Factfinder’s crossword - The Scotsman 04/05/13

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Saturday’s puzzle

This week’s prize: a copy of Livingstone by Tim Jeal, courtesy of Blackwell’s, plus a Collins English Dictionary Concise Edition to the first correct entry opened at random. Entries must be received by Thursday. Cut out the crossword panel and send to: Factfinder’s Crossword, Promotions Department, The Scotsman, PO Box 105, Edinburgh, EH8 8AS.

Across

1 Relating to the open sea (7)

5 Wendy __ (1943-2009), English actress who was in EastEnders for nearly 22 years (7)

9 Japanese dish of sea food or vegetables deep fried in batter (7)

10 Aleksandr __ (1833-87), Russian composer who created the unfinished opera Prince Igor (7)

11 The dwarf chestnut of the United States (9)

12 John __ (b1942), former Rangers captain who played 44 times for Scotland (5)

13 A storehouse, or stopping place (Fr) (5)

15 Very common yellow-flowered composite weed (9)

16 A supporter of Parliament in the English Civil

War (9)

18 Town in central Scotland, once a major port and brewing centre (5)

21 Ancient county town, a royal burgh from the 14th century, once a yarn-spinning centre (5)

22 Relating to a form of diarrhoea (9)

24 Substance with characteristic reactions, used as a chemical test (7)

26 A crescent-shaped ornament (7)

27 Mediums or agencies of divine revelation (7)

28 Entice by soft words, or cheat by cajolery (7)

DOWN

1 An Oriental vase, rounded or polygonal in shape, narrowing at the neck (7)

2 City in Brazil (pop 270,000), north of Sao Paulo, a centre of the jewellery industry (7)

3 Christoph __ (1714-87), a German composer who wrote the music for Orfeo ed Euridice (1762) (5)

4 Tall, narrow wine glasses (9,6)

5 A mischievous sprite or goblin once believed to haunt the English countryside (5,10)

6 A Hebrew measure, the homer (3)

7 Anthony __ (b 1948), London-born actor who starred in Brideshead Revisited (7)

8 County in north-west Ireland (1,866 sq miles; pop about 160,000) (7)

12 Italian regional capital (pop about 600,000), the European Capital of Culture in 2004 (5)

14 A northern sea duck with fine down (5)

16 David __ (1772-1827), London-born economist who became a Radical MP in 1819 (7)

17 Swedish city (pop 140,000), the site of a university founded in 1477 (7)

19 Having the terminal lobe much larger than the lateral ones (bot) (7)

20 To fuse or grow together (7)

23 A unit of mass equal to 1,000 kilogrammes (5)

25 Now obsolete cloth measure, equal to 1.25 yards (3)

Last week’s solution:

Across: 1 Treaty of Falaise, 9 Garibaldi, 10 Bemas, 11 Loirs, 12 Plantains, 13 Tusks, 15 Crocodile, 17 Dominican, 19 Sowed, 21 Merganser, 23 Burns,

24 Nimbi, 25 Oubliette, 26 Star-of-Bethlehem.

Down: 1 Tegulated, 2 Earwigs, 3 Tabes, 4 Orlop, 5 Frigatoon, 6 Libations, 7 Ismaili, 8 Eases, 14 San Marino, 15 Cockscomb, 16 Endosperm,

18 Marimba, 20 Warratah, 21 Mynas, 22 Rabat, 23 Brill.

Winner: H Matheson, St Andrews

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