Thursday, July 23, 2020 The Advertiser 22 Puzzles CRYPTIC CROSSWORD Weekly General Knowledge Quiz 10. In which year did the General Strike take place in Britain? 1. Which world leaders met at the 1943 Casablanca Conference? A 1920 B 1926 C 1936 D 1919 A Stalin and Hitler B Chamberlain and Hitler C Churchill and Roosevelt D Eisenhower and Montgomery 11. By what name is the tree Picea abies, most commonly used as a Christmas tree, better known? 2. What is the collective name for a flock of goldfinches? A Dutch spruce B Swedish fir C Norway spruce D Polish spruce A Charm B Swoop C Lock D Flinch 12. Which tennis player won the men’s singles title at the 1997 Australian Open? Stormzy See Question 15 3. In which country is the industrial city of Kawasaki? A Tim Henman B Andre Agassi C Boris Becker D Pete Sampras ACROSS DOWN A China B Japan C Thailand D Korea 7. Who won a Best Director Oscar for his 1940 adaptation of John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath? 7. Well, that’s where these 1. They make sporadic appearances in the bullring (8) Human or not, they exist (6) With age this dress becomes useless (4) Gulps and flounders after a point (8) One of eight requires medical attention (6) Run up to the right (4) What one needs to complete the score (8) Lively cartoon films are (8) Possibly run and see to make certain (6) Maintain a lock-up (6) It’s time anyway (4) Was willing or just resigned (4) drinks come from (7,6) 8. He will appreciate people A Alfred Hitchcock B John Ford C Michael Curtiz D Billy Wilder 13. Who played Nora Batty in TV’s Last Of The Summer Wine? 2. 3. with good taste! (8) 4. Who was the Queen of the Netherlands from 1948 to 1980? A Kathy Staff B Linda Staff C Betty Staff D Irene Staff 9. Has a choice sort of post (4) 10. I snoop around and discover A Georgiana B Juliana C Phillipina D Maria 4. a cause of death (6) 8. Which ancient forest of Nottinghamshire is famous for its associations with Robin Hood? 12. No traffic is met in such a 5. 14. Which of the X-Men used a pack of playing cards as ammunition in combat? street (3-3) 14. Towards the back street in A The New Forest B Sherwood Forest C The Forest of Dean D Dyfi Forest 6. 11. 5. Which aquatic rodent builds lodges and dams? near confusion (6) A Wolverine B Storm C Rogue D Gambit 16. Still, it acts in a strange A Vole B Rat C Beaver D Chipmunk way (6) 13. 15. 18. Responsibility we can’t 9. Which long-running talent show welcomed Motsi Mabuse to its panel of judges last year? avoid? (4) 15. Which recent Top Ten single was a collaboration between British rappers Tion Wayne, Dutchavelli and Stormzy? 20. Possibly the last man I 17. 19. 21. 6. What is the capital of Brazil? charm (8) A The X Factor B The Greatest Dancer C The Voice UK D Strictly Come Dancing A Rio de Janeiro B Brasilia C Salvador D Sao Paulo 22. Such an entertainer is A Yes B No C Maybe D I Dunno unlikely to get rich! (4,9) MIRROR IMAGE CODEWORD WORDWHEEL Which of the shapes below is an exact mirror image of the shape on the right? WORDWISE This puzzle has no clues. Instead, every number printed in the grid represents a letter, with the same number always representing the same letter. For example, if 8 turns out to be a V, you can write in V wherever a square contains 8. Using your knowledge of words, complete the puzzle. Find as many words as possible using the letters in the wheel. Each must use the hub letter and at least 3 others. Letters may be used only once. You cannot use plurals, foreign words or proper nouns. There is at least one 9-letter word to be found. The word may sound familiar but do you know what it means? A B R A T S G HORRISONANT T A ME C D A B C Defiant Terrified Terrible-sounding LADDER Using the clues provided, fill in each step of the ladder with a new word, changing one letter at a time. SOLUTIONS PUSH Shrub Shindig Deep-toned Prohibits Row A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 BACK 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 A R
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