GEN­ERAL KNOWL­EDGE

The Western Star - - LIFE PUZZLES -

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1 Michelan­gelo spent four years paint­ing the ceil­ing of which chapel? (7)

4 What are trum­pets usu­ally made of? (5)

7 What dras­ti­cally re­duced world­wide air travel in 2003? (4)

8 De­spite mod­ern ad­vance­ments, what do some record com­pa­nies still deduct 10% from artists’ roy­al­ties for? (8) 10 What is one thou­sand mil­lionth of a sec­ond? (10) 12 Which child ac­tor from silent films (Jackie ____) later played Un­cle Fester in TV’s The Ad­dams Fam­ily? (6)

13 What grace­ful things did Finn Al­var Aalto make from moulded ply­wood? (6)

15 What is the science and tech­nol­ogy of met­als? (10) 18 Which queen sup­ported Colum­bus’s 1492 ex­pe­di­tion? (8)

19 What is a six-sided cav­ity in a hon­ey­comb? (4)

20/21 Mar­riage be­tween whom is le­gal in Europe but il­le­gal in 24 US states? (5,7) Down 1/2 Who starred with Gina Davis in the 1991 film Thelma

& Louise? (5,8)

3 What was op­er­atic tenor Caruso’s first name? (6) 4 What de­scribes an idea or in­ven­tion be­ing the cre­ation of one par­tic­u­lar per­son? (10)

5 What gelati­nous sub­stance is used as a lab­o­ra­tory cul­ture medium? (4)

6 What are bun­dles of reaped grain­stalks? (7)

9 What me­chan­i­cal de­vice in a clock reg­u­lates the mo­tive power? (10)

11 Who, on be­com­ing Bri­tish Prime Min­is­ter, said “I have climbed to the top of the greasy pole”? (8)

12 Singer Char­lotte Church was born in which city? (7) 14 What veg­etable was used as an an­ti­sep­tic dur­ing World War I? (6)

16 What part of eggs are used to make hol­landaise sauce? (5)

17 Epi­la­tion re­moves what? (4)

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