GEN­ERAL KNOWL­EDGE

Central and North Burnett Times - - PUZZLES -

Across 7 Who played the drums on the Bea­tles’ 1968 record­ing of “Back in the USSR”? (4,9) 8 Re­fer­ring to a pay­ment, what phrase from Latin means “for a moral, not le­gal rea­son”? (2,6) 9 What (__ lily) is an­other name for the calla lily? (4) 10 In Harry Dacre’s 1892 song “Daisy Bell”, what mode of trans­port is sug­gested for the wed­ding? (6) 12 An air­craft’s “black box” is usu­ally what colour? (6)

14 Where in Eng­land was Ricky Ger­vais’s TV hit The Of­fice set? (6)

16 Which Amer­i­can short-story writer honed his skills while serv­ing a prison sen­tence from 1898? (1,5)

18 In a chil­dren’s rhyme, who came tum­bling after Jack? (4)

20 Which trop­i­cal plant with large, vel­vety, bell­shaped flow­ers is re­lated to the African vi­o­let? (8) 22 Which Bri­tish nov­el­ist and fem­i­nist es­say­ist was a cen­tral fig­ure of the Blooms­bury Group? (8,5) Down 1 Which Bri­tish car maker was ac­quired by Gen­eral Mo­tors in 1925? (8)

2 Which king of Wes­sex is cred­ited with the foun­da­tion of the English navy? (6)

3 What is im­pro­vised jazz singing, us­ing the voice in im­i­ta­tion of an in­stru­ment? (4)

4 Which Ja­panese ad­mi­ral planned the at­tack on Pearl Har­bour? (8)

5 What is the cap­i­tal of Canada? (6)

6 Where was the potato first cul­ti­vated, about 4,500 years ago? (4)

11 The im­por­ta­tion of what wood in the 1720s led to a re­vival of carv­ing on English fur­ni­ture? (8) 13 Which fat ginger comic strip cat made his de­but in 1978? (8)

15 What de­scribes the vol­ume by which a liq­uid con­tainer falls short of be­ing full? (6)

17 Which great Amer­i­can in­ven­tor (Thomas __) did not learn to talk un­til he was al­most four? (6) 19 In Egyp­tian mythol­ogy, who is the god­dess of fer­til­ity and moth­er­hood? (4)

21 Which colour­ful gem­stone is mined in Aus­tralia? (4)

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