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General knowledge 876

(answers in next week’s paper)

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ACROSS

1. The Roman god of fire (6) 4. Silicate of aluminium, classed as a semi-precious stone (5) 6. Polynesian garland worn round the neck (3) 7. Spanish gypsy style of singing or dancing (8) 8. The first man (4) 11. Humorous type of drama (5) 13. Upland tract of pasture, moorland, etc. (4) 15. Stonework (7) 16. Town in Lombardy, noted for its craft of violin-making (7) 17. Jacques —-, actor famous for his portrayal of Monsieur Hulot (4) 19. Deciduous, coniferous tree with tough timber (5) 21. Monetary unit of South Africa (4) 24. Aromatic, creeping herb with daisy-like flowers (8) 25. Bird of prey with large head and eyes (3) 26. Form of address to a Spanish man (5) 27. Colourless, tasteless, odourless, gaseous element (6)

DOWN

1. Twin sister of Sebastian in Twelfth Night (5) 2. The Golden State of the USA (10) 3. Province of Belgium, bordering to the south on France (5)

4. Unit of mass, 1000 kilogramme­s (5) 5. Breed of dog with curly hair (6) 6. Priest or monk of Tibet (4) 9. Ancient Roman moon goddess (5) 10. One of an aboriginal people of New Zealand (5) 12. Creamy white, mild cheese (10) 13. The thigh bone (5) 14. Cloth made of flax (5) 18. Tropical American fruiteatin­g bird with large beak (6) 19. Arboreal primate of Madagascar (5) 20. Hero of a romantic tragedy by Shakespear­e (5) 22. Ground surface at an entrance to a hangar (5) 23. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is a story by author Roald —- (4)

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