crossword no. 12

Published in Crossword, General, Issue 6 (Nov/Dec 2011), Uncategorized, Volume 19

crossword no. 12 1Across

8 The Muse of history (4)

9 Alternative name for Rameses the Great, pharaoh of the nineteenth dynasty of ancient Egypt, celebrated in a famous poem by Shelley (10)

10 The capital city of this African state was founded by the Portuguese explorer Paulo Dias de Novais in 1575 (6)

11 Where the beaches Utah, Omaha, Gold and Juno are found (8)

12 ———— de Patras, Greek mistress of King John II of Cyprus and the mother of his illegitimate son, King James II of Cyprus (8)

14 Roman elected official responsible for the maintenance of public buildings and the regulation of festivals (6)16 Author of Notre-Dame de Paris (4)

17 Biblical nourishment for the Israelites (5)

18 General Sir Richard Nelson ‘Windy’ ——, who replaced Montgomery as Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe in 1958 (4)

19 Major battle of World War I (6)

21 Republic in north-eastern South America that achieved independence from the Netherlands in 1975 (8)

23 Ivar ———— and Olaf the White, Vikings associated with early settlement in Dublin (8)

26 Project ——— was the second human spaceflight program of NASA (6)

27 The Glorious ————— in England overthrew King James II and established a Whig-dominated Protestant constitutional monarchy (10)

28 Colonel Reginald ——, British Indian Army officer responsible for the Jallianwala Bagh massacre in Amritsar (4)



1 English army under Grey was defeated here during the Desmond Rebellions (10)

2 This battle in 1812 was the largest and bloodiest single-day action of the French invasion of Russia (8)

3 Tasmanian town named after the British colonial secretary (6)

4 French city known as Lugdunum to the Romans (4)

5 This Gaelic kingdom reached its height under Áedán mac Gabráin (8)

6 Lord ——— FitzGerald, Irish aristocrat and United Irish revolutionary who died in Newgate Prison in 1798 (6)

7 Mary ——, Irish amateur scientist who had the dubious distinction of being the first recorded fatality in a motor vehicle accident (4)

13 ——- Bernauer, mistress of Albert, duke of Bavaria, who was drowned in the Danube in 1435, inspired numerous literary works (5)

15 Irish dancer and actress who was the mistress of King Ludwig I of Bavaria and became countess of Landsfeld (4, 6)

17 New York-born Irish poet John ———— grew up in County Tyrone (8)

18 Moon of Jupiter discovered by Galileo Galilei in 1610 (8)

20 The main tower within the walls of a medieval castle or fortress (6)

22 George IV served as prince ——— during his father’s relapse into mental illness (6)

24 —— Mary Quinn, Irish lay missionary who was declared venerable by Pope John Paul II in 1994 (4)

25 Edward ——, Palestinian-American cultural critic and author (4)

crossword no. 12 2Send the correct solution to: History Ireland crossword, 6 Palmerston Place, Dublin 7, by Friday 25 November 2011 and be in with the chance of winning a one-year subscription. First out of the hat with the correct solution to no. 11 was John O’Regan, Killane Cross, Edenderry, Co. Offaly.



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