Factfinder’s crossword - The Scotsman 19/04/2014

editorial image
0
Have your say

Saturday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

8 A large travelling trunk (US) (8)

9 Robert __ (1895 -1985), London-born author who wrote Goodbye to All That (1929) (6)

10 The ringdove or wood-pigeon (6)

11 An instrument for examining the ear (8)

12 Island in south-east Asia (pop about 145 million), the 13th largest island in the world (4)

13 Aberdeen-born opera singer (1874 -1967), who became director of the Chicago Civic Opera in 1921 (4,6)

15 Ancient Greek city in Ionia, famed as the site of the temple of Artemis (7)

17 A light Mediterranean sailing-ship (7)

20 Border town (pop about 12,500), a major textile manufacturing centre (10)

22 Small island in the Inner Hebrides (12 sq miles), the site of several Iron Age forts (4)

24 A characteristic pattern or group of symptoms (8)

26 South African antelopes, resembling the elk (6)

27 A large region of southern Italy (7 ,472 sq miles; pop about 4 million) (6)

28 A large terrier of a rough-coated black-and-tan breed (8)

DOWN

1 An intercellular space (biol) (6)

2 Large town in the Lothians (pop about 15,000), once an important handloom weaving centre (8)

3 Major port city in southern England (population about 200,000), with a naval base established in 1496 (10)

4 A Neapolitan secret society similar to the Mafia (7)

5 The discount on a foreign bill of exchange (4)

6 Sign of the zodiac (6)

7 An oil-resisting and heat-resisting synthetic rubber (8)

14 A composite plant of the genus Tragopogon (5-5)

16 An aquatic burrowing and egg-laying Australian monotreme (8)

18 An Australian state capital (pop 1.3 million), founded in 1836 (8)

19 Capital city in the southern Caucasus (pop about 1.2 million) (7)

21 A magistrate in ancient Rome (6)

23 Mess, muddle or confusion (6)

25 Small state in the Arabian peninsula (82,030 sq miles; pop about 3.5 million), independent since 1970 (4)

Last week’s solution

Across: 1 John Ross, 5 Attlee, 9 Ducatoon, 10 Bronte, 12 Merino, 13 Ergot, 16 Arendt, 17 Trabeate,

20 Rosemary, 21 Tapeti, 23 Runes, 25 Yoruba, 28 Daemon, 29 Boniface, 30 Engels, 31 Belgrade.

Down: 1 Jade, 2 Hick, 3 Rotterdam, 4 Stogie, 6 Tiree, 7 Landgraves, 8 Epenthesis, 11 Copra,

14 Carrbridge, 15 Heisenberg, 18 Brambling, 19 Drays, 22 Oriole, 24 Seoul, 26 Gaea, 27 Mede.

Back to the top of the page