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Polymath Crossword No. 5




Across

1. Saxifrage that spreads by numerous creeping stolons (6-2-9)
10. Style of handwriting with the letters slanting to the right (7)
11. Author of "Nana" and "Germinal" (5,4)
12. Medical instruments for examining the chest by auscultation (12)
13. Currency unit of Mexico and other South and Central American countries (4)
15. Crystalline substance used as a calorie-free sweetener (9)
17. Guides the actors in a play or film (7)
19. The track, trail or scent of a hunted creature (5)
20. Savoury jelly based on fish or meat stock (5)
21. Tests of academic attainment (5)
22. Landlocked country between Romania and Ukraine (7)
23. Ornamental cloth pad worn on the shoulder (9)
25. Abbreviation denoting the current month (4)
27. Transitoriness (12)
30. Garden plant with long panicles of small yellow flowers (9)
31. Successfully complete a military training course (4,3)
32. Novel for which Roddy Doyle won the Booker Prize in 1993 (5,6,2,2,2)
Down

1. Type of cell division in which a nucleus divides into four daughter nuclei (7)
2. Academic institution teaching vocational skills (5,6)
3. Author of "The House of Mirth" (5,7)
4. Fertile spot in a desert (5)
5. Bonnie Prince Charlie (3,5,9)
6. Incidental remarks (6,5)
7. Hard fat around the kidneys and loins in beef and mutton (4)
8. Personification of maternal grief in Greek mythology (5)
9. Hippocampi (9)
14. Part of the Arctic Ocean north of Iceland (9,3)
16. Flag officer in the Royal Navy (4,7)
18. City in eastern Tennessee, site of a Civil War battle in 1863 (11)
19. Judge's address to a jury, reviewing the evidence before them (7-2)
24. Daughter of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra (7)
26. Matter that is neither gas nor liquid (5)
28. Hard close-grained wood used for furniture and flooring (5)
29. The enrolling or concription of men for war (4)