Quickword No. 44 : Do you know ‘beg’ (7 letters), and ‘a single game in the sport of darts’ (3 letters)?
Quickword No. 44
BLAZINGE*B**O*ALBION*RUE*LEG*PYRITE*I**V*AENTREAT
‘The Blazing-World’, novel by Margaret Lucas Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle, published in 1666, blending fantasy and science fiction.
Sunderland Albion FC, soccer team formed in 1888 and disbanded after four years of bitter rivalry with Sunderland AFC.
Regret; bitter herb.
A single game in the sport of darts.
Iron pyrite, an iron sulphide mineral with the chemical formula FeS2, known as “fool’s gold”.
Beg.
Carry.
E.g. Rievaulx, Whitby or Westminster.
Piece of music for nine players.
Common garden flower; son of Mr and Mrs Pooter in George and Weedon Grossmith’s “Diary of a Nobody”.
“Can the fig tree, my brethren, bear olive berries? either a vine, figs?” James 3:12
A member of an ancient Scandinavian people, such the legendary hero Beowulf.

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‘Fool’s gold’, distinguished from the real thing by its hardness and brittleness, and by forming clean-edged cubic crystals. See 10 across.

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