Thematic Crossword No 161 by Chalicea

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No 161 France

Across

    7  French fields (6)

    8  Palace which has been the official residence of the French President since 1870 (6)

    9  City in southeastern France on the Mediterranean; the leading resort on the French Riviera (4)

  10  (Of a restaurant meal) having unlimited choices with a separate price for each item (1,2,5)

  11  Capital and chief port of French Guiana (7)

13/21    Gothic cathedral church in Paris on the Ile de la Cité (5,4)

  15  See 16 Down

  17  Town in the French Pyrenees, and site of a large Catholic pilgrimage (7)

  20  Scene of a major battle before Agincourt (8)

  21  See 13

  23  French department bordering the Pyrenees (6)

  24  Port city of south central Ukraine on an arm of the Black Sea (6)

 

Down

    1  Of or relating to a country of south-east Asia (4)

    2  French physicist whose name was given to a unit of electrical current (6)

    3  Giscard – former French President (7)

    4  French impressionist painter (1834-1917) (5)

    5  Generator consisting of a coil (the armature) that rotates between the poles of an electromagnet (the field magnet) causing a current to flow in the armature (6)

    6  Roman coin or denomination of money, in value the fourth part of a denarius (8)

  12  Italian physicist noted for his work on gases; proposed what has come to be called Avogadro’s law (1776-1856) (8)

  14  European royal line that ruled in France (from 1589-1793) and Spain and Naples and Sicily (7)

16/15    Wrought iron tower 300 meters high that was constructed in Paris in 1889; for many years it was the tallest man-made structure (6,5)

  18  Long arm of the Indian Ocean between northeast Africa and Arabia; linked to the Mediterranean at the north end by the Suez Canal (3,3)

  19  French writer of novels and dramas for the theatre of the absurd (1910-1986) (5)

  22  One of the nine goddesses of the liberal arts (4)

Here is last week’s solution:

No 160 solution