Crossword Puzzle Info

The Guardian – Speedy crossword No 1,297 – Aug 9 2020 Crossword Answers

Published in The Guardian Speedy Crossword.

Clues Answers
__ Thorvaldsson, 10th century explorer, the first European to settle in Iceland ERIK
Naive or unreasonably optimistic character, after Voltaire’s┬áCandide┬ápedant PANGLOSS
Ancient Briton PICT
Andre __, eight-time tennis Grand Slam winner AGASSI
Celestial body COMET
Classical jar for storing liquids AMPHORA
Completely wrecked; devastated INRUINS
Dickens novel (1855-57) LITTLEDORRIT
Eldest of the three Gorgon sisters STHENO
German POW camp of WWII STALAG
Greek god of wine, fertility and drama DIONYSUS
Iconic fossil of the Jurassic AMMONITE
In a strong position ONFIRMGROUND
In the same place (used when citing a reference) IBID
Jewish outpost besieged by Romans in 72 AD MASADA
Mature, prosper BLOOM
Not perfectly round OVATE
Place where secret messages, etc, may be left DEADDROP
Sarcastic oxymoron meaning difficult or impossible to understand ASCLEARASMUD
Say something that is then contradicted by untimely events SPEAKTOOSOON
Sets of nine items ENNEADS
The __, English wetland area abutting The Wash FENS
The modern Persian language FARSI
Unbeatable foe: ruin NEMESIS