The Western Star - - LIFE PUZZLES -


1 1 Which large ex­tinct ele­phant of the Pleis­tocene epoch had a hairy coat and long curved tusks? (7) 4 What Mid­dle Eastern dish of spiced rice or wheat might in­clude meat and veg­eta­bles? (5) 7 What gave buoy­ancy to the first life­jack­ets? (4) 8 What is the art of de­sign­ing and mak­ing clocks? (8) 10 Who holds the record of 16 Academy Award nom­i­na­tions for Best Screen­play? (5,5) 12 What is some­one who makes beer? (6) 13 What is pick­led roe of the stur­geon fish? (6) 15 What is a fin­ger of cal­cium car­bon­ate hang­ing from the roof of a lime­stone cave? (10) 18 The male of which sea crea­ture has a brood pouch in which the eggs de­velop? (3,5) 19 What starchy ce­real is ob­tained from the pow­dered pith of a palm? (4) 20 How many bot­tles of wine does a methuse­lah hold? (5) 21 What is an al­ter­na­tive name for alu­minium ox­ide? (7)


1 The hy­acinth species of which bird is the world’s largest par­rot? (5) 2 Which long-tailed mon­key of the trop­i­cal Amer­i­cas has long curved claws? (8) 3 Which fair­ground game in­volves throw­ing a ring over an ob­ject? (6) 4 What is a record of own­er­ship of a work of art? (10) 5 Which is South East Asia’s only land­locked na­tion? (4) 6 What is a bridge car­ry­ing one road or rail­way line over another? (7) 9 What is the ti­tle of Dublin-born Christy Brown’s au­to­bi­og­ra­phy, pub­lished in 1954? (2,4,4) 11 Which Pa­cific coun­try in­cludes the Gil­bert and Phoenix is­lands? (8) 12 What fine plain-weave cot­ton fab­ric is used for shirts and hand­ker­chiefs? (7) 14 In 1959, what be­came the 49th state of the USA? (6) 16 Which deadly disease was named af­ter a river in Zaire near where the disease was first ob­served? (5) 17 What is a hol­low tooth of a ven­omous snake? (4)

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