30 HORSHAM www.wscountytimes.co.uk Thursday,July9,2020 GENERAL KNOWLEDGE CROSSWORD FILL IN DOWN ACROSS When you’ve completed the puzzle, the shaded squares will spell out a capital city. We’ve given you one word to start you off. 1. African republic whose capital is Niamey (5) Ancient country in the Balkans successively under the Persians, Macedonians and Romans (6) The standard monetary unit of Japan (3) Unit of length of six feet used to measure depths of water (6) Mountainous principality in the Pyrenees (7) Film which won Jessica Lange a Best Supporting Actress Oscar (7) Scale of temperature on which 100? represents the boiling point of water (7) “--- to Vaccares”, novel by Alistair Maclean (7) Card game similar to Écarté (6) In music, a style of playing in which no perceptible gaps are left between notes (6) Large wading bird of the family Ciconiidae (5) Japanese school of Buddhism of 12th-century Chinese origin (3) 6 & 7Ac. English actor born Maurice Micklewhite (7,5) See 6 Across Erich, author of Love Story (5) “The --- of Raleigh”, 1870 painting by Millais (7) 1959 novel by Muriel Spark (7,4) Californian town, a centre of oil production and refining (11) Silvery-white metallic element, an essential constituent of bones and teeth (7) 19. Form of quartz used as a gemstone and in making pestles and mortars (5) 21 & 22Ac. 1987 Grand National-winning horse (5,7) 22. See 21 Across 2. B A L T I 7. 9. 3. 10. 4. 12. 5. 14. 8. 11. 18. Scribble pad 13. 5 LETTERS 7 LETTERS 4 LETTERS 6 LETTERS 3 LETTERS ASPEN BALTI CARED OASIS SNOUT SOBER ARBITER SHINDIG BRAT HIPS HOLE ISLE LEVY PAIR SASH TRUE HELMET IDEALS RECESS SNAILS TIGERS VALUES AND APT BET EAT LAP ODE SET STY 15. WORD WISE 16. The word may sound familiar, but do you know what it means? CHANTERELLE LEGATO 17. A B C A B C Type of mushroom Large bell Bell-ringer Smooth Give assistance Nimble 20. WORDSEARCH NINERS Each number from 1 to 9 represents a different letter. Solve the clues and insert the letters in the appropriate squares to discover a word which uses all nine letters. Here is a list of constellations. Can you find them in this grid? The answers can be found running backwards or forwards, horizontally, vertically or diagonally. 2 1 196529 826378 8254 4792 61669 835632 gives an Australian city gives a Yorkshire town gives an American city gives a French town gives a second French town gives a third French town LACERTA LEO MINOR MENSA ORION PEGASUS SAGITTA SCORPIUS TRIANGULUM URSA MAJOR VIRGO ANDROMEDA APUS AQUARIUS CANIS MAJOR CENTAURUS DRACO FORNAX HERCULES HYDRUS INDUS 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 DOWN ACROSS SPORTWORD 1. Niko ........ , former Croatia and Spurs footballer (8) Keith ..... , former Huddersfield Giants prop (5) Rugby ..... is the 15-a-side oval-ball game (5) .... Raymond, eleven-times doubles and mixed doubles Grand Slam tennis champion (4) City in Sarthe, NW France that hosts an annual motor race (2,4) 12 & 13Dn. Horse racecourse in Lincolnshire (6,5) 14. Julio .... , Argentine midfielder who joined Middlesbrough from Sunderland in 2006 (4) 17. Matthew ..... , former England and West Ham defender (5) 18. Golf score of two strokes under par for a hole (5) 19. Bradford Bulls were formed in 1907 as Bradford ........ (8) 2. A ..... Match is played between Yorkshire and Lancashire County Cricket Clubs (5) Portugal winger signed by Man United from Sporting Clube de Portugal in 2007 (4) George ...... , former England and Leicester Tigers rugby player (6) Pepe ..... , Milan goalkeeper currently on loan to Aston Villa (5) Youssouf ....... , former West Brom and Norwich midfielder (7) Ilie ....... , 1972 US Open singles champion (7) Bruce ...... , 1976 Olympic decathlon champion (6) See 12 Across ..... Bannister, runner of the first sub-four minute mile (5) Petr .... , former Chelsea and Arsenal goalkeeper (4) A test of knowledge for the sporting enthusiast 6. T R Q W S U C G U R S H U E I R P C R U O L C E S S A D T M I D R Q S V J U A K B E U W F A I D A A U I C Q A O I D I X N P Y N M O P P F M K R N E S G X H D A K G A M M C O I U R U M A R J R V U T E G V I O O L S T O O R O H N R C R K P N U Q R M R A T T I G A S E G I M N E E O V A V C U E G C X M D S M K C A D A Z R U O P J J A Q M W S A I Q N A A U C O E Y X L U E A E B U Z R S Y X L V A S N E M C S P O D V D X A D O H O F O J O F T O D C E Z 3. 1 2 3 4 5 7. 4. 9. 6 7 8 5. 10. 9 10 6. 11 8. 12 13 14 15 11. 16 18 17 13. 15. 19 16.
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