Themed 13x13 Standard Crossword - Compiled By stellam

Date: 11 Mar 2011 Title: The Watsons. Ireland and Jane Austen et al

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1. 'Aye, there is nothing like your officers for captivating the ladies, young or old. There is no resisting a cockade, my dear.' Who did Emma's Aunt marry? (6)
4. 'At length the day is come on which I am to flirt my last with Tom ______, and when you receive this it will be over. My tears flow as I write at the melancholy idea' (6)
7. To draw or delineate rapidly and by way of a first sketch (9)
9. O'Neill 'Red ____', was a seventeenth century soldier and one of the most famous of the O'Neill dynasty of Ulster (4)
10. ' I fancy you must have a little cheek-glowing now and then, Miss Emma. Were not you rather ____ last Saturday about nine or ten o'clock in the evening? I will tell you how it was, -- I see you are dying to know.' (4)
11. 1.' __ is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife' 2.'If a woman doubts as to whether she should accept a man or not, she certainly ought to refuse him. If she can hesitate as to ___, she ought to say No, directly' (5)
13. 'As Tom Musgrave was seen no more, we may suppose his plan to have succeeded, and imagine him mortifying with his barrel of oysters in ______ solitude, or gladly assisting the landlady in her bar to make fresh negus for the happy dancers above' (6)
14. Until Tudor times the Bristol Channel was known as the ______ Sea, and it is still known as this in both Welsh and Cornish Mor Hafren and Mor Havren respectively, with Mor meaning Sea (6)
15. Tom Lefroy recalled their contact many years later and declared that he had been in love with Jane but that it was ?only a ______ love?. (6)
17. 'I have found that there is never a perfect time or place for anything. We can always find a reason to put off that which we ______ to do, or fear to do, until tomorrow, next week, next month, next year ? until, the end, we never accomplish anything at all.' Anonymous (6)
19. An iron bucket for hoisting coal or ore (5)
20. 'I hate to hear you talk about all women as if they were fine ladies instead of rational creatures.____ of us want to be in calm waters all our lives.' Jane Austen (4)
22. 'O'er the glad waters of the dark ____ sea' The Corsair, Byron (4)
23. 'They were gone, and the lights of the towns and villages glittered in silence ' DH Lawrence (9)
24. 'I have been unlucky enough; and I cannot say much for you, as my aunt married again so foolishly' who was the Watson aunt's first husbands surname? (6)
25. Thomas Lefroy had an outstanding academic record at Trinity College, _____ from 1790 to 1793 (6)

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1. Brasenose College, ______, In the spring of 1783 Jane Austen went to _____ with her cousin Jane Cooper and her sister Cassandra Austen to be taught by a Mrs. Cawley (6)
2. A person or thing that is the best example of a certain profession or some doing. (4)
3. An abbreviated term for nightwear (6)
4. 'This is the second time within this twelvemonth that she has gone to spend a month with Robert and Jane on purpose to egg him on by her absence; but I am sure she is mistaken, and that he will no more follow her to Croydon now than he did last March. He will never marry _____ he can marry somebody very great, -- Miss Osborne, perhaps, or something in that style.' which sister is this about? (6)
5. 'She found his manners very pleasing indeed--The little ____ of having a Mistress now living with him at Ashdown Park , seems to be the only unpleasing circumstance about him.' Jane's letter, January 8, 1801, to her sister, Cassandra (4)
6. Jane?s father, George, was a clergyman, originally a ______ from Kent. George?s father was a barber surgeon (6)
7. serving to raise or adjust something to some standard or proper condition (9)
8. English philanthropist and statistician, and the author of Ireland, Statistical and Political (9)
11. '_____! ah, I remember; and she is gone to settle in Ireland. I do wonder that you should not wish to go with her into that country, Miss Emma; but it must be a great deprivation to her, poor lady!, after bringing you up like a child of her own.' (5)
12. Dancing, stitching, silhouette making are considered this. (5)
15. Flowers are very much worn, and fruit is still more the thing. Elizabeth has a bunch of strawberries, and I have seen grapes, cherries, plums, and apricots. There are likewise almonds and raisins, French plums, and tamarinds at the grocers', but I have never seen any of them in hats...what else are these called? (6)
16. Yes, but there was a mistake; I had misunderstood. I did not know I was engaged. I thought it had been for the two dances after, if we stayed so long; but Captain ______ assured me it was for those very two.' Who is this that Mary Edwards was referring to? Hint: a type of green (6)
17. In ancient saxon England it was sometimes spelt Osbjorn and has various spellings including this and the spelling in the Watsons (6)
18. 'The sad story of the beautiful Rose' is from which Juvenilia novel (6)
21. Ardor inspired by passion or enthusiasm (4)
22. Another abbreviated name for the BBC (4)