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Polymath Crossword No. 10


1. Symphonic suite by Rimsky-Korsakov inspired by the Arabian Nights (12)
7. A quartzlike form of hydrated silica often used as a gemstone (4)
11. The long, fleshy leaf-stalks of a garden rheum used as food (7)
12. Occurring every eight years (9)
13. Former name of the Chinese port now known as Xiamen (4)
14. One who studies the origins of words and the development of their meanings (11)
16. The capital of Puerto Rico (3,4)
17. A Roman gladiator using a net to trap his opponent (9)
18. A native Indian soldier under British military discipline (5)
20. A canon for three or more unaccompanied voices singing at the same pitch or in octaves (5)
22. Greek island in which the Minoan civilisation flourished circa 3000- 1100 BC (5)
24. US state in which is found the Ice Age National Scientific Reserve (9)
27. The terminal or electrode by which electrical current leaves a cell or battery (7)
29. One with the supposed faculty of perceiving things or events beyond normal sensory contact (11)
31. A horizontal passage leading into a mine, for the purpose of entrance or drainage (4)
33. Novelist whose works include "Mr. Norris Changes Trains" and "Goodbye to Berlin" (9)
34. A follower of the 14th-century religious reformer John Wyclif (7)
35. In astronomy and geology, a period of one thousand million years (4)
36. The science of space travel (12)

1. In mathematics, a number not expressible by an ordinary (finite) fraction (4)
2. Popular poet who was a distinguished classical scholar and professor of Latin at Cambridge (7)
3. Intended to withstand hard use (5-4)
4. Director of the film "This is Spinal Tap" (3,6)
5. The chief monetary unit of Poland (5)
6. US city nicknamed Motown, containing the headquarters of Ford, Chrysler and General Motors (7)
8. An untutored painter with a direct naive style (9)
9. Signs attached to a motor vehicle to indicate it is being driven by a learner (1-6)
10. A long-haired variety of cat, goat, or rabbit (6)
15. Principal goddess of ancient Egypt, sister and wife of Osiris (4)
17. City on the Seine where Joan of Arc was executed in 1431 (5)
19. Edible greenish nut from a tree that is native to western Asia (9)
21. An athletic contest in which each competitor takes part in ten different events (9)
22. Film for which Lee Marvin won an Oscar in 1966 (3,6)
23. A fencing sword similar to a foil (4)
24. The largest city in Kansas (7)
25. A mechanical model of the solar system (6)
26. Horizontal side-stems of a plant that root at the tip to form new plants (7)
28. The Japanese art of folding paper into decorative shapes and objects (7)
30. The only poisonous snake found wild in Britain (5)
32. The eighth day after the nones in the ancient Roman calendar (4)