Crossword no. 16

Published in Crossword, Issue 4 (July/August 2012), Uncategorized, Volume 20

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1 Spanish galleon that ran aground off Lacada Point, Co. Antrim, in 1588 (6).

5 Fanny ———, Russian political revolutionary and an attempted assassin of Vladimir Lenin (6).

10 He was the last Anglo-Saxon archbishop of Canterbury (7).

11 Operation Rolling ———-, name given to sustained United States aerial bombardment campaign during the Vietnam War (7).

12 ——— programme, a series of American space missions to the moon (6).

15 County Meath town associated with St Cianan (6).

16 Dutch Renaissance humanist, priest, social critic, teacher and theologian (7).

17 The —— of Worms took place in 1521 (4).

18 Rats for Nicholas II? (4).

19 State in north-east India (7).

20 Adelbert ——, American sailor, soldier and politician who served with distinction as a Union Army general during the American Civil War (4).

22 Edgar was crowned king of England at —— Abbey in 973 (4).

25 This abbey was founded by St Finnian in 520 (7).

27 Brian ———, Irish poet and publisher who wrote Advent and Death of Hektor (6).

28 The ——— Turban Rebellion, peasant revolt that broke out in AD 184 in China during the reign of Emperor Ling of the Han Dynasty (6).

3 ———- of Castile was the first queen consort of Edward I of England (7).

32 It was the capital city of the Western Roman Empire from 402 until that empire collapsed in 476 (7).

33 ——— Sansom Hallowes, Allied heroine of World War II (6).

34 The treasures of this cathedral include relics of St Cuthbert, the head of St Oswald of Northumbria and the remains of the Venerable Bede (6).

 

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2 Bishop, confessor and doctor of the church famous for his Etymologiae (7).

3 Pythia performed this role at Delphi (6).

4 —— Moro, Italian prime minister killed by the Red Brigades in 1978 (4).

5 Tom ——, Galway-born ex-chief whip of Fianna Fáil (4).

6 Friedrich ——— commanded the German Sixth Army’s assault on Stalingrad in 1942 (6).

7 Irish businessman, shipbuilder and naval architect for the Titanic (7).

8 He was king of Northumbria from 634 until his death at the Battle of Maserfield (6).

9 John Wilson ———, Galway-born Irish statesman and author who contributed regularly to the Quarterly Review (6).

13 Edward – ———, Irish scholar, lexicographer and apothecary who compiled an Irish/English dictionary published in 1817 (1, 6).

14 John ———-, playwright who wrote Look Back in Anger (7).

15 Jeanne Bécu or comtesse — ——-, Louis XV’s official mistress, was executed in 1793 (2, 5).

20 Henry ———, Irish businessman, lawyer, railway pioneer and inventor associated with the Ffestiniog Railway in Wales (6).

21 Revolver that derives its name from the London borough where it was manufactured (7).

23 The summer Olympics took place here in 1996 (7).

24 William Joyce, otherwise known as Lord —- —- (3, 3).

25 Eamonn ———, Irish republican executed for his part in the Easter Rising of 1916 (6).

26 American city known as the ‘Mile-High City’ or the ‘Queen City of the West’ (6).

29 The family seat of the earls of —— is Crom Castle in County Fermanagh (4).

30 Max ——, Jewish author, composer and journalist who refused to follow Franz Kafka’s instructions to burn his life’s work (4).

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