The Scottish Mail on Sunday

THE PRIZE CROSS­WORD

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Across

10 The largest Asian an­te­lope, the male of which is blue-grey (6) 11 English philoso­pher, states­man and au­thor knighted in 1603, whose works in­cluded New At­lantis (7,5)

12 and 32 Ir­ish nov­el­ist best known for his 1897 novel Drac­ula (4,6) 13 A frozen dessert con­tain­ing whipped cream, fruit and eggs (7) 14 In the Old Tes­ta­ment, a He­brew prophet per­se­cuted for de­nounc­ing Ahab and Jezebel (6) 15 Bri­tain’s largest marine birds, with long necks and bills, white plumage and dark wing tips (7) 16 Huge, wooden, hol­low fig­ure of an an­i­mal used by the Greeks to at­tack the city of Troy (6,5) 20 The sixth let­ter in the Greek al­pha­bet (4) 21 Botan­i­cal term for the out­er­most layer of a fruit, such as the skin of a peach or grape (7) 22 Port in Ukraine on the Black Sea, the scene of the mutiny on the war­ship Potemkin in 1905 (6) 23 In as­trol­ogy, the fourth sign of the zo­diac, also called the Crab (6) 25 Pe­riod of the day dur­ing which a late af­ter­noon or early evening meal is eaten (7) 27 and 4 Down 15th Cen­tury French hero­ine who was ex­e­cuted for heresy by the English (4,2,3) 28 Pres­i­dent of the Na­tional Front who was an un­suc­cess­ful can­di­date in this year’s French pres­i­den­tial elec­tion (6,2,3) 29 A large mi­gra­tory but­ter­fly with orange-and-black wings (7) 32 See 12 35 A card game us­ing a pack from which one card has been added or re­moved (3,4) 36 A scene, es­pe­cially of a fine tract of coun­try­side (4) 37 A solid, three­d­i­men­sional shape with 12 plane faces (12) 38 A port in West Ire­land, lo­cated on a bay of the same name (6)

Down

1 Moun­tain range in the West­ern United States, bi­o­log­i­cal home to the giant se­quoias (6,6) 2 An ob­ses­sive pre­oc­cu­pa­tion with, and love for, one­self (8) 3 Marine gas­tro­pod with a con­i­cal shell, found cling­ing to rocks (6) 4 See 27 Across 5 A moun­tain­ous re­gion of South West Italy (8) 6 African-Amer­i­can com­poser and pi­anist whose com­po­si­tions in­cluded Maple Leaf Rag and The En­ter­tainer (5,6)

7 and 30 A district in the East End of Lon­don, bounded on three sides by the River Thames (4,2,4) 8 A short gar­ment worn un­derneath a sheer bodice (8) 9 Emile ---, French writer whose nov­els in­cluded Nana and Ger­mi­nal (4) 17 In Greek myths, a daugh­ter of Tan­talus whose many chil­dren were slain by Apollo and Artemis (5) 18 Prov­ince of West­ern Canada, the cap­i­tal of which is Regina (12) 19 Novel by Amer­i­can au­thor Louisa May Al­cott, which in­tro­duced read­ers to the March sis­ters (6,5) 21 The nest of an ea­gle or other bird of prey (5) 24 A bushy, legu­mi­nous plant cul­ti­vated for its ed­i­ble seeds in the Mediter­ranean, Cen­tral Asia and Africa (8) 26 An in­dus­trial town in South Wales (8) 27 Ruth Prawer ---, Ger­man-born Bri­tish writer who won the Booker Prize and two Os­cars (8) 30 See 7 31 In the Old Tes­ta­ment, the mirac­u­lous food which sus­tained the Is­raelites in the wilder­ness (5) 33 In Scan­di­na­vian mythol­ogy, the god of thun­der (4) 34 A quan­tity of pa­per equal to 20 quires (4)

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