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Factfinder crossword - The Scotsman 22/12/2012

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Saturday’s puzzle...

Across

1 Perthshire mountain (3,547 ft), between Loch

Tummel and Loch Tay (12)

8 Jesse __ (1913-80), US athlete who won four gold medals at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin (5)

9 Drug used against high blood pressure (9)

11 Gustave__ (1832 -1923), French engineer who designed the tower for the 1889 World Exhibition in Paris (6)

12 Citizen of landlocked kingdom in the Indian subcontinent (pop about 750,000) (8)

14 Direct vote by all the people ofadistrict onaspecial point (10)

15 Old Scottish silver coin, originally valued at 13s 4d (4)

18 The tuber of various plants, especially of taro (4)

19 In front of the heart (10)

21 Intrinsic; belonging asapart of the whole (8)

23 Having magnitude only, not direction (6)

25 Quentin __ (b1963), US film actor and producer who

directedPulp Fiction (1994) (9)

26 Shining, bright ormerry (5)

27 Astirrup-cup, or parting cup (12)

Down

1 English city (pop about 550,000), oncenoted for its steel industry (9)

2 Askipper butterfly (8)

3 ASouth American wild ass (4)

4 The philosophyof the fine arts (10)

5 Having the terminal lobe much larger than the lateral ones (bot) (6)

6 Great hunter slain by Artemis in Greek mythology (5)

7 Astudent of beetles (12)

10 Newtown (pop about 75,000), established in 1947 (4,8)

13 Infectious bacterial disease, causing fever and a rash (10)

16 Causes to grow pale with small yellow leaves for lack of light (bot) (9)

17 Anton__ (1824-96), Austrian organist who composed nine symphonies (8)

20 Making no angle (6)

22 Island of the Inner Hebrides (29 sq miles; pop about 800) (5)

24 Anna __ (b1943), TV presenter who helped to launch TV-amin 1981 (4)

Last week’s solution:

Across: 1 Harry Lauder, 9 Nagor, 10 Rapparee, 12 Eye-spot, 13 Spokane, 14 Beira, 15 Newcastle, 18 Rusticate, 20 Stiff, 21 Indiana, 24 Brescia, 25

Actinoid, 26 Stele, 27 Moonshiner.

Down: 12 Agrippa, 3 Ruritania, 4 Lupus, 5 Ulanova, 6 Elena, 7 Inverbervie, 8 Iglesias, 11 Peter Fraser, 16 Weisbaden, 17 Twitcher, 19 Iranian, 20

Spenser, 22 Decko, 23 Azoth.

Winner: Ken McMillan, Edinburgh

 

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