BRAIN­BUSTERS

Woman’s Day (Australia) - - Puz­zles -

1 Which US au­thor’s real name was Sa­muel Langhorne Cle­mens? 2 Which river flows through the NSW city of New­cas­tle? 3 Be­fore it joined the Euro­zone, what was the cur­rency of Greece? 4 Which planet is named after the an­cient messenger of the gods? 5 At the 1993 Academy Awards Richard Gere (pic­tured) made a speech that saw him banned for life from both the awards show and which coun­try? 6 Which min­eral is the main source of alu­minium – cuprite, baux­ite or corun­dum? 7 What name is given to text sym­bols in­di­cat­ing swear­ing – a sto­gal, a tizwan or a grawlix? 8 Which ac­tor co-starred with and di­rected Nicole Kid­man (pic­tured) and Rus­sell Crowe in drama Boy Erased? 9 Blanche Dubois is a cen­tral char­ac­ter in which fa­mous play? 10 Which moun­tain range forms a bor­der be­tween France and Spain?

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