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Factfinder’s crossword - The Scotsman 01/12/12

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Saturday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 Edinburgh-born painter (1871-1935) who was a leading member of the Scottish Colourists (6,6)

8 Displaying much industry or effort (7)

9 Shrinking, or shrivelling (7)

11 Unbleached linen, or its colour (4)

12 An ecclesiastical dignitary (10)

14 Abel __ (1603-59), Dutch explorer who was the first European to reach New Zealand (6)

15 Come together to form one mass or whole (8)

17 Not fully developed (mentally, physically, etc) (8)

19 A counterfeit coin or note (coll) (6)

22 Small city in Uruguay (pop about 17,000), north of the capital Montevideo (5,5)

23 To block or hold back with a wedge (4)

25 A type of hookah (7)

26 Laurence __ (1907-89), English actor, director, producer admitted to the Order of Merit in 1981 (7)

27 Glasgow-born merchant and philanthropist (1848-1931), who developed a large chain of grocery stores (6,6)

DOWN

1 Mountain ranges with jagged peaks (7)

2 An administrative assembly or court (hist) (4)

3 Portico, hall or vestibule (6)

4 A temple of all the gods (7)

5 Follower of a leader of the Irish Home Rule movement (1846-91) (10)

6 A genus of woodlice (7)

7 Cambuslang-born tenor (1907-64), an early presenter of the BBC’s White Heather Club (6,6)

10 American actress, dancer and singer (1911-95), who won the Oscar for Best Actress for her role in Kitty Foyle (1940) (6,6)

13 The philosophy of a leading German thinker (1724-1804) (10)

16 Various kinds of heavy-bodied fish of the sea bass family (8)

18 A candelabrum used in Jewish religious ceremonies (7)

20 Epic poem by Sir Walter Scott on the Battle of Flodden (1806) (7)

21 City in southern Mississippi (pop about 50,000) on the Gulf of Mexico (6)

24 A formal or solemn command (4)

Last week’s solution:

Across: 1 Robert Fergusson, 9 Yggdrasil, 10 Drood, 11 Janus, 12 Limburger, 13 Vials, 15 Sanitised, 17 Knotgrass, 19 Denim, 21 Dribblets, 23 Torus,

24 Uluru, 25 Impetrate, 26 Dutch elm disease.

Down: 1 Reykjavik, 2 Begonia, 3 Raros, 4 Fusil, 5 Relumines, 6 Undaunted, 7 Sponges, 8 Nadir, 14 Sagebrush, 15 Stapedial, 16 Damascene,

18 Oviduct, 20 Nirvana, 21 Druid, 22 Sapid, 23 Titus.

 

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