprise.
Thin cushion.
Remains of a fire.

Alpine mountain range known as ‘Queen of the Mountains’, entirely surrounded by Lakes Lucerne, Zug and Lauerz.

Indian conglomerate that owns Tetley Tea, Jaguar and Land Rover; ‘goodbye’ (informal).
Tar; sales patter, words used to persuade a customer.
Samuel Pepys, diarist and Chief Secretary to the Admiralty under both King Charles II and King James II.
Reject contemptuously.
Rear Window’ (1954), Hitchcock thriller starring James Stewart and Grace Kelly.
Number of balls in a cricket over.

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