FACTFINDER’S CROSS­WORD

The Scotsman - - Weekend Puzzler - HUGH JOHN­SON

ACROSS

1 James __ (1772 - 1833) and John __ (1774 - 1821), pub­lish­ers of many works by Sir Wal­ter Scott (10) 6 A stake or stump, or an awl (4) 10 Genus of lizards, or a north­ern con­stel­la­tion

(7) 11 A Ja­panese palan­quin (7) 12 An­cient for­ti­fied is­lands in lochs, partly

nat­u­ral and partly ar­ti­fi­cial (8) 13 A New Zealand tree with white wood (5) 15 Han­nah __ (1906 - 75), Ger­man-born Amer­i­can philoso­pher and po­lit­i­cal the­o­rist (6) 17 A wooden statue with stone ex­trem­i­ties

(8) 19 Per­son or thing that serves as an

in­spi­ra­tion or guide (8) 21 Is con­sis­tent, sat­is­fac­tory to the mind (4,2) 24 African river, ris­ing in Guinea and flow­ing

2,600 miles into the At­lantic Ocean (5) 25 Ar­chaic term for bats (8) 28 A rough, open dress-fab­ric (7) 29 Large town in Uganda (pop about 70,000),

on Lake Vic­to­ria (7) 30 South Amer­i­can wild cat (4) 31 A long-bod­ied lightly-built ter­rier (10)

DOWN

1 Henry __ (1767 - 1830), West Loth­ian-born en­gi­neer who di­rected the build­ing of the Comet (4) 2 Pur­ple medick, a plant used as fod­der for cat­tle, etc (7) 3 The brother of Moses who was the first high priest of the Is­raelites (5) 4 A small ta­ble or tri­pod (6) 5 The black medick (8) 7 Orches­tral ket­tle­drums (7) 8 Tem­per­ance or­gan­i­sa­tion founded in Leeds in 1847 (4,2,4) 9 Tim­ber of great hard­ness, got from var­i­ous trees (8) 14 Small fish­ing vil­lage in Ayr­shire, the site of a ru­ined cas­tle (c1450) (10) 16 Wary, cir­cum­spect or pru­dent (8) 18 D H Lawrence (1885 - 1930), East­wood­born novelist who wrote Sons and Lovers (1913) (8) 20 An­other name for Sir­ius, the bright­est star

in the night sky (7) 22 An old in­stru­ment like a trom­bone (7) 23 Ge­orge __ (1903 -58), pseu­do­nym for In­dian-born novelist who wrote An­i­mal Farm (1945) (6) 26 The small­est el­e­ment of a gene ca­pa­ble of

giv­ing rise to a new form by mu­ta­tion (5) 27 Jerome __ (1885 - 945), New York-born

com­poser (4)

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