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Kennel Capers by 'Mayo'

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Astragal

Congratulations to champagne-winner Paul Taylor, from Oxford, who correctly identified last week's answers. Architect was Jorn Utzon, kennel the Sydney Opera House, and dog a Great Dane. This week's clue: Angry Ayrshire Alderman. Identify architect, kennel and canine. Postcards (preferably doggy) to aj Astragal, 151 Rosebery Avenue, London EC1R 4QX, by first post Monday. In emergency, fax 0171 505 6701.

I wonder what that appalling old snob James Lees-Milne, architectural historian and conservationist, would have thought about this image of a typical National Trust member, as drawn by Glen Baxter and used on the trust's stationery. An enemy of democracy (as made only too clear in his newly-published diaries), Lees-Milne in fact encouraged the hoi-polloi to enjoy what only the aristocracy had hitherto enjoyed, by helping to create the trust. One notable diary entry refers to a visit to Lyme Park in Cheshire, a Palladian pile by Giacomo Leoni: 'It was a nightmare of crawling, short-sleeved, smelly, happy people.' At least they were happy.

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