Crack August’s crossword competition to win The Elements of Eloquence: How to Turn the Perfect English Phrase, by Mark Forsyth.

Four answers, to be determined by the solver, are clued without definition. A relevant name should be highlighted in the completed diagram.

Crossword

 

Across

1.  Leader of Etruscans active sacking Italy (5)

7.  Number of characters in Hildebrandslied (5)

11. Germany holding currency that's more substantial (7)

12. Veteran fighter stripped (5)

13. Ruminant diner distracted by bird flying over (8)

16.  Fare to Japan would reduce Croesus himself (5)

17.  Smooth look for lecturer making an entrance (5)

18. Fancy fish consumed (6)

20. Thermoplastic substance featured in north-eastern college article to begin with (9)

21. Leading player, one in grip of stimulant, in a state (5,4)

27. Looked sullen and blushed, avoiding company (6)

28. Extremely naive, returning with Aussie sailors inside back of boat (7)

27. Revolutionary communist labourers initially turning over fertile soil (4)

28.  Tender managed to turn next to empty space (5)

30.  Impecunious relatives thrown into street (5)

33. Estimate is out; rubbish at numbers (8)

34.  Wisely, perhaps, taking a year off (5)

35.  A crime in Spain that's stupid (7)

36. Coming back from retirement can expect present (5)

37. Experience discrimination (5)

Down

1. Sees snags about Greek exit (6)

2. A monetary unit of the region (5)

3. Item of bishop's gear freely sported by Italian (6)

4. Whirlpool accounting for a group of Gwynedd yachtsmen (4)

5. Creature damaging food supply - we are upset (6)

6. Having voracious appetite after starting to get thin (6)

7.  Stays in developed sector (6)

8. Date spelling end for a Roman and many Greeks (4)

9. Sick children's doctor ignored skin disorders ((7)

10.  Evil One ultimately eliminated by church symbol (6)

14.  In boggy place, mostly catch clam (7)

15. Marine commander put out when bitten by goose (7)

19. Kilt, one that's woven elaborately (7)

21. Keep players on after dismissing Australia (6)

22. Start going delirious about one creative individual (6)

23. Learnt to juggle with hire charge (6)

24. Most unimportant papers in case (6)

25. Emergency crew wanting directions on river (6)

26.  Writer having to understand French thought (6)

29. Series of clues revealing cuckoo's first nest, unexpectedly (5)

31.  Old hostilities appearing endless following current state (4)

32. East German with issue (4) 

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