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The Prize Crossword: July

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Enter this month's crossword and win the audiobook The Popes: A History

Across

1 Medieval tax or toll relating to the creation of highways (6)
4 General ___ _____ (1838-83), stage-name of US showman Charles Stratton (3,5)
9 Birth city of writers Isaak Babel and Valentin Katayev (6)
10 Harold ___ (1899-1978), Olympic gold medal-winning sprinter (8)
12 ‘American women shoot the hippopotamus with ___ made of platinum’ – E.M. Forster, 1936 (8)
13 Enrico ____ (1873-1921), Neapolitan tenor (6)
15 Prefabricated lattice developed in the 1940s for military river-crossings (6,6)
18 Txabi ______ (b.1944), Basque
nationalist killed by the Guardia Civil in 1968 (12)
21 Act of ____, 1460 legislation guaranteeing a Yorkist succession to the English throne (6)
22 Joseph-Marie _____ (1752-1834), French loom inventor (8)
24 African city, scene of General Gordon’s death in 1885 (8)
25 _____ the Great, Persian king defeated by the Greeks at Marathon in 490 bc (6)
26 City bombed by the US on August 9th, 1945 (8)
27 Daniel B ___ (d.1906), gunmaker and business partner of Horace Smith (6)

Down
1 Book of the Old Testament (8)
2 Eric ____ (1901-85), German-born author of Order And History (8)
3 Illness responsible for deaths of actor Frank Randle and rugby player Harold Wagstaff (15)
5 Historic town in the Swiss canton of Vaud (4)
6 London plaza, location of
sculptural works by E.H. Baily,
Sir Edwin Landseer, Musgrave Watson and others (9,6)
7 1781 discovery by astronomer
Sir William Herschel (6)
8 US city formerly known as
‘Beantown’ (6)
11 Governing council of nobles in ancient Korea (7)
14 George Henry ____ (1829-1908), Irish geologist (7)
16 Pseudonym adopted in the Gardener’s Chronicle by botanist James Bateman (1812-97) (8)
17 Fred ______ (1856-1937), English trade unionist (8)
19 Dwight _____ (1910-1993), pioneering US heart surgeon (6)
20 Thomas ______ (1804-86), Cheshire-born inventor of a
drainpipe-making machine (6)
23 Isaac ____ (1839-1912), publisher and business partner of Adam Willis Wagnalls (4)

The winner of this month’s prize crossword, sponsored by AudioGo, the home of BBC audiobooks, will receive:

The Popes A History
John Julius Norwich, read by Michael Jayston
18CDs   Running Time: 21hrs 15mins

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

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

The competition closes July 31st, 2012.



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