Thematic Crossword No 161 by Chalicea

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No 161 France


    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)



    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