GEN­ERAL KNOWL­EDGE

Whitsunday Times - - LIFE -

Across

1 What in­stru­ment records earth­quakes? (11) 8 What wa­ter­proofed cot­ton fab­ric is used for out­door cloth­ing? (7)

9 What lan­guage is spo­ken by some 50 mil­lion peo­ple in In­dia, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Fiji, South Africa and Sin­ga­pore? (5)

10/11 When he was young, which great gui­tarist’s favourite singer was Dean Martin? (4,7)

12 What is the 21st first let­ter of the Greek al­pha­bet? (3)

13 Which vet­eran pop singer was born Marie McDon­ald McLaugh­lin Lawrie? (4)

15 What semi­cir­cu­lar church re­cess of­ten has a domed roof? (4)

17 In cricket, what is a run scored off a ball not struck? (3)

19 What egg-shaped wind in­stru­ment is col­lo­qui­ally called a “sweet potato” in the US? (7)

20/23 Which swim­mer won seven gold medals in the 1972 Olympic Games at Mu­nich? (4,5) 24 What Mex­i­can sala­man­der re­tains its lar­val form? (7)

25 Which great singer was born Maria Anna Sofia Ce­cilia Kalogeropou­los? (5,6)

Down

1 What is the cap­i­tal city of the Former Yu­goslav Repub­lic of Mace­do­nia? (6)

2 What is the religious faith of Mus­lims? (5) 3 What is an­other name for the blue pointer shark? (4)

4 300,000 ex­tras ap­peared in the fu­neral se­quence in which 1982 film? (6)

5 What are the two whip­like ap­pendages on an in­sect’s head? (8)

6 What is the bone of the up­per arm? (7) 7 Ap­plied to a prod­uct, what phrase from French means “of a su­pe­rior kind”? (2,4)

12 Who (Joseph __) in his 1904 will, ini­ti­ated an­nual prizes for Amer­i­can jour­nal­ism? (8)

14 What is the main fuel of nuclear re­ac­tors? (7) 16 Who uses a divin­ing rod to find un­der­ground wa­ter? (6)

17 What fruit-bear­ing plant is the world’s largest herb? (6)

18 What does a cran­iol­o­gist study? (6)

21 What is a cir­cu­lar co­ral is­land sur­round­ing a la­goon? (5)

22 What is a star that sud­denly bright­ens, then grad­u­ally fades? (4)

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