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Polymath Crossword No. 18


1. Play for which Tennessee Williams was given the New York Drama Critics Award in 1945 (3,5,9)
10. A machine for raising grain, or a building equipped with this (8)
11. The scholastic world (8)
12. The tenth sign of the zodiac, which the sun enters at the winter solstice (9)
13. Fictional detective created by Georges Simenon (7)
15. The line behind which a darts player must stand when throwing (4)
17. English pirate and privateer in the Americas, known as Blackbeard (6,5)
19. Duke of Milan and father of Miranda in "The Tempest" (8)
20. Film for which director George Roy Hill won an Oscar in 1974 (3,5)
22. The study of the physiology of the blood (11)
24. Genus of trees and shrubs including maples and the European sycamore (4)
26. A copy of the Psalms for liturgical use (7)
27. A flamenco dance with rhythmic stamping of the feet (9)
30. A process of printing from an engraved design (8)
31. 1952 Olympic Games venue (8)
32. Comedy by Shakespeare that includes the song "Take, O take those lips away" (7,3,7)

2. A game played on a board of 256 squares (5)
3. A woman employed to teach children in a private household (9)
4. Native American people dominant in Mexico until its conquest by Cortes in 1519 (6)
5. English astronomer who propounded the steady state theory of the universe (3,4,5)
6. A young hawk taken from the nest for training in falconry (4)
7. American film actress who was married to Mickey Rooney, Artie Shaw and Frank Sinatra (3,7)
8. A dinner-table centrepiece of elaborate design (7)
9. A glittering play of changing colours (11)
14. One who makes maps (12)
16. An ancient city in the Languedoc- Roussillon region noted for its medieval fortifications (11)
18. A book or other item that has sold in large numbers (4,6)
21. Either of a pair of large triangular muscles extending over the back of the neck and shoulders (9)
23. Founder member of the Pre- Raphaelite Brotherhood awarded a baronetcy in 1885 (7)
25. A soft light ribbed fabric of silk, rayon or taffeta (6)
28. The capital of Senegal (5)
29. A close-fitting cap worn by nuns under a veil (4)