GEN­ERAL KNOWL­EDGE

Central and North Burnett Times - - LIFE -

ACROSS

6 De­spite its pin­cers, which com­mon nocturnal in­sect is harm­less to hu­mans? (6) 7 Launched in 1973, what was the US’s first space sta­tion named? (6) 10 Which com­poser’s last opera was Wil­liam Tell? (7) 11 What in­stru­ment does a builder use to check whether things are hor­i­zon­tal? (5) 12 Who is the Greek god of love? (4) 13 What is a group of notes played in as­cend­ing or de­scend­ing or­der ac­cord­ing to a spe­cific scheme? (5) 16 What did Ray Cooper play on most of El­ton John’s 1970s al­bums? (5) 17 What is the flared part at the end of a clar­inet? (4) 20 To which genus do horses, ze­bras and don­keys be­long? (5) 21 Who (Louis ___) was the US leader in Art Nou­veau glass work? (7) 22 What old unit of dis­tance equalled about three miles? (6) 23 Which planet is distin­guished by its many rings? (6)

DOWN

1 Who be­gan a novel with “It was a bright cold day in April, and all the clocks were strik­ing thir­teen.”? (6,6) 2 Where is the Clifton Sus­pen­sion Bridge, de­signed by Isam­bard King­dom Brunel? (7) 3 What word might ap­pear at the end of a film? (5) 4 Hawai­ian-born Ernest Kaai was one of the best­known play­ers of which mu­si­cal in­stru­ment? (7) 5 What dried flower bud can be bit­ten on to re­lieve toothache? (5) 8/9 Which band gave up the name the Sad­dle­men, along with their cow­boy boots and white Stet­sons, in 1952? (4,5,3,3,6) 14 Which Dutch-born hu­man­ist be­came a pro­fes­sor of Greek at Cam­bridge Univer­sity in 1511? (7) 15 Which coun­try is also known as White Rus­sia? (7) 18 Khar­toum is the cap­i­tal of which coun­try? (5) 19 Which note lies be­tween A and B? (1-4)

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