Church Times 27 November 1998 solution

CLIVE STAPLES LEWIS would have been 100 years old on 29 November 1998, two days after the appearance of the puzzle.  The books involved were all of those in the Narnia sequence bar The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.

ACROSS

1              COCONUT; Co. in anag.

5              AVOIDS; v o in aids

9              ALI; hidden

10           VOYAGE; O,y in anag; DAWN TREADER

11           ROE-DEER; roe + reed (rev.)

12           PRINCE; n in price; CASPIAN

13           BORROWED; row in bored

16           LAST; 2 mngs; BATTLE

18           MAGICIAN; GI in anag; NEPHEW

19           POWER CUT; power + cut

20           FRESNEL; fre(e) + lens (rev.)

22           RECANTS; re C ants

26           CLERGYWOMAN; anag. – U; ref. George C, then Archbishop of Canterbury

27           HORSE; anag; BOY

28           STATUS; statu(e)s

DOWN

1              SILVER; 2 mngs; CHAIR

3              NUDGE; g in nude

4              THWARTED; wart in the d

5              ATTIC; hidden

6              OVERSTATE; over state

7              DADAISTIC; d + anag.

8              TRANSEPT; t ran Sept

13           BENEFICE; e,f in be nice

14           REPRESENT; rep resent

15           OVERNIGHT; anag. + t

17           NO TRUMPS; not rum PS

23           CONGA; con GA

24           NOBEL; Leb(an)on (rev.)

25           STYES; St. yes

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