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The Prize Crossword: September 2013

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Enter our crossword and win the audiobook Conquistadors.

Across
8 ‘___ Bill’, alias of bushranger Daniel Morgan (c.1830-65), aka ‘Down-the-River Jack’ and ‘Bill the Native’ (6)
9 Elder of Troy, whose home was destroyed by fire (8)
10 John ___, clergyman, hanged, drawn and quartered in 1381 for his part in the Peasants’ Revolt (4)
11 English name for the country ruled from 1960 to 1993 by Félix Houphouët-Boigny (5,5)
12 In ancient Rome, the third of the three marker days in each month (4)
13 ‘Ye are a chosen ___, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people’ – I Peter 2:9 (10)
17 Herman ___ (1906-2007), shot-putter and Tarzan actor (4)
18 ‘I am ___ where once I was fire’ – Lord Byron, 1823 (5)
19 John ___ (1925-94), author of Hurry On Down (1953) (4)
21 London instrument-maker (d.1860) whose clients included Sir Charles Wheatstone and Isambard Kingdom Brunel (4,6)
23 Name commonly given to Sir Alfred Gilbert’s Shaftesbury memorial in Piccadilly Circus (4)
24 1867 work by Karl Marx (3,7)
28 The Golden ___, 1904 novel by Henry James (4)
29 Hallam ___ , governor-general of Australia 1903-04 (8)
30 Period of fearsome tyrannical rule: France 1793-94 or Russia 1918-22, say (6)

Down
1 Greek military and political leader, d. 395 bc (8)
2 The language of Beowulf, The Seafarer and Dream of the Rood (5-5)
3 ___ House, 17th-century baronial house near Dunbar, remodelled in 1829 by William Burn (10)
4 Victor ___ (1802-85), French poet and novelist (4)
5 Queen of England, 1553-58 (4)
6 Greek philosopher (d. 430 bc), famous for his paradoxes (4)
7 José María de ___ (1892-1977), author of bullfighting history
Los Toros (6)
14 Minor Old Testament prophet, author of ‘an oracle concerning Nineveh’ (5)
15 M.N. ___ (1927-2003), U.S. physicist, influential in development of the hydrogen bomb (10)
16 Gloucestershire town, site of Yorkist victory of May, 1471 (10)
20 Michigan city founded 1885 and named after a local metal dealer (8)
22 Disputed region of Ethiopia, invaded by Italy via Somaliland in 1935 (6)
25 Jack of ___, folkloric character of the Welsh Marches (4)
26 Italian city known for its inclining medieval campanile (4)
27 La ___, ‘The Shallows’, Swiss archaeological site at the eastern end of Lake Neuchâtel (4)


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

Conquistadors
Written by Michael Wood, narrated by John Telfer
10 CDs  Running time: 10hrs 42mins

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 September 30th, 2013.



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