Crossword No 1

By Phlox

Crossword
Crossword Grid

Quick Clues

Across

1. _ the Venerable, has college (half) named after him (5, 4)
6. Classics: 10th letter of the Greek alphabet (5)
9. Durham’s is ‘Her foundations are upon the holy hills’ (5)
10. Department of Engineering building (9)
11. What people do on Palatinalps (3)
12. High ranking subject at Durham (11)
14. English: V. S. _ , Trinidad and Tobago-born British writer (7)
15. English: Lewis Carroll’s real surname (7)
17. Basic, normal (7)
19. Monk’s haircut (7)
20. Open space between Durham Cathedral and Castle (name elements swapped: 5, 6)
22. Palatinate is an example of this (3)
24. There are lots of these in the Billy B (9)
26. You might find one under Elvet Bridge (5)
27. Chemistry: an organic compound containing an oxygen atom connected to two carbon atoms (5)
28. Physics: Durham alumnus, co-discoverer of the kaon subatomic particle (9)

Down

1. Geography: Eastern Greek island (5)
2. Instinctive thought (9)
3. Current Chancellor of Durham (6, 5)
4. Philosophy students might consider this sort of question (7)
5. Where most Durham students are from (7)
6. MLAC: Japanese fish (3)
7. Popular student meal with pasta (5)
8. Irritation (9)
13. Building for Fundamental Physics, noted for its unusual architecture (5, 6)
14. Possible to steer a ship through (9)
16. Out of the colleges, Josephine Butler is this (9)
18. Someone who does an activity, like sport or theatre, for pleasure not money (7)
19. Rarely seen in Durham city centre, though common on other roads (7)
21. Theology: Old Testament figure, father of Methuselah (5)
23. Mathematics: 18th century Swiss mathematician (5)
25. 3 Down’s title (3)

Cryptic Clues

Across

1. Queen has smug air with earl, creating problems (9)
6. Young woman in city with speed (5)
9. Stakes a new fixed return (5)
10. Musical theme in new movie title lacks energy (9)
11. Man’s understanding (3)
12. In cafe, flute plays to no avail (11)
14. Informs on key idiots starting resistance (7)
15. Wandering over domain with Charlie (7)
17. Scout roughly around work of sea creature (7)
19. Bulbs broken with excellent English decorations (7)
20. Largely rotund Italian without a cook to do with food (11)
22. Bird has its winds clipped in road (3)
24. Masses of chaotic people loot in alternate places (3, 6)
26. Bogart perhaps timeless Hollywood star (5)
27. Place to eat lots of Cheddar? (5)
28. Essence in less common turn of recorder (9)

Down

1. Unprofessional doctor apparently doesn’t call back? (5)
2. Use multiple parts of Dante to create present (9)
3. Girl is drinking mostly from a river (11)
4. Comforts about confusing files (7)
5. Senator holds argument to become firm (7)
6. Soldier returns from Asian country (3)
7. Islands in the stream at sundown (5)
8. Protective hats contain hair (9)
13. Hides in river, awfully foul, a long time (11)
14. Celebrated rodent crushed pig (9)
16. Wild animal eats organ of saviour (9)
18. One choking over trifles (7)
19. Poet for festive occasions (7)
21. Judge shortens vacation and turns around (5)
23. Roam freely around university for love (5)
25. Rock drill without tip (3)

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