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7 Ger­man term for, roughly, the area from the Rhine to the Vis­tula and the Baltic to the Balkans (12)

8 The fifth of the UK’s Great Of­fi­cers of State (4,5,4)

9 Tim­ber from palm trees (8)

11 Van­ity ...., 1848 novel by Thack­eray (4)

12 The year in which Au­gus­tus Cae­sar died (2,1,1)

14 Otto von ........, Prus­sian, and later Ger­man, states­man (1815-1898) (8)

16 British and South African min­ing com­pany founded by Sir Ernest Op­pen­heimer (5,8) 19 Name given to the treaty signed by the Bol­she­viks and the Cen­tral Pow­ers to end Rus­sia’s par­tic­i­pa­tion in the first world war (5-7) Down

1 Ja­panese robe, of­ten se­cured with an obi (6) 2 Man­hat­tan night­club pop­u­lar with celebri­ties in the 1970s (5,2)

3 Rock band fronted by Da­mon Al­barn (4) 4 What Saint Peter asked the risen Christ on the road out­side Rome (3,5) 5 .... Lane, re­porter for the Daily Planet (4)

6 Coun­try that ad­ver­tises it­self as “the warm heart of Africa” (6)

10 Novel by Zadie Smith pub­lished in 2005 (2,6)

11 ........ Build­ing, a tri­an­gu­lar skyscraper be­tween up­town and down­town New York (8)

13 River run­ning through much of 7 (6)

15 Light car­riage, of­ten with just two wheels (6)

17 A set­ting of a Ger­man poem to clas­si­cal mu­sic (4)

18 The fourth largest of the Great Lakes (4)

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