Themed 15x15 Standard Crossword - Compiled By stellam

Date: 25 Nov 2009 Title: Christmas and Jane Austen

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1. 'And I am sure, my name was _____, every evening of my life through one Christmas holidays'. Mansfield Park CHAPTER XIII (6)
4. My first displays the wealth and pomp of kings, Lords of the earth, their luxury and ease Another view of man, my second brings, Behold him there, the monarch of the seas. A riddle or also called this (8)
9. Jane met this budding lawyer during her christmas holidays in 1795 (6)
10. 'We then had a game of Hunt the _______ ' according for Fanny Knight (8)
12. The novel was first published in December 1815 by Jane Austen (4)
13. In Austen?s novels, manners were more than __ ____of socially acceptable behavior - they were an exponent of moral character.Jane Rubino & Caitlen Rubino-Bradway quote regarding Jane Austen and why we love her (5)
14. 'Friend' en francaise (4)
17. 'Ring out the old, ring in the new,Ring, happy bells, across the snow:The year is going, let him go;Ring out the false, ring in the true' This song of christmas past by this poet (12)
20. The state of being gay; merriment (12)
23. Jane lived in the end of Hampshire in Chawton (4)
24. Ombre, Basset and Quadrille had their day, this is describing what game? (5)
25. This place is a city and commune of c. 75,000 inhabitants located in the Piedmont region of north-western Italy, about 55 kilometres east of Turin in the plain of the Tanaro River (4)
28. My idea of heaven is eating pat? de foie gras to the sound of _______.Sydney Smith 1771-1845, British clergyman, writer (8)
29. You must have a large pewter dish filled with flour which you must pile up into a sort of pudding with a peek at top. You must then lay a bullet at top and everybody cuts a slice of it, and the person that is cutting it when it falls must poke about with their noses and chins till they find it and then take it out with their mouths of which makes them strange figures all covered with flour, what pudding is this? (6)
30. Where the Bennets live (8)
31. To play this holiday snap game, find a shallow bowl into which place a quantity of raisins, pour in some Brandy and light. (6)

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1. The state of being unwilling (8)
2. To excite anew (8)
3. ' __ ___ all covered with shells? And why does it have Brinshore on it in those little coloured pebbles? Sanditon Chapter 21 (4)
5. the first known usage of any Christmas greeting was in an informal letter written by an English admiral in 1699 also known as this today (12)
6. 'To be pointed at...To be suspected of literary airs?to be shunned, as literary women are ? I would sooner exhibit as a ____ dancer.' She would rather not receive public credit for her talent than develop a 'reputation' Claire Tomalin quote of Jane Austen (4)
7. Few sights are as romantic as that of a couple, absorbed in each other, sweeping across the floor in a _____ waltz. Hands on Regency Games excerpt from the Jane Austen Centre Magazine (6)
8. GENTLEMAN AND A LADY travelling from Tunbridge towards that part of the _______ coast which lies between Hastings and Eastbourne, being induced by business to quit the high road and attempt a very rough lane, were overturned in toiling up its long a scent, half rock, half sand. Sanditon Chapter One (6)
11. 'A fine dashing fellow, only two particular about the schoolmaster' Persuasion Chapter 5 (12)
15. The _____ was then called the East India nightingale, and Pepys heard one in the Duke of York's rooms in St James's: 'There is a bird comes from the East Indies. ..talks many things and neighs like a horse and other things, the best almost I ever heard in my life' (5)
16. ____ and Prejudice, Jane Austen (5)
18. The cake, among other food in great abundance is served at the grand _____ of the season, which is called le reveillon. Le reveillon is a very late supper held after midnight mass on Christmas Eve, the French make a traditional Yule long shaped cake called the buche de Nol, which means. Christmas ___ (8)
19. Anne, daughter of this poet of 'On His Blindness' (8)
21. That thou her maid art far more fair than she: Be not her maid, since she is envious;Her _____ livery is but sick and green And none but fools do wear it; cast it off. Excert of Act 2, Scene II, Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare (6)
22. The oldest house in Bath,a picturesque building built in 1482 and located near Bath Abbey at 4 North Parade Passage, Bath (6)
26. The Rose and Crown __ ___ which was built by Jane Austen?s brother Edward Knight (4)
27. This farmer, inventor, sheepherder, naturalist, explorer, writer, and conservationist ? was born on April 21, 1838 in Dunbar, Scotland. Until the age of eleven he attended the local schools of that small coastal town (4)