Themed 13x13 Standard Crossword - Compiled By stellam

Date: 12 Jan 2011 Title: Jane's Letters of the New Year and quotes

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1. 'I am not surprised, my dear Cassandra, that you did not find my last letter very full of _____ ,and I wish this may not have the same deficiency ;but we are doing nothing ourselves to write about, and I am therefore quite dependent uponthe communications of our friends, or my own wits' Jane Austen to Cassandra January 10, 1809 (6)
4. 'Colonel ______ had been so impatient to be introduced to them! and Mr Elliot so anxious that he should!' and there was a Mrs ______, at present known only to them by description, as she was in daily expectation of her confinement; but Mr Elliot spoke of her as 'a most charming woman, quite worthy of being known in Camden Place' Persuasion (6)
7. 'I am gratified by her having pleasure in what I write, but I wish the knowledge of my being exposed to her discerning criticism may not hurt my style, by inducing too great a solicitude. I begin already to weigh my words and _________ more than I did, and am looking about for a sentiment, an illustration, or a metaphor in every corner of the room. Could my ideas flow as fast as the rain in the store-closet it would be charming' Castle Square: Tuesday January 24 1809 Who is this critic and what was Jane working on at this time? (9)
9. 'Ontario's ____ may fitly speak Her fancy's ample bound: Its circuit may, on strict survey Five hundred miles be found' Mock Panegyric on a Young Friend Jane Austen (4)
10. 'Tell Mary that I make over Mr. Heartley and all his estate to her for her ____ use and benefit in future, and not only him, but all my other admirers into the bargain wherever she can find them, even the kiss which C. Powlett wanted to give me, as I mean to confine myself in future to Mr. Tom Lefroy, for whom I do not care sixpence' January 14th and 15th 1796 (4)
11. A common name for a number of unrelated thicket-forming thorny plants (5)
13. 'If any one faculty of our _____ may be called more wonderful than the rest, I do think it is memory' Mansfield Park (6)
14. 'Elliston, she tells us has just succeeded to a considerable fortune on the death of an Uncle. I would not have it enough to take him from the Stage; she should quit her business, & live with him in London' This actor a favourite of Jane's who was he? (6)
15. A usually secluded residence of a religious community and its guru (6)
17. The African sugar cane ( Holcus saccharatus ), -- resembling the sorghum, or Chinese sugar cane (6)
19. 'She had a thin awkward figure, a sallow skin without colour, dark lank hair, and strong features;?so much for her person; ?and not less unpropitious for heroism seemed her mind. She was fond of all boy's plays, and greatly preferred cricket not merely to _____, but to the more heroic enjoyments of infancy, nursing a dormouse, feeding a canary-bird, or watering a rose-bush ' Which Austen heroine is this describing? (8) (5)
20. a monetary unit that equals 1⁄100 of the basic monetary unit (4)
22. Abbreviated term for an orator or oratory (4)
23. 'I think myself I ought to be shot for writing such nonsense, but it's questionably good escapist literature and I think I should rather like it if I were sitting in an air-raid shelter, or recovering from flu. Its period detail is good; my husband says it's witty---and without going to these lengths, I will say that it is very good fun.' Author of The Black Moth. (9)
24. A rendered form of beef or mutton fat, processed from suet. It is solid at room temperature (6)
25. 'Dear creature! how much I am obliged to you; and when you have finished Udolpho, we will read The Italian together; and I have made out a list of ten or twelve more of the same kind for you.' What is the last name of this character? (6)

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1. 'I believe I must work a ______ cover in satin stitch to keep it from the dirt. I long to know what his colours are. I guess greens and purples' Who did Jane make this for? and what was it? Clue Castle Square :Tuesday January 17 1809 (7) (6)
2. 'And books!--Thomson, Cowper, Scott--she would buy them all over and over again: she would buy up every copy, I believe, to prevent their falling into unworthy hands; and she would have every book that tells her how to admire an old twisted ____' (4)
3. To withdraw, as for rest or seclusion (6)
4. 'Yes, we have got another fall of snow, and are very dreadful ; everything seems to turn to snow this ______.' Castle Square - Tuesday January 17 1809 (6)
5. It was natural that Lady Sondes' picture should be found in her father's house, for in that relationship stood Mr. Milles to her. She was at this time living at ____ Court with her husband, who did not die until ten years later 'Lady Sondes is an impudent woman to come back into her old neighbourhood again ; I suppose she pretends never to have married before, and wonders how her father and mother came to have her christened Lady Sondes' Humour in letters by Jane Austen in 1796 (4)
6. 'Why, if he came only to be _____ , grave, and indifferent,' In Pride and Prejudice who was this quote about? (6)
7. A hasty or undetailed drawing or painting often made as a preliminary study. (9)
8. 'There will be little rubs and disappointments everywhere, and we are all apt to expect too much; but then, if one scheme of happiness fails, human nature turns to another; if the first calculation is wrong, we make a second better: we find comfort _______.' (9)
11. 'They continued together with unabated regard however, till the marriage of Miss Campbell, who by that chance, that luck which so often defies anticipation in matrimonial affairs, giving attraction to what is moderate rather than to what is superior, engaged the affections of Mr. Dixon, a young man, rich and agreeable, almost as soon as they were acquainted; and was eligibly and happily settled, while Jane Fairfax had yet her ______ to earn' (5)
12. Assembly and Drawing for dances and visiting are also this (5)
15. This author is considered to be the American equivalent of Jane Austen in reference to her book 'Little Women' (6)
16. English word meaning the next day or the day after or tomorrow (6)
17. 1.'A person who can write a letter with ease, cannot write ___.' 2. ' I shall ___ Ice and drink French wine, and be above Vulgar Economy' (6)
18. 'She brings several good things for the larder, which is now very rich; we had a pheasant and hare the other day from the Mr. Grays of Alton. Is this to ______ us to Alton, or to keep us away?' Who is Jane speaking of this close friend and cook as well as sister-in-law (6)
21. 'I want to ____ you that I have got my own darling Child from London.' Jane Austen to Cassandra 29 January 1813 (4)
22. Danish linguist who specialized in the grammar of the English language (4)