Themed 13x13 Standard Crossword - Compiled By stellam

Date: 15 Aug 2010 Title: Sisters and Jane Austen et al

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1. 'Can he love her? Can the soul really be satisfied with such ______ affections? To love is to burn, to be on fire. Like Juliet or Guinevere or Eloise' (6)
4. 'sentiments and sensations; such the _____ to alloy, the agitations to vary, the sameness and the elegance, the prosperity and the nothingness of her scene of life. . .' (5)
8. 'If I have not now convinced you of her Beauty, _____ , and Prudence, I have nothing more to urge in support of my assertion.' (5)
9. 'Have mercy oh gracious Father! upon all that are now suffering from whatsoever cause, that are in any circumstance of danger or distress. Give them patience under every affliction, strengthen, comfort and ______ them' Excerpt from Jane's evening prayer (7)
10. 'Loss of virtue in a female is irretrievable; that one false step involves her in endless ruin ; that her reputation is no less brittle than it is beautiful; and that she cannot be too much _______ in her behaviour towards the undeserving of the other sex.' (7)
11. 'We have neither of us anything to _____ ; you, because you do not communicate, and I, because I conceal nothing.' (4)
12. 'One large elm out of the two on the left-hand side as you enter what I call the ___ walk, was likewise blown down; the may-pole bearing the weathercock was broke in two, and what I regret more than all the rest is, that all the three elms which grew in Hall's meadow, and gave such ornament to it, are gone' (3)
14. 'I pay very little what any young person says on the subject of marriage. If they profess a disinclination for it, I only set it down that they have not yet ____ the right person.' (4)
15. 'But in sorrow she must be equally carried ____ by her fancy, and as far beyond consolation as in pleasure she was beyond alloy' (4)
18. A gazelle native to Tibet and having backward-curving horns in the male (3)
21. Sailors also pierced their _____ in the belief that their earrings could pay for a Christian burial if their bodies washed up on shore' (4)
23. 'You ought certainly to ______ them as a Christian, but never to admit them in your sight, or allow their names to be mentioned in your hearing.' (7)
25. I am not completely sure that I have convinced myself I am not in love with Mr. Bingley anymore, and to be truthful, there still remains a few ______s within me that thrill to hear his name, or think of past pleasures with him. (7)
26. 'I have lost a treasure, such a Sister, such a friend as never can have been surpassed, ? She was the sun of my life, the gilder of every pleasure, the soother of every sorrow, I had not a thought concealed from her, & it is as if I had lost ______ of myself?' (5)
27. 'There was a strange _____ in Highbury of all the little Perrys being seen with a slice of Mrs. Weston's wedding-cake in their hands: but Mr. Woodhouse would never believe it.' (5)
28. any attractive but superficial appearance or display (6)


1. A fee, or toll, paid for the weighing of merchandise. (6)
2. descent group that can demonstrate their common descent from an apical ancestor (7)
3. Reflecting and doubting, and feeling that the possession of what she had so much wished for did not bring much satisfaction, she now walked home again, with a change rather than a diminution of cares since her _______ that path before (8)
4. 'And how came your heart to be the only ____ one?' The Watsons (4)
5. Writer of The Champion of Virtue (1777) (5)
6. 'Neither in halls, nor yet in bowers,Born would he not be Neither in castles, nor yet in towers That _____ were to see' Author: Anonymous (6)
7. But his pride, his abominable ____ ? his shameless avowal of what he had done with respect to Jane (5)
13. 'But I do not like her plans or her opinions. I shall be afraid of her. She must have too masculine and bold a temper. To be so bent on ______, to pursue a man merely for the sake of situation, is a sort of thing that shocks me; I cannot understand it' (8)
16. 'Either from the consciousness, however, that his friend had recovered, or from other consciousness, he went no farther; and Anne who, in spite of the _____ voice in which the latter part had been uttered, and in spite of all the various noises of the room, the almost ceaseless slam of the door, and ceaseless buzz of persons walking through, had distinguished every word, was struck, gratified, confused, and beginning to breathe very quick, and feel an hundr'ed things in a moment (7)
17. 'She was sensible and ______ , but eager in everything; her sorrows, her joys, could have no moderation.' (6)
19. ?'A woman of seven and twenty,? said Marianne, _____ pausing a moment, 'can never hope to feel or inspire affection again.' (5)
20. 'Such a______ was not to be soon recovered from. . . . Every moment rather brought fresh agitation. It was an overpowering happiness.' (6)
22. But the Happiness she had expected from an acquaintance with Eleanor, she soon found was not to be received, for she had not only the mortification of finding herself treated by her as little less than an old woman, but had actually the horror of perceiving a growing passion in the _____ of Frederic for the Daughter of the amiable Rebecca (5)
24. 'Marianne tells Elinor that if only she knew Willoughby did once love her, and that he was not always a ____ , she would be at ease' (4)