Irish Daily Mail

GENERAL KNOWLEDGE CROSSWORD

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ACROSS

1 The rapid spreading of informatio­n, gossip or rumour (4,9)

8 ____ fist, a symbol of ruthless or oppressive force (4)

9 A public hall for concerts, meetings and the like (10)

10 A seat for two or more persons, usually fitted with a rail and canopy, on an elephant’s back (6)

11 Briskness or speed (8)

12 Groups of militant students formed into paramilita­ry units in China’s Cultural Revolution (3,6)

14 River on which the towns of Rugby and Warwick stand (4)

15 The Scottish Gaelic name for Scotland (4)

16 British TV comedy series set on the fictional Chatsworth housing estate in Manchester (9)

20 An underwater explorer or swimmer (8)

21 A conclusion or result (6)

23 Natural phenomenon studied by a seismologi­st (10)

24 A male pig (4)

25 One employed to send special reports to a newspaper or broadcast outlet (13)

DOWN

1 A set of numbers and parallel lines printed on products in shops that can be read by computer (3,4)

2 An assembly of clergy, sometimes including the laity (5)

3 Technical term for the windpipe (7)

4 Story about a romance between two dogs in a 1955 animated and 2019 live action film (4,3,3,5)

5 Black Forest ____ , a rich chocolate layer cake with cherries and cream (6)

6 Transporta­tion using planes or other flying vehicles (3,6)

7 US city whose basketball team are called Rockets (7)

13 The only part of the Iberian Peninsula that has English as its official language (9)

15 Old-fashioned or antiquated (7)

17 ____ Lipman, English actress who plays Evelyn Plummer in Coronation Street (7)

18 Eddie, British businessma­n who began a haulage firm in 1970 (7)

19 A close-fitting underbodic­e for women (6)

22 The colour black in heraldry (5)

SOLUTION TOMORROW

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