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Factfinder’s crossword - The Scotsman 03/11/2012

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Saturday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 Zones of intense particle radiation surrounding the earth (3,5,5)

10 American wild cats like small leopards (7)

11 A species of small curlew (7)

12 A flat-bottomed boat (4)

13 George __ (b 1934), US film actor who starred in Look Who’s Talking (1989) (5)

14 Eugene __ (1855-1926), US trade union leader who was the Socialist candidate for the presidency five times (4)

17 Queen of ancient Egypt (69- 30BC), defeated at the Battle of Actium (31BC) (9)

19 Small municipality in northern Norway (pop about 6,000), close to the borders with Finland and Russia (5)

20 German city (pop about 600,000), the European Capital of Culture in 2010 (5)

22 Large body of water in the Sierra Nevada, a popular tourist centre (4,5)

24 The tea genus of evergreen plants (4)

25 A large sea-bird of the gannet family (5)

27 A moulding S-shaped in section (4)

30 Maurice __ (1883-1955), Paris-born artist, noted for his street scenes (7)

31 Citizen of large landlocked Asian country (250,173 sq miles; pop about 30 million) (7)

32 A member of the country party as opposed to the court party in England after 1689 (13)

DOWN

2 Needle-pointed (bot) (7)

3 Old Testament prophet (8th century BC) (4)

4 A long-stapled, hand-twisted cotton yarn (5)

5 A World Heritage Site on the River Clyde (3,6)

6 Trophy awarded by the American Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (4)

7 A strong-smelling resinous American plant (7)

8 Large tree with shiny brown inedible seeds (5,8)

9 Transmission of hereditary characters by the germ-plasm (13)

15 A long sharp process of a leaf (5)

16 Popular musical created by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice (1978) (5)

18 Liquid created by pressing rendered fat, especially of ox and sheep (6,3)

21 Moira __ (1926 - 2006), Dunfermline-born ballerina who starred in the film, The Red Shoes (1948) (7)

23 The Passover ritual (7)

26 A leaf (often modified) that bears a flower in its axil (5)

28 Very reticent person (coll) (4)

29 Type of sweet melon grown in Israel (4)

Last week’s solution:

Across: 1 Coll, 3 Scrimshank, 10 Ardrossan, 11 Ragee, 12 Panga, 13 Isabella, 15 Reredos, 12 Sordino,

19 Osborne, 21 Luggers, 22 Argestes, 24 Duomo, 27 Lysol, 28 Natrolite, 29 Canis Major, 30 Dita.

Down: 1 Clapperton, 2 Ladin, 4 Cassius, 5 Ionians, 6 Spree, 7 Argillite, 8 Kier, 9 Solander,

14 Horse opera, 16 Robertson, 18 Rigadoon, 20 Estonia, 21 Lesotho, 23 Eblis, 25 Oribi, 26 Flic.

Winner: Sylvia Brewster, Inch, Aberdeenshire

 

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