Themed 13x13 Standard Crossword - Compiled By stellam

Date: 24 Jan 2012 Title: Regency Fashion & Jane Austen

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1. Emma was completed in 1815. At this date the pelisse was one of the most fashionable outdoor coats. It was close fitting, cut on the same lines as a dress, and was often made of a soft, ______ silk called sarcenet (7)
5. All my money is spent in buying white gloves and ____ persian (4)
8. The _____ - Perrots Jane Austen?s mother?s brother and sister-in-law, and so were among the inner circle of relatives with whom the Austens exchanged letters and visits. Jane Austen?s visits to them at their house in Bath gave her the opportunity to observe at first hand the social life there, and thus they helped to provide her with material for her novels. This is the couple Jane Austen referred to in her letters as ?my Uncle? and ?my Aunt?. (5)
9. I find great comfort in my stuff gown, but I hope you do not, wear yours too often. I have made myself two or three caps to wear of evenings since I came home, and they save me a world of torment as to hair-dressing, which at present gives me no trouble beyond washing and brushing, for my long hair is always ______up out of sight, and my short hair curls well enough to want no papering. (7)
11. This genus was initially described by Louis Augustin Guillaume Bosc in 1802 for an animal now known to be the larva of a crab (4)
12. I am not to wear my white ____ ___to-night, after all; I am to wear a mamalone instead, which Charles Fowle sent to Mary, and which she lends me. It is all the fashion now; worn at the opera, and by Lady Mildmays at Hackwood balls January 8th 1799 (8) (8)
15. I bought some _____ silk likewise, and next week shall begin my operations on my hat, on which you know my principal hopes of happiness depend. - 1798 (5)
16. The Pink ____ are not particularly beautiful, but they fit me very well-the others are faultless.-I am glad that I have still my Cloak to expect. (5)
19. I am to be in bombazeen and crape, according to what we are told is universal here, and which agrees with Martha's previous observation. My mourning, however, will not impoverish me, for by having my velvet p_______ fresh lined and made up, I am sure I shall have no occasion this winter for anything new of that sort. I take my cloak for the lining, and shall send yours on the chance of its doing something of the same for you, though I believe your ______ is in better repair than mine. One Miss Baker makes my gown and the other my bonnet, which is to be silk covered with crape (8)
21. is an amorphous form of silica related to quartz, a mineraloid form, not a mineral (4)
23. You were very right in supposing I wore my crape sleeves to the Concert, I had them put in on the occasion; on my head I wore my crape & _______, but I do not think it looked particularly well (7)
25. The Episcopal (Abbreviated) Church has its origins in the Church of England in the American colonies, and it stresses its continuity with the early universal Western church and maintains apostolic succession (5)
26. Vanity and pride are different things, though the words are often used synonymously.... Pride relates more to our opinion of ourselves, vanity to what we would have others think of us. (4)
27. My gown is to be ______ everywhere with white ribbon plaited on somehow or other. She says it will look well. I am not sanguine. They trim with white very much. (7)

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2. Where Jane's novels were published in London in 1813 (9)
3. is a town in Naga Hills of Sagaing Division on the northwest frontier of Burma (4)
4. 1.Act of noticing or observing. (6)
5. This colony's new name honoured the fourth son of King George III, Prince Edward Augustus, the Duke of Kent (1767?1820), who subsequently led the British military forces on the continent as Commander-in-Chief, North America (1799?1800), with his headquarters in Halifax. Prince Edward later became the father of the future Queen Victoria (3)
6. Or N?da is a municipality in the S?mmerda district of Thuringia, Germany (5)
7. _____ has given me a hat, and it is not only a pretty hat, but a pretty stile of hat too-It is something like Eliza's only instead of being all straw, half of it is narrow purple ribbon (5)
10. (6)
13. 'If they had uncles enough to fill all ________,' P&P (9)
14. the word for 'girl' in the Scots language (6)
17. A short film or quote meant to draw an audience to a film or show (6)
18. I hope you will not be offended with me for following your advice as to its ornaments only in part.-I still venture to retain the narrow silver round it, put twice round without any bow, & instead of the black military feather shall put in the coquelicot one, as being smarter;-& besides coquelicot is to be all the fashion this winter.-After the Ball, I shall probably make it entirely _____ (5)
20. Emily Bront? as pseudonym Bell (5)
22. the line where two or more layers of fabric are held together by stitches (4)
24. The act of getting married (3)