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The Prize Crossword: January 2014

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Enter this month's crossword and win a selection of recent history books.

Across
6 North American people led by Tecumseh in early 19th century (7)
7 Anthony ___ (1612-85), bishop of Norwich (7)
9 Benjamin ___ (c.1658-1703), London bookseller and publisher of John Bunyan (5)
10 ‘Come we of an ___/Unconscious of our pains?’ – Thomas Hardy, 1898 (9)
11 Denis ___ (1713-84), French philosopher and encyclopédist (7)
13 Robert ___ (1921-2000), Archbishop of Canterbury (6)
15 Split between the eastern and western Christian churches, 484-519 (7,6)
19 Name shared by two 10th-century kings of León (6)
20 In Greek myth, the ‘mother of all monsters’ (7)
23 Lewis Carroll creation; a friend of the Mad Hatter (5,4)
24 Ancient Tibetan capital, said to have been established in the seventh century by Songtsän Gampo (5)
26 Traditional weapon of the Berber people (7)
27 A thawing in relations, such as that between the US and the Soviet Union from 1969 (7)

Down
1 ‘The flannelled fools at the wicket or the muddied ___ at the goals’ – Rudyard Kipling, 1902 (4)
2 Marksman such as Arthur Fulton (1887-1972) or Vasily Zaytsev (1915-91) (6)
3 Early Christian martyr and saint, executed on the orders of Diocletian (9)
4 Cornish town, site of an 1839 gold-dust robbery (8)
5 ‘To be ___ is not always to be wrong’ – Anthony Eden, 1956 (10)
6 Tristram ___, subject of ‘biography’ by Laurence Sterne (6)
7 Japanese city noted historically for its porcelain (4)
8/18 St Petersburg royal residence, stormed by revolutionaries in 1917 (6,6)
12 Participant in an 1825 Russian uprising in protest at Nicholas I’s assumption of the throne (10)
14 Spanish frigate captured by the Chilean navy in 1820 (9)
16 Ancient city in modern Tunisia (8)
17 Black Sea peninsula, site of an 1853-56 war (6)
18 See 8
21 Members of a class of serfs in ancient Sparta (6)
22 Pen-name adopted by Hector Hugh Munro (1870-1916) (4)
25 Thomas ___ (1710-78), London-born composer (4)

The winner of this month’s prize crossword will receive a selection of recent history books.

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The competition closes on January 31st, 2014.



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