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Factfinder’s crossword - The Scotsman 05/01/13

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Saturday’s puzzle

Across

1 Scottish poet (1460-c1520) who wrote “The Thrissil and the Rois” (7,6)

10 Jeremy__ (b1948), Cowes-born actor who starred in Brideshead Revisited (1981) (5)

11 A vocabulary of a particular dialect or district (9)

12 US aid programme to supply itsallieswith materials in the Second World War (5-4)

13 Acompanyof herons (5)

14 Wolf’s-bane or monk’s-hood (7)

16 Stoats, especially in their whitewinter coats (7)

18 An opening, hole or passage, especially in a bone (7)

20 Hydrocarbon discovered by Faraday in 1825 (7)

21 Old term for the harbouring of a proscribed person (5)

23 Religious or political extremists (9)

25 Relating toacharacter who givesaplay, etc, its title (9)

26 Mountainous Chinese province (175,290sqmiles; pop about 25 million); the old Silk Road passed through it (5)

27 The Dutch parliament (6-7)

Down

2 Objects of worship (5)

3 An antiseptic treatment of surgical wounds introduced by an English surgeon (1827-1912) (9)

4 Small town in Kansas, founded in 1860, where “Wild Bill” Hickok was marshal (7)

5 Become degenerate, or grow feeble (7)

6 The south or south-eastwind (5)

7 The part of grammar treating of the inflexions of words (9)

8 Lawyer (c1671-1745), appointed first Regius Professor of Law at Glasgow University in 1714 (7,6)

9 Swedish astronomer (1701-44), who devised a temperature scale (1742) (6,7)

15 Part of the Florentine or other iris used in perfumery (5-4)

17 Michel de __ (1533-92), French essayist and courtier (9)

19 Specialised cells transmitting nerve impulses (7)

20 Afine fabric of linen, cotton or wool (7)

22 Acattle-fair (5)

24 Ashrub (Cassia), or itspurgativederied leaflets (5)

22 December solution:

Across: 1 Schiehallion, 8 Owens, 9 Reserpine, 11 Eiffel, 12 Bhutanis, 16 Plebiscites, 15 Merk, 18 Eddo, 19 Precordial, 21 Integral, 23 Scalar, 25 Tarantino, 26 Nitid, 27 Deochandorus.

Down: 1 Sheffield, 2 Hesperid, 3 Eyas, 4 Aesthetics, 5 Lyrate, 6 Orion, 7 Coleopterist, 10 East Kilbride, 13 Scarlatina, 16 Etiolates, 17 Bruckner, 20 Agonic, 22 Tiree, 24 Ford.

 

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