crossword no. 14

Published in Crossword, Issue 2(March/April 2012), Uncategorized, Volume 20

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1 A celebrated chalice was discovered here in 1868 (6).

4 This hospital was founded in 1839 to care for sick Protestants (8).

9 He served as Church of Ireland archbishop of Armagh and primate of all Ireland in the seventeenth century (6).

10 Ian Smith served as its prime minister from 1964 to 1979 (8).

12 Abu Musa — ———, companion of the prophet Muhammad who served as governor of Basra and Kufa and was involved in the early Muslim conquests of Persia (2-6).

13 Phineas Taylor ———, American showman, businessman and entertainer (6).

15 The Imperial Suite of this Parisian hotel is listed as a national monument of France (4).

16 Polish astronomer who was the first to formulate a comprehensive heliocentric cosmology (10).

19 The largest inland body of water in the world (7, 3).

20 Devenish Island, site of a twelfth-century round tower, is found on this lough (4).

23 This city-state was the principal enemy of Athens during the Peloponnesian War (6).

25 Sir Richard ————, Lismore politician and political writer of Memoirs of the Irish Rebellion of 1798 (8).

27 USS ———— was the site of the surrender of the Empire of Japan which ended World War II (8).

28 According to Plutarch, his last words before committing suicide were: ‘By all means must we fly; not with our feet, however, but with our hands’ (6).

29 Legal system incorporating texts such as the Twelve Tables and the Corpus Juris Civilis (5, 3).

30 Norwegian explorer, scientist, diplomat and Nobel Peace Prize laureate (6).


1 Father-in-law of the Islamic prophet Muhammad who ruled over the Rashidun Caliphate following Muhammad’s death (3, 4).

2 French philosopher, mathematician and writer (9).

3 Author of the The Sorrows of Young Werther (6).

5 This Qatari city was bombarded by an East India Company vessel in 1821 (4).

6 —— —— Hyde, the first wife of James, duke of York, and the mother of  Queen Mary II and Queen Anne of Great Britain (4, 4).

7 His plays included The Wild Duck and Rosmersholm (5).

8 He was known as ‘prince of the humanists’ (7).

11 Nationalist enclave in Belfast where Mary McAleese was born (7).

14 Septimius ———-, Roman emperor who was born in Leptis Magna in modern-day Libya (7).

17 Author of Don Quixote (9).

18 Place associated with famous palaeontological hoax in 1912 (8).

19 Jean ———- Perier was the fifth president of the French Third Republic (7).

21 American essayist, lecturer and poet who led the Transcendentalist movement of the mid-nineteenth century (7).

22 She was King Arthur’s mother, according to Arthurian legend (6).

24 Kingdom in Ethiopia that flourished in the centuries before and after the time of Christ (5).

26 —— Grese, warden at Bergen-Belsen concentration camp executed for war crimes in 1945 (4).

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