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This is a crossword where the clues are in the extract below. Taken form Newcaslte Journal 11 September 1847. Here is an example 11 across - constructing. The answer is erecting.
Cullercoats Pier. A subscription was entered into last (6 across -a period of time), for the purpose of (11 across - constructing) a pier at Cullercoats for the protection of the fishermen frequenting that dangerous (9 across - a safe place for boats ). The (3 down - a structure that goes out to sea) has been so far (17 across - put together), but the funds (2 down - be), it is to be regretted, exhausted, and an (8 down - plea) is again being made for public (15 across - give help ) to complete this laudable undertaking. What has already been (16 across - finished ) has, during (5 down - bad weather), proved of the greatest benefit, not only to the fishermen, but to vessels riding at (10 across - large amount of water) and in want of assistance, as by the protection thus afforded the pilots and (1 down - males who go to sea) have been enabled to launch their (14 down - you sail in these), and get out to sea, at times when it otherwise would have been impossible except at the (12 down - huge ) risk of loss of (13 across - opposite of death). It is to be hoped that such a public benefit, thus begun, will not be (7 down - permitted) to stop for want of sufficent funds and that means will be secured to (4 across - complete ) the work, before the winter storms undo what has already been done.
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