Crossword

ACROSS

1 June honorees

5 Prop for Potter

9 Explain away

10 Old market

12 Stay away from

13 Sad sack

14 Pitcher Goose

16 Peculiar

17 Finished off

18 Health spa treat

20 Account book

22 Start the bidding

23 Shady spot

25 Petty fight

28 Flower part

32 Book excerpt

34 Keats work

35 Tatter

36 Voicemail item

38 Occur

40 Strained

41 City of north Italy

42 Abrasive powder

43 Await

44 Walkers, on signs

DOWN

1 Dedicate

2 Humbled

3 Clothing

4 Clambake clam

5 Cardiff’s land

6 In the past

7 “Forget it!”

8 Search the riverbed

9 Fit for a king

11 Old English forest

15 Refuse

19 Database option

21 Gangsters’ guns

24 Easy dance

25 Small herring

26 Form couples

27 Have hopes

29 Took in

30 Yard tools

31 Frail

33 Improve, in a way

37 Matching

39 Confessional item