The Quiz

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1. Which “first lady” was some­times re­ferred to as the Steel But­ter­fly by her sup­port­ers?

2. In the mu­sic in­dus­try, what does the acro­nym ARIA stand for?

3. The logo of which lux­ury Bri­tish car brand, now owned by Volk­swa­gen, fea­tures stylised wings?

4. When the Gold Coast hosts the 2018 Com­mon­wealth Games, how many times will the Games have been held in Aus­tralia?

5. Which sportsper­son is the au­thor of Un­stop­pable: My Life So Far?

6. Which artist’s discog­ra­phy in­cludes Songs in the Key of Life, Mu­sic of My Mind and In­nervi­sions?

7. Who plays Pri­vate Ryan in the film Sav­ing Pri­vate Ryan?

8. How many time zones are there in Rus­sia?

9. The head­quar­ters of the LG Cor­po­ra­tion are in which city? (Bonus point for nam­ing what LG orig­i­nally stood for.)

10. Which was the last coun­try to abol­ish slav­ery, in 1981?

ACROSS 1. Cringe, coun­cil­lor, with a cry of pain (6)

4. A gen­tle mother, that’s ob­vi­ous (8)

9. Or­di­nary sea­men, im­por­tant to tele­vi­sion (7)

11. Ja­panese war­lord keeps time for a weapon (7)

12. Be­come aware of five

points (5)

13. Charge, Gil­lie, or­dered Spooner of the yeo­man of the guard (9)

14. Grind mas­ter to smithereens – it keeps the wheels turn­ing! (10)

16. Quick, do with­out (4) 19. Trans­mit­ted re­port of an­cient coin (4)

20. Over­size ve­hi­cle with feral

English-Ir­ish play­wright (5,5) 22. Ca­sual gar­ment, neg­li­gent

Bi­den (6,3)

23. ABC records? (5)

25. Light around Martin’s rope (7) 26. Driller of horse shoe (7)

27. Good man, park at­ten­dant, but

for­eign (8)

28. I am a dog, they say (6)

DOWN 1. Smith’s car crashes into hol­i­day cel­e­bra­tion (9) 2. Fre­quently among X (5)

3. Trick po­etry – or the op­po­site (8)

5. Uri­nated like an aquatic sala­man­der – must be very drunk! (6,2,1,4)

6. Loves pub­lic­ity with min­ing prod­ucts (6)

7. Team dance – but you shouldn’t be caught be­hind it (5,4)

8. Pi­ano fixer sounds fishy! (5) 10. As­sured job, age op­tional – but must be com­pletely off the grog! (5,2,1,5)

15. Blue in the al­ley, right, squire? (9)

17. ScoMo – arse, true, right, un­for­tu­nately (9)

18. Small, pale Veron­ica in a fa­mous bal­let (4,4)

21. Bet­ting down­pour – it

hurts (6)

22. Ep­som for sailors? (5)

23. One way or an­other, it’s

a prin­ci­ple (5)

So­lu­tion next week

MUNGO MacCAL­LUM is the au­thor of The Good, the Bad & the Un­likely: Aus­tralia’s

Prime Ministers.

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