The Guardian Speedy Crossword

Aethelred the __, king of England 978-1016

UNREADY ...

US Congress building

CAPITOL ...

Second city of Syria

ALEPPO ...

Rich cake and cream dessert from Austria

TORTE ...

Researcher; collator and sorter of documents

INDEXER ...

Recurring theme

MOTIF ...

Place of wickedness: gambling joint

DENOFINIQUITY ...

Pilferer or pickpocket, for instance

THIEF ...

Largest planet in our Solar System

JUPITER ...

Greek Muse of love poetry

ERATO ...

Give way in a forum to another speaker

YIELDTHEFLOOR ...

First WWI battle (1917) to deploy tanks successfully

CAMBRAI ...

Firmly attached

AFFIXED ...

Drink deeply and thirstily

QUAFF ...

Deny; speak of something in a negative manner

NAYSAY ...

Cuban rum cocktail

MOJITO ...

Covered walkway; porch

PORTICO ...

Contrived plot device in a play or novel

DEUSEXMACHINA ...

Char, singe

SCORCH ...

At full stretch or top speed

FLATOUT ...