The HISPANIOLA was the ship that brought the other unclued answers to TREASURE ISLAND in the novel by R L Stevenson. No pirates were named in the grid, except Ben GUNN who joined against them, but (Long John) Silver appeared in the clues, which had a nautical/piratical flavour. The map in Treasure Island had three red X’s, like the grid.
First prize Matthew Hudson, Stoneleigh, Surrey
Runners-up Glyn Watkins, Portishead, Bristol; Peter Wild, Brighton