New Zealand Listener - - DIVERSIONS - By Alan Shuker

Clues across 1. Which base­ball player was known as the Sul­tan of Swat? (4,4) 7. What is the main artery in the hu­man body? (5) 8. By the mid-1940s, three­quar­ters of phono­graph records pro­duced in the US went into what? (9) 9. What is the ba­sic mon­e­tary unit of Peru? (3) 10. Which US state is the only one whose cap­i­tal’s name con­sists of three words? (4) 11. What is some­one who is phys­i­o­log­i­cally de­pen­dent on a sub­stance? (6) 13. Ac­cord­ing to Guin­ness World Records, the largest an­cient cas­tle is in which city? (6) 14. What might you find in a hu­mi­dor? (6) 17/18. What plas­tic ma­te­rial orig­i­nated as a 1957 de­sign for tex­tured wall­pa­per? (6,4) 20. Which pop­u­lar New Zealand potato va­ri­ety was in­tro­duced in 1960? (3) 22. What is a per­son trained to travel in a space­craft? (9) 23. What wil­low pro­duces long flex­i­ble shoots used in bas­ketry? (5) 24. What is some­one who ex­plores un­der­ground caves? (8) Clues down 1. What is a small and del­i­cately worked trin­ket? (5) 2. What dessert pas­try is made of lay­ers of filo filled with chopped nuts and held to­gether with honey? (7) 3. Which wed­ding an­niver­sary is cel­e­brated after 40 years? (4) 4. What is a din­ner jacket known as in the US? (6) 5. Where are your cap­i­tate and ha­mate bones? (5) 6. Which hol­i­day camp fea­tures in tele­vi­sion’s HiDe-Hi! ? (7) 7. What is the com­mon name for acetyl­sal­i­cylic acid? (7) 12. What is an ob­ject of ob­ses­sive fear, anx­i­ety or ir­ri­ta­tion? (7) 13. An­cient Egyp­tian kings had what ti­tle? (7) 15. What en­velopes have a bor­der of short blue, white and red an­gled stripes? (7) 16. What word for ex­tremely drunk came into use in the early 20th cen­tury? (6) 17. What is the name of Manuel’s rat in the fi­nal Fawlty Tow­ers episode? (5) 19/21. Who, with Bob Mar­ley and Bunny Wailer, formed the Wail­ers in 1963, leav­ing in 1974 to be­come a suc­cess­ful solo artist? (5,4)

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