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The Prize Crossword: February 2013

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Enter our crossword for February and win the audiobook America: Empire of Liberty, written and presented by David Reynolds.

Across
9 South American river navigated in 1531 by Antonio de Berrio (7)
10 Herbert ___ (1870-1935), photographer and film-maker, creator of Ninety Degrees South (1933) (7)
11 John ___ (d.1822), author of the 1803 Peerage of England, Scotland, and Ireland (7)
12 Legendary co-founder of the city of Rome (7)
13 Fictional European country created by Anthony Hope (1863-1933) (9)
15 City in the Abruzzi Apennines, first settled by the Sabines (5)
16 Heartland of Aztec Mexico; its name means ‘Land on the Edge of the Water’ in Nahuatl (7)
19 Jewish Zealot extremists, known as ‘dagger men’ (7)
20 Evelyn (1903–66) or Auberon (1939-2001) (5)
21 Former state of Germany, a grand duchy in the 19th century (9)
25 Rhetorical understatement, as in ‘a citizen of no mean city’ (Acts 21:39) (7)
26 Thomas ___ (1754-1825), writer, editor of The Family Shakespeare (7)
28 City in north-west Spain, known for its hot springs and Old Bridge (7)
29 ‘All men would be ___ if they could’ – Defoe, The History Of The Kentish Petition (1712-13) (7)

Down
1 ___ Ballads, heroic songs of southern Scotland originating in the 15th and 16th centuries (6)
2 Colley ___, Poet Laureate 1730-57 (6)
3 William ___ (1803-52), US inventor and bridge-builder (4)
4 Family name of a dynasty of English ironmasters (c.1650-1800) (6)
5 Citizens of the ancient south-east Peloponnese (8)
6 Activities investigated in the US by a committee established in 1938 (2–8)
7 North Dakota mountain, site of an 1864 battle in which the US army defeated the Sioux (8)
8 Angelo ___ (1843-1910), Italian-born Brazilian cartoonist (8)
14 Clown in Shakespeare’s As You Like It (1598) (10)
16 West Yorks village, site of a 1643 Royalist victory (8)
17 Activity prohibited by the seventh commandment (8)
18 Henry ___ (1826–93), minister and geologist (8)
22 ‘A Rupert of ___’ – satirical 1846 description of Edward Stanley, 14th Earl of Derby (6)
23 Ludwig ___ (1787-1862), German romantic poet (6)
24 ‘Hide me from day’s ___ eye’ – Milton, ‘Il Penseroso’ (1645) (6)
27 Hertfordshire town, site of Scott’s Grotto (4)

The winner of this month’s prize crossword will receive the audiobook:

America: Empire of Liberty

Written and presented by David Reynolds, this epic narrative tells the history of the United States through the voices of those who lived it, exploring three abiding national themes: empire, liberty and faith. It traces America's story from the origins of the Cold War right up to the present day and the inauguration of Barack Obama.

To enter, print out this page, complete the crossword and send it to:

Crossword, History Today, 25 Bedford Avenue, London WC1B 3AT.

Alternatively, you can email your entry to admin@historytoday.com

The competition closes on February 28th, 2013.



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