Themed 13x13 Standard Crossword - Compiled By stellam

Date: 19 Feb 2010 Title: Love, Loss and Romance - Jane Austen

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1. A large _____ is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of. (6)
4. A ____ imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony in a moment. (5)
8. 'She could see human nature as it was?with near-sighted eyes, it is true; but having seen, she could combine her picture by her art, and ____ it from life' Anne Thackeray Ritchie (5)
9. There is safety in ______, but no attraction. One cannot love a reserved person. (7)
10. 'Be not alarmed, madam, on receiving this letter, by the apprehension of its containing any repetition of those sentiments or renewal of those offers which were last night so disgusting to you. I write without any intention of _______ you, or humbling myself, by dwelling on wishes which, for the happiness of both, cannot be too soon forgotten; and the effort which the formation and the perusal of this letter must occasion, should have been spared, had not my character required it to be written and read' (7)
11. Which love to all, of which thyself art one, Pericles, Prince of ____ Shakespeare (4)
12. 'To ___ in the shade on a fine day, and look upon verdure is the most perfect refreshment' Jane quote (3)
14. Harris ____-Wither, who was six years younger than herself, proposed to Jane, and she accepted, though she did not love him (4)
15. the Irish name for the island of Ireland home of Tom Lefroy (4)
18. Lady Catherine was extremely indignant on the marriage of her nephew; and as she gave way to all the genuine frankness of her character in her reply to the letter which announced its arrangement, she sent him language so very abusive, especially of Elizabeth, that for some time all intercourse was at an ___. (3)
21. A fantastic grimace or contortion of the body (4)
23. 1. 'They do at least ____ to my ears like the real words of a real child caught up in the vexations of everyday life.' 2. 'It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single ___ in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife' (7)
25. She may have been the model from whom the character of Mary Crawford is derived is Jane's cousin. (7)
26. 'Su Jane, ha scritto diversi libri, e anche il cinema alcuni hanno sperimentato su ... le emozioni profonde descritto nei suoi libri. ' ' A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy, by Mr. Yorick'. Jane made reference to Laurence Sterne in two books Sense and Sensibility and Mansfield Park so I thought this quote in Italian would do. (5)
27. From Latin decima pars ?tenth part?.Here is an Austen clue 'You're not going to deny us beef as well as sugar?There is nothing under ten pence. Do you want us to starve?'From where does this quote come from? (5)
28. 'No misfortune occurred, again to prevent the ball. A lady is snubbed by a little man, while his wife cheers him on. A gentleman comes to the rescue. Brother and sister! no, ______!' Who said this? (6)


1. To take in or ingest (6)
2. Hector Berlioz composed for this opera B?atrice et B?n?dict and this Benvenuto. (7)
3. Happiness in ________ is entirely a matter of chance. If the dispositions of the parties are ever so well known to each other or ever so similar beforehand, it does not advance their felicity in the least. They always continue to grow sufficiently unlike afterwards to have their share of vexation; and it is better to know as little as possible of the defects of the person with whom you are to pass your life. (8)
4. 'A ____ in love that touches me more nearly Loving offenders thus I will excuse ye Thou dost love her, because thou know'st I love her' excerpt Sonnet 42 Shakespeare (4)
5. Love interest to Elizabeth (5)
6. Jane Austen met a young man who ______ to Cassandra to have quite fallen in love with Jane; Cassandra later spoke highly of him, and thought he would have been a successful suitor. Who was this suitor? (6)
7. 'We have had another of Edward Bridges' Sunday visits. I think the pleasantest part of his married life must be the dinners, and breakfasts, and luncheons, and billiards that he gets in this way at Godmersham. Poor wretch! he is quite the _____ of the family as to luck' Jane's letters October 1813 (5)
13. 'Miss Austen's novels are perfect works on small scale ? beautiful bits of stippling.' Which poet also said this? 'Miss Austen understood the smallness of life to perfection. 'She was a great artist, equal in her small sphere to Shakespeare' (8)
16. Men always want to be a womans first love - women like to be a mans last ______. Oscar Wilde (7)
17. 'I rather wished than believed him to be sincere.' Which of Jane Austen's characters said this? and which other possible love interest of Ms Bennet was this about? (6)
19. The first English Navigator who sailed round the World, lived, to be the ornament of his Country and his profession. Yet great as he was, and justly celebrated as a sailor' THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND - Juvenilia (5)
20. 'Do not think me ____ for such an exercise of my power, nor accuse me of instability without first hearing my reasons' Lady Susan expressed this opinion to who? (6)
22. Friendship is certainly the finest balm for the _____ of disappointed love. (5)
24. The ____I know of the world, the ____ I am convinced that I shall never see a man whom I can really love. (4)