Ormskirk Advertiser : 2020-09-24

Nostalgia : 22 : 22


Thursday, September 24, 2020 The Advertiser 22 Puzzles CRYPTIC CROSSWORD Weekly General Knowledge Quiz 1. Who played Alf Garnett in Till Death Us Do Part? 10. By what name is the femur commonly known? A Warren Beatty B Warren Stewart C Warren Mitchell D Warren Taylor A Thigh bone B Elbow C Wrist bone D Hip bone 2. Who was president of the Transvaal from 1883 until 1900? 11. In which sport is the Alfred Dunhill Cup contested? A Paul Balfour B Paul Jameson C Paul Kruger D Paul Orange A Darts B Snooker C Motor racing D Golf 3. What nationalit­y is author Ngugi Wa Thiong’o? 12. Which metallic element has the symbol Sn? Alanis Morissette See Question 15 A Kenyan B Ethiopian C Nigerian D Egyptian A Silicon B Sodium C Tin D Silver ACROSS DOWN 7. Which Irish rock group had a 1983 Top Ten hit with New Year’s Day? 1. Do very much better when not at home with clearheade­d girl (8) The worker holds the cards (4) Incline to be thin (4) Journal with explosive contents (8) Some give no mention of poison (5) Bird having a frolic? (7) Like an abstainer having a drink? (2,4,2,5) Boar’s aim could be to become food for the gods (8) Feverish start to a guessing game (4) To care strangely about him is wild fancy (7) Last bit of fish put on a letterhead­ing (5) Philosophy back in times long ago, years back (4) Allotted when wrote name (8) 2. It’s ineffectiv­e to employ smaller quantities (7) Study the only combinatio­n to offer comfort (7) Kind of type found in seats of government with few people (5,8) It is man who makes a nature-worshipper (7) Doctor on the brink of taking redhead on digger (7) Handcart used to preclude brawl (6) Cunning in any absence of law and order (7) Material from water-birds’ feet? (7) Openly declared wrote article before five, put on ring and was married (6) It’s degrading to have a graduate give a solo (7) Rival bird being unpunctual (7) 3. 4. Which country did the ‘perfect’ gymnast Nadia Comaneci represent at the 1976 Olympics? A U2 B Guns N’ Roses C R.E.M D The Cranberrie­s 5. 13. What does a philatelis­t collect? 4. 9. 10. A Ukraine B Russia C Bosnia D Romania A Badges B Musical instrument­s C Cars D Stamps 6. 8. Which young actress swapped bodies with on-screen mum Barbara Harris in Disney’s 1976 comedy Freaky Friday? 11. 7. 12. 13. 14. For what is myocardial infarction a technical term? 8. 5. Which Australian singer released the 1997 album Left of the Middle? A Winona Ryder B Patsy Kensit C Kim Basinger D Jodie Foster 18. A Heart attack B Collapsed lung C Epileptic fit D Stroke 13. 19. A Natalie Imbruglia B Kylie Minogue C Jason Donovan D Stefan Dennis 14. 20. 15. 9. Which 2008 film starred Angelina Jolie as Christine, a telephone exchange manager whose son is missing? 21. 15. What is the title of CanadianAm­erican singer Alanis Morissette’s latest album? 6. In which decade did divorce become legal in Italy? 16. 22. A The Woman In Me B Head Above Water C Soul School D Such Pretty Forks in the Road A Charging B Changeling C Chiming D Challengin­g A 1960s B 1970s C 1950s D 1940s 17. 23. 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 L E T A M CHASUBLE T A ES C D A Vestment worn by a priest Lubricatio­n point on a car Engraved decoration B LADDER C Using the clues provided, fill in each step of the ladder with a new word, changing one letter at a time. SOLUTIONS BOND Musical group Prohibitio­ns Fish Party 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 English city 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 A OATH 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 N