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PUZZLES CROSSWORD No. 277 1 2 3 4 8 9 4 8 10 10 5


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7 Across 11 13 14 15 18 19 22 23 24 15 16 16 20 21 17 16 12 25 26


Crossword competition Please send your answers to: Crossword Competition 17 September, The Tablet, 1 King Street Cloisters, Clifton Walk, London W6 0GY. Please include your full name, telephone number and email address, and a mailing address. A copy of the Oxford Dictionary of Saints, fifth edition revised, by David Farmer, will go to the sender of the first correct entry drawn at random on Friday 30 September.


●The answers to this week’s puzzles and the crossword winner’s name will appear in the 8 October issue.


1 Paul -------; French painter (1839-1906), who found beauty in humble people and simple objects (7) 5 Title of a man of high rank in the Ottoman Empire in North Africa (5) 9 Greek term meaning “offering”, applied to the Eucharistic Prayer (and adopted from the Oriental Rite) (8) 10 It can be a horse or a gun! (4) 11 Lady -----; first woman to sit in House of Commons (5) 12 In feudal times, payment made by a knight to commute the military service he owed his lord (7) 14 (In astronomy) fraction of light reflected by a body or surface (6) 16 Fourth-century heretics who taught that the persons of the Trinity are not equal (6) 18 First of the Hebrew patriarchs (7) 20 “Much ----- is a weariness of the flesh” (Ecclesiastes 12:12) (5) 23 ---- Sea; saltwater lake straddling the boundary between Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan (4) 24 Name of Rome’s Museum of Antique Sculpture (8) 25 Jacques ----- (1513-1593) French Bishop famous for his translation of Plutarch’s Lives (5) 26 Swimmers may now use a version of this; designed for Germany U-Boats (7)


Solution to the 27 August crossword


Across: 1 Hiccup; 5 Antic; 8 Brown; 9 Burnish; 10 Neil; 11 Minister; 13 Snark; 14 Herbs; 19 Assemble; 21 Item; 23 Serpent; 24 Deeds; 25 Muffs; 26 Damask. Down: 2 Ivorian; 3 Cent; 4 Public; 5 Airlines; 6 Twist; 7 Cohort; 8 Bone; 12 Trumpets; 15 Bitters; 16 Passim; 17 Elated; 18 Amps; 20 Serif; 22 Adam.


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Solution to the 27 August puzzle


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2 County town of County Clare, Ireland; site of a Franciscan monastery founded in 1247 (5) 3 “Isn’t it Bliss? Don’t you -------?” (“Send in the Clowns”, Sondheim) (7) 4 Henri van der ----; Belgian leader of revolt of 1789 against Austrian Emperor Joseph II (4) 6 Race meetings here were initiated by Queen Anne in 1711 (5) 7 Fluorine and chlorine are two of the five ------- elements of the periodic table (7) 8 Acta ------- Sedis; monthly publication issued in Rome 1865-1908 (7) 13 Legislative capital of Swaziland (7) 15 Sacred military standard of the Christian Roman Emperors (7) 17 “ … melted ---- ---; into thin air” (The Tempest; Act 4, Sc.1) (4,3) 19 Surname of Finnish architect (1898- 1976) whose style is epitomised by the Säynätsalo Town Hall Group (5) 21 The ----- War (1542-43); Swedish peasant revolt against King Gustav’s policies (5) 22 Surname of actress who played Patsy’s mother in Absolutely Fabulous


Congratulations to Mr James Lonie, of Linlithgow, West Lothian, winner of the 27 August crossword competition. His was the first correct entry drawn at random. He will be receiving a copy of the hardback Oxford Dictionary and Thesaurus (second edition, RRP £30).


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