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History Revealed - - CONTENTS - Set by Richard Smyth

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1 Me­soamer­i­can de­ity whose name means ‘feath­ered ser­pent’ in Nahu­atl (12)

10 London news agency founded in 1851 (7)

11 File-shar­ing web­site that was shut down by court or­der in 2001 (7)

12 Coun­try ruled from 1955 to 1972 by Ma­hen­dra Bir Bikram Shah Dev (5)

13 Greek name of the hero known to the Ro­mans as Her­cules (8)

15 HMS ___, armed mer­chant cruiser sunk by a Ger­man war­ship in 1940 (6,3)

16 Ed­ward ___ (1925–2000), US writer and il­lus­tra­tor (5)

17 Mem­bers of the Na­tion­al­sozial­is­tis­che Deutsche Ar­beit­er­partei, and their im­i­ta­tors (5)

19 1950 John Ford western star­ring John Wayne (3,6)

21 Novel by Franz Kafka, pub­lished posthu­mously in 1925 (3,5)

23 Young deer cre­ated by Aus­trian Felix Sal­ten (5)

25 French city be­sieged by the English in 1428–29 (7)

26 Afghan Sunni fun­da­men­tal­ist move­ment, in­flu­en­tial since the 1990s (7)

27 Os­car-win­ning 1953 ro­man­tic comedy (5,7)

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2 One who seizes the throne il­le­git­i­mately (7)

3 Col­lec­tive name given to the UK, US, USSR and other aligned pow­ers dur­ing the World War II (3,6)

4 Not Only But___, 1960s BBC satire and sketch show (4)

5 John Stein­beck novel, pub­lished 1945 (7,3)

6 Greek let­ter de­rived from the Phoeni­cian aleph (5)

7 Gene ___, US golfer, win­ner of the 1961 US Open (7)

8 City at the con­flu­ence of the Colorado and Gun­ni­son Rivers, in­cor­po­rated in 1882 (5,8)

9 Fol­low­ers of ‘re­formed’ Protes­tant churches, such as the Church of Scot­land (13)

14 In­dus­trial city of the Ruhr, tar­geted by RAF and USAAF bombers from 1940 (10)

16 Giuseppe ___ (1807–82), Ital­ian gen­eral and na­tion­al­ist (9)

18 Philip ___ (b.1929), Bri­tish his­to­rian and bi­og­ra­pher of Wil­liam IV, Ce­cil Rhodes and Ed­ward VIII (7)

20 African coun­try in which a cam­paign of ex­ter­mi­na­tion of na­tive peo­ple was car­ried out by the Ger­man Em­pire from 1904 to 1908 (7)

22 De­fence of the ___ Act, law of 1914 grant­ing the Bri­tish Gov­ern­ment au­thor­i­tar­ian new pow­ers (5)

24 Name shared by three suc­ces­sive Holy Ro­man Em­per­ors in the tenth cen­tury (4)

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