FACTFINDER’S CROSS­WORD

The Scotsman - - Weekend Puzzler - HUGH JOHN­SON

ACROSS

8 Trevor __ (b 1939), Trinidad-born broad­caster, knighted in 1999 (8) 9 Long-winded (6) 10 A lady’s close-fit­ting hat (6) 11 A pa­pil­iona­ceous flow­er­ing plant (8) 12 An ac­tive vol­cano (10,705 feet) in south­ern Europe (4) 13 Large shal­low lakes or marsh­land in south­ern Flor­ida (10) 15 To slan­der or ca­lum­ni­ate (7) 17 Mau­rice __ (1887 - 1955), French painter noted for his street scenes (7) 20 Ground-dwelling wad­ing birds (10) 22 A short-tailed wa­ter-fowl (4) 24 Ob­so­lete term for a thick, strong stuff

re­sem­bling cam­let (8) 26 Deroga­tory term for a mem­ber of the

Uni­fi­ca­tion Church (6) 27 A kind of heavy silk fab­ric (6) 28 Al­bert __ (1879 -1955), Ger­man-born physi­cist who won the No­bel Prize in 1921 (8)

DOWN

1 An Amer­i­can wild cat like small leop­ard (6) 2 The room in which the car­di­nals meet to elect a pope (8) 3 Ig­nacy Jan __ (1860 - 1941), Pol­ish pi­anist, elected prime min­is­ter in 1919 (10) 4 A Greek epic poem as­cribed to Homer (7) 5 A re­cess at the end of a church choir (4) 6 Lead­ing fe­male char­ac­ter in Shake­speare’s Mer­chant of Venice (6) 7 The site of two large nu­clear power sta­tions in Suf­folk (8) 14 Gar­den at the foot of the Mount of Olives in

Jerusalem (10) 16 An un­der­sized an­i­mal of lit­tle value (8) 18 Rudi­men­tary, or not es­tab­lished (8) 19 An in­tri­cate fret pat­tern (7) 21 A sea­port and cap­i­tal city in Aus­tralia (pop

about 150,000), founded in 1869 (6) 23 The great­est of the an­cient Egyp­tian gods

(6) 25 A gad­fly, or horse-fly (4)

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