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History Revealed - - CONTENTS - Set by Richard Smyth

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9 Shake­speare tragedy, set in An­cient Rome (5,10) 10 “A ___?!” – line spo­ken by Lady Brack­nell in The Im­por­tance Of Be­ing Earnest (1895) by Os­car Wilde (7)

12 In Ro­man mythol­ogy, king of the gods, anal­o­gous to the Greek god Zeus (7)

13 Postal de­liv­ery com­pany said to have been founded in 1516 by Henry VIII (5,4)

14 Leg­endary co-founder of the city of Rome (5)

15 Peter ___ (1079-1142), French thinker, known for his love af­fair with Héloïse (7)

18 Novel by Vir­ginia Woolf, first pub­lished in 1928 (7)

21 Buenos ___, South Amer­i­can city, named cap­i­tal of the Viceroy­alty of the Río de la Plata in 1776 (5)

23 Dame Sy­bil ___ (1882– 1976), English stage ac­tress (9)

25 Mar­got ___ (1864–1945), Scot­tish-born so­cialite, au­thor and wit (7)

26 Term used for the 12 tasks given to Her­cules (7)

29 1859 mys­tery novel by Wilkie Collins (3,5,2,5)

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1 US state, ad­mit­ted to the Union on 4 Jan­uary 1896 (4)

2 Foot­ball man­ager Cullis, au­thor Barstow or co­me­dian Lau­rel, per­haps (4)

3 Queen of Castile from 1474 to 1504; wife of Fer­di­nand II (8)

4 German en­cryp­tion ma­chine used dur­ing World War II (6)

5 Rafael ___ (1891–1961), dic­ta­tor of the Do­mini­can Repub­lic for 31 years (8)

6 Spe­cial­ist sol­dier such as Sovi­ets Vasily Zayt­sev and Roza Shan­ina (6)

7 The Fly­ing ___, ex­press Lon­don–Ed­in­burgh train, so named in 1924 (8)

8 ___ ma­chine, cof­fee de­vice de­vel­oped in Italy in the early 20th cen­tury (8)

11 Term for a nu­clear fis­sion weapon; like ‘Lit­tle Boy’ (1-4)

15 In Greek mythol­ogy, a fierce hun­tress and swift run­ner (8)

16 Manuel Cur­ros ___ (1851– 1908), Gali­cian writer (8)

17 The Fly­ing ___, leg­endary ghost-ship doomed to sail the seas for­ever (8)

19 Weapons de­ployed by the English at Crécy (1346) and Agin­court (1415) (8)

20 City that re­placed Sain­tLouis as the cap­i­tal of French West Africa in 1902 (5)

22 For­mer name of Ho Chi Minh City (6)

24 Off­shore struc­ture such as Piper Al­pha, which was de­stroyed by fire in 1988 (3,3)

27 Right-wing po­lit­i­cal party founded as the Anti-Fed­er­al­ist League by his­to­rian Alan Sked in 1991 (4)

28 City in north-east Egypt, aban­doned dur­ing the Six-Day War of 1967 (4)

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