Crossword English #70 — Nobel Peace Prize (Cloze)

Crossword English #70 — Nobel Peace Prize (Cloze)

The Colombian president, Juan Manuel Santos, has won the Nobel [11 DOWN] prize for his work on a peace [16 DOWN] that was voted down in a referendum this week.

Santos and the leader of the Farc rebel group, Rodrigo Londoño, [5 DOWN] as Timochenko, were both considered leading contenders for the prize after signing the peace deal last month to [21 ACROSS] 52 years of war.

But their chances seemed to have been dealt a fatal [8 ACROSS] by the referendum last Sunday in which a narrow majority of 50.2% to 49.8% – a difference of [1 DOWN] than 54,000 votes out of almost 13m cast – rejected the [13 DOWN].

The Norwegian Nobel [6 DOWN] said it hoped the prize would encourage all [13 ACROSS] to continue working [4 DOWN] peace.

“There is a real [17 ACROSS] that the peace process will come to a [20 ACROSS] and that civil [9 ACROSS] will flare up again. This makes it even [10 ACROSS] important that the parties, headed by President Santos and Farc guerrilla leader Rodrigo Londoño, continue to respect the ceasefire,” [14 DOWN] said the committee chairwoman, Kaci Kullmann Five.

[19 ACROSS] than 38% of the electorate voted on the deal, reached after four [12 ACROSS] of intense negotiations in Havana between the Santos government and Farc, which first [18 DOWN] up against the Colombian state in 1964.

The president, [7 ACROSS] was elected in 2010, had staked his political legacy on negotiating an end to the [15 ACROSS] rebellion, which has so far [3 ACROSS] more than 220,000 lives and displaced more than 6 million people.

The award of the prize to Santos comes as a [2 DOWN] to many Colombians who believed his chances had been scuttled by the rejection of the peace deal.

SOURCE: The Guardian


2 thoughts on “Crossword English #70 — Nobel Peace Prize (Cloze)

  1. Hi Jeffery, thanks for the excellent crosswords, both traditional and cloze. Could you make the cloze crosswords available in a PDF format also? Or offer them for sale in a book ( I would be happy to honor your hard work by buying it! )?

  2. Hi Miriam,

    Thanks for your kind comments. I haven’t been doing PDF versions of the cloze crosswords because they are not generated automatically by the crossword software and I don’t really have time to create them. I might do a cloze crossword book eventually but it would have to be with new texts – the ones on the website are all based on news items and, as such, are soon out of date. Plus there’s the problem of copyright …

    In the meantime, you could always try taking a screenshot of the screen with the grid and text and printing that.


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