General Knowledge Crossword, No 149, by Chalicea

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No 149

Across

    1  UK government scheme allowing doners to reclaim tax on donations (4,3)

    5  Showing fear and lack of confidence (5)

    8  Black hornless breed from Scotland (8,5)

    9  Young goat (3)

  10  Series of travel guidebooks published by a German firm (9)

  12  Under shelter in France (1,5)

  13  Savoury jellies (6)

  15  To take out of the earth (9)

  16  Unit of weight for wool equal to about 28 pounds (3)

  18  Popular child actress of the 1930′s (born in 1928) (7,6)

  20  Person born in the United States of parents who emigrated from Japan (5)

  21  Drinks made of wine and hot water with sugar and lemon juice and nutmeg (7)

 

Down

    1  Old Scottish trick (5)

    2  Errors that result from the operation of unconscious wishes or conflicts and can reveal unconscious processes in normal healthy individuals (8,5)

    3  Brightest star in Taurus (9)

    4  Internal-combustion engine that burns heavy oil (6)

    5  Beverage made by steeping leaves in water (3)

    6  Memory devices consisting of long thin plastic strips coated with iron oxide; used to record audio or video signals or to store computer information (8,5)

    7  Ceases to employ or practise (7)

  11  Ovoid candy used to celebrate Easter (6,3)

  12  English essayist, poet, dramatist and Whig politician, noted for his simple, unornamented prose style. In 1711 he founded the Spectator with Sir Richard Steele. (7)

  14  English preacher and author of an allegorical novel, Pilgrim’s Progress (1628-1688) (6)

  17  Sediment that has settled at the bottom of a liquid (5)

  19  Flower arrangement consisting of a circular band of foliage or flowers for ornamental purposes (3)

 

Here is last week’s solution. Of course the thematic personality was Toulouse Lautrec.

Poster Boy by Artix (Solution)