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Factfinder’s crossword - The Scotsman 10/11/12

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This week’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 Highland barracks built originally in response to the 1745 Jacobite Rebellion (4,6)

6 Colombian Marxist-Leninist guerrilla group formed in 1964 (4)

10 The little auk or sea dove (3-4)

11 Remote planet in the Solar System, discovered in 1846 (7)

12 East European capital city (pop about 1.7 million), the home of the composer Zoltan Kodaly (8)

13 Pine, or waste away (5)

15 Now obsolete term for public disgrace (6)

17 Not painful (med) (8)

19 A segment, merosome or somite (zool) (8)

21 The pin of a sun dial (6)

24 Phrases or figures played repeatedly (mus) (5)

25 Old term for the plant heliotrope, or the sunflower (8)

28 To survey, look upon or watch (7)

29 Now obsolete term for a gunner’s assistant in artillery (7)

30 To break in pieces with blows, as flint (4)

31 A mock moon (10)

DOWN

1 and 27 down Small northern island famed for its knitwear (4,4)

2 Henry __ (1756-1823), Edinburgh-born portrait painter knighted in 1822 (7)

3 River in Croatia, flowing for 62 miles into the Kupa (5)

4 An indefinite large number (coll) (6)

5 Shakespearean term for shot, or a cannonball (8)

7 A freshwater fish, the blue roach (7)

8 An orange-coloured citrus fruit (10)

9 A cut-and-thrust sword (hist) (8)

14 Western town, a burgh of barony since 1591, once a major carpet-weaving centre (10)

16 Brian __ (b 1943), the director of the Edinburgh International Festival (1991-2004) (8)

18 Irish industrial port (pop abut 30,000), close to the site of the Battle of the Boyne (1690) (8)

20 A thin, glossy silk-stuff (7)

22 Ruined Borders abbey, founded in 1136 (7)

23 Large peninsula in Ukraine (10,100 sq miles; pop about two million), on the Black Sea (6)

26 Erik __ (1866-1925), French composer who created the ballet Parade (1917) (5)

27 See 1 down

Last week’s solution:

Across: 1 Van Allen Belts, 10 Ocelots, 11 Wimbrel, 12 Scow, 12 Segal, 14 Debs, 17 Cleopatra, 19 Vadso, 20 Essen, 22 Lake Tahoe, 24 Thea, 25 Booby, 27 Ogee, 30 Utrillo, 31 Afghani, 32 Grumbletonian.

Down: 2 Acerose, 3 Amos, 4 Lisle, 5 New Lanark, 6 Emmy, 7 Tarweed, 8 Horse chestnut, 9 Blastogenesis, 15 Spine, 16 Evita, 18 Tallow oil, 21 Shearer, 23 Haggada, 26 Bract, 28 Clam, 29 Ogen.

 

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