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Factfinder’s crossword - The Scotsman 17/11/12

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Saturday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 Village in the north-east, noted for its very early Telford iron bridge (1812-15) (13)

10 German count with jurisdiction over a territory (hist) (9)

11 A groove, ridge or seam in an organ or tissue (5)

12 Newborn baby, especially one less than a month old (7)

13 A shoot or sprout (7)

14 A man’s long, loose overcoat of rough cloth (6)

16 Piece of armour for the arm (8)

18 The main action of a Greek drama leading to the catastrophe (8)

20 A compact group of mountains (6)

23 A city in southern England (pop about 450,000), a leading port and commercial centre since the 12th century (7)

24 Canadian province (255,541 sq miles; pop about 3.7 million), a province since 1905 (7)

26 Growing out (biol) (5)

27 Greek philosopher (384-322 BC), one of the founding fathers of western philosophy (9)

28 American songwriter (1826-64) who wrote Camptown Races (7,6)

DOWN

2 Musical composition, often forming the last movement of a son ata (5)

3 Now obsolete term for unpleasing (7)

4 Historically, a division of Turkey (6)

5 A form of diarrhoea (8)

6 Keels, or keel-like structures (7)

7 Obsolete Russian gold coins (9)

8 Ruined religious house in the south-west, founded c1190 (8,5)

9 Marjory __ (1857-1930), Perth-born musician and song collector (7-6)

15 Self-styled, or so-called (3-6)

17 The channel for the current that turns a waterwheel (8)

19 Belgian provincial capital (pop 500,000), the European City of Culture in 1993 (7)

21 The strawberry tree genus (7)

22 A list or set of customs duties (6)

25 Small municipality (pop about 10,000), in the province of 19 down, close to the Dutch border (5)

Last week’s solution:

Across: 1 Fort George, 6 FARC, 10 Ice-bird, 11 Neptune, 12 Budapest, 13 Dwine, 15 Ignomy, 17 Indolent, 19 Metamere, 21 Gnomon, 24 Riffs, 25 Girasole, 28 Overeye, 29 Matross, 30 Knap, 31 Paraselene.

Down: 1 Fair, 2 Raeburn, 3 Glina, 4 Oodles, 5 Gunstone, 7 Azurine, 8 Clementine, 9 Spadroon, 14 Kilmarnock, 16 McMaster, 18 Drogheda, 20 Taffeta, 22 Melrose, 23 Crimea, 26 Satie, 27 Isle.

 

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