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Factfinder’s crossword - The Scotsman 19/01/2013

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Saturday’s puzzle...

Across

3 A large odd-toed ungulate with a short, flexible proboscis (5)

8 John __ (1550-1617), mathematician who invented a scheme of natural logarithms (6)

9 Town (pop about 35,000) in the north of Gran Canaria (6)

10 One of a class of microscopic unicellar algae with flinty shells (6)

11 Collected literary fragments (8)

12 and 29 A member of one of the Hamitic peoples of north Africa (6)

13 A small fish of the blenny family (6)

14 Marlene __ (1901-92), German-born actress and singer who starred in The Blue Angel (1930) (8)

17 The principal character in two ancient Greek tragedies by Sophocles and Euripides (7)

19 Island in south-east Asia (164,000 sq miles; pop over 50 million), the sixth largest island in the world (7)

23 Japanese palanquins (8)

27 Humphrey __ (1899-1957), US actor who starred in Casablanca (1942) (6)

29 See 12 across

30 Capital city in south-east Europe (pop over 500,000), which hosted the Winter Olympics in 1984 (8)

31 Clement __ (1883-1967), Labour politician who was prime minister from 1945 to 1951 (6)

32 A case containing an explosive, used for blowing in doors etc (6)

33 French subsonic tactical missile travelling at low altitude (6)

34 Sam __ (1912-2002), US golfer who won seven Majors (5)

DOWN

1 A large Brazilian stork (6)

2 Relating to a London-born poet (1608-74), who wrote Paradise Lost (8)

3 A vibrating device that makes and breaks a circuit (elect) (8)

4 Region in north-east France (7,490 sq miles; pop about 2 million), the scene of heavy fighting in the First World War (7)

5 Having many branches (6)

6 A film director, especially thought of as the creator of a particular genre (6)

7 A bituminous or oily cement of various kinds (6)

13 and 16 A South American tree of the laurel family with very hard wood (10)

15 and 18 A gong, especially one used in an orchestra (3-3)

16 See 13 down

18 See 15 down

20 Faintly traced (her) (8)

21 Unit used in expressing wavelengths of light etc (8)

22 John __ (1929-94), London-born actor and playwright who wrote Look Back in Anger (1956) (7)

24 An ancient military engine for throwing great stones (6)

25 Old Testament prophet (8th century BC) (6)

26 Mountain nymphs in Greek mythology (6)

28 The grasshopper warbler (6)

Last week’s solution:

Across: 1 Abraham Lincoln, 9 Bavaria, 10 Vervain, 11 Neon, 12 Smack, 13 Poop, 16 Agister, 17 Aikido, 19 Saloop, 22 Ipomoea, 25 Arne, 26 Scone, 27 Stob, 30 Euglena, 31 Somalia, 32 Ground moraines.

Down: 1 Albanian, 2 Ravioli, 3 Hera, 4 Myanmar, 5 Invicta, 6 Corf, 7 Lianoid, 8 Snipe, 14 Strop, 15 Akron, 18 Gambians, 20 Alnager, 21 Pochard, 22 Ionesco, 23 Ortolan, 24 Ragee, 28 Peru, 29 Emma.

 

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