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Date: 05 Nov 2009 Title: Austen Naval Theme etc...

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1. Memoirs of the Navy author Pepys was seen as the _____of the Navy (6)
4. Austen and Croft (8)
9. ?Not a sparrow falls that its fall has not been noted by God and Marcel ______.? (6)
10. ??a girl of such steadiness of character and good judgment? describes who? (8)
12. An overtone flute which means that the different pitches are executed with the varying degrees of air pressure provided by the performer (4)
13. Elizabeth passed the _____ of the night in her sister's room, and in the morning had the pleasure of being able to send a tolerable answer to the inquiries which she very early received from Mr. Bingley by a housemaid, and some time afterwards from the two elegant ladies who waited on his sisters (5)
14. Off ____ Trafalgar, 27 British and 33 Franco-Spanish ships pounded each other in an epic four-hour struggle on whose outcome rested nothing less than Britain?s security against Napoleonic invasion (4)
17. The study of the physical geography of mountains and mountain ranges (12)
20. He entered the Royal Naval Academy in 1786 at the age of 12 and graduated in 1788. Austen then joined HMS __________, which was sailing for the East Indies under Captain Isaac Smith (12)
23. 'You men have ____ of you any heart' Austen quote from which book? (4)
24. 'Nay, it would be hard if I did not know something of the Matter, for it was a part of my Education that I took by far the most _____ with'. Lesley Castle (5)
25. HMS Winchester on the North American and West Indies Station Charles Austen remained here until being forced to be invalided home after a severe accident in December 1830 when he ____ from a mast (4)
28. This actor played Wentworth in 71' Persuasion (8)
29. Hubback book about Jane's brothers (6)
30. Purvis, Wentworth and Harville are this? (8)
31. Penry-Jones as Wentworth 07' (6)


1. A peace treaty between France and England was signed in Amiens on 25 March 1802, but the peace had been uneasy and short-lived, and the British declared war against France and her dictator, ________ Bonaparte, on 16 May 1803 (8)
2. Charles Austen was promoted to lieutenant on 13 December 1797, and appointed to HMS ______ (8)
3. Venerable John Henry Newman circulated an anonymous letter suggesting a method by which Churchmen might practically ____ Nonconformists from all control of the society (4)
5. Indeed, had it not been their own honest, straightforward Charlotte telling the story, Mr. and Mrs. Heywood could scarcely have been blamed for ______ it. Sanditon Chapter 30 (12)
6. The International Standard Book Number created by Gordon Foster, now Emeritus Professor of Statistics at Trinity College, Dublin, for the booksellers and stationers W.H. Smith (4)
7. He is a pleasant individual, and quite the charmer, but his situation in life is not good, and he needs money to keep _____ which Austen character is this describing? (6)
8. There is an inference that Francis Austen's attitude to punishment of ______ is influenced by his rigid evangelical strictness. Could it be that his harsh punishment of the sailors under his command and the weak excuses he gave for such treatment were the cause of his being thirty years without a sea-going appointment. Southam quote on Austen brother (6)
11. 1. the metal mounting or trimming of a scabbard or sheath 2.The heroine, Anne Elliot, is a woman growing older with a sense that life has passed her by. Several years earlier she had _____ in love with Captain Wentworth but was parted from him because her class-conscious family insisted she make a more suitable match (12)
15. Short in time, duration, length, or extent (5)
16. Captain Harville , christian name (5)
18. To be located under or below (8)
19. a case of cabinet-work for holding wine bottles, or strictly that portion of a sideboard that is used for holding bottles and decanters (8)
21. Admiral Croft visited Bath for Gout in 'Persuasion' and this would make him this? (6)
22. This is why she would give me her promise that she would never accept an offer from you. She planned to get you any way she could. What arts and allurements did she use to _____you, Quote from An Unsuitable Marriage by Lucie (Sequel book) (6)
26. Holme who played P&P narrator playing none other than Jane Austen in this 1952 version (4)
27. Tragulus ____ is a native name for the mouse deer, or chevrotain, in Sumatra (4)