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The Prize Crossword: January 2013

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Enter our crossoword for January and win the audiobook The Invention of Childhood by Hugh Cunningham and Michael Morpurgo.

Across
1 Biblical-themed opera by Richard Strauss (1864-1949) (6)
4 King of the fairies, husband of Titania (6)
8 ‘All tricks are either ___ or childish’ – Samuel Johnson, 1779 (7)
9 Hugh Edward ___ (1855-1927), author of Causes and Character of the American Revolution (1923) (7)
11 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW (5,5)
12 Camara ___ (1928-80), Guinean author (4)
13 Jewish sect founded in Salonika in the late 1600s (5)
14 John ___ (1899-1953), notorious tenant of 10 Rillington Place (8)
16 D. Carleton ___ (1923-2008), co-recipient of the 1976 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine (8)
18 Indian town, enclave of Puducherry (5)
20 ‘He knows death to the ___’ – W.B. Yeats, ‘Death’ (1933) (4)
21 Site of 1275 battle between Scottish and Manx forces (10)
23 The Two Noble ___, 17th century play by Shakespeare and Fletcher (7)
24 William ___ (1866-1958), designer of amusement-park rides (7)
25 Italian city, built on the ruins of the ancient settlement of Interamnia Preatuttorium (6)
26 John ___ (1643-1737), historian (6)

Down
1 Province annexed in 1843 by Sir Charles Napier (5)
2 Issak Ilyich ___ (1860-1900), Kibartay-born painter (7)
3 ‘___ feed like beasts, till they be fat’ – Ben Jonson, Volpone (1605) (9)
5 George ___ (1700-84), Glaswegian tobacco merchant (5)
6 Federal corps of rural police,
established in Mexico 1861 to combat banditry (7)
7 Element discovered in 1885 by
Carl Auer von Welsbach (9)
10 Inhabitants of the Land of Oz in The Wizard Of Oz (1939) (9)
13 One such as Aleister Crowley (1875-1947), for example (9)
15 A mast fixed on top of a topgallant mast (5,4)
17 Theodore ___ (1871-1945), US novelist (7)
19 ___ Fan, nickname of actress Fanny Barton (1737-1815) (7)
21 Ernst ___ (1887-1934), leader of Hitler’s Sturmabteilung (5)
22 Fifth-century Anglo-Saxon ruler credited with the foundation of Sussex (5)

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

The Invention of Childhood

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 January 31st, 2013.



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