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General Knowledge Crossword

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ACROSS

1. Tree from whose pods cocoa is prepared (5)

4. Fred, 1992 US Masters golf champion (7) 8. Instrument for measuring an electric current in amperes (7)

9. Light narrow open boat propelled by paddles (5)

10. See 21 Across

11. Gigantic beast of the

Old Testament (8)

13. ‘The House at --Corner’, children’s book by A. A.

Milne (4)

14. Thomas, author of

Buddenbroo­ks (4) 16. The number represente­d by the letters XVIII in Roman numerals (8) 17. Dannie, Welsh writer of Ash on a Young Man’s Sleeve (4)

20. Long-necked

wading bird (5)

21 & 10A 1983 Merchant/ivory film with Julie Christie (4,3,4)

22. Ruth, author of the crime novel One Across, Two Down (7) 23. Fred, Wimbledon singles tennis champion 193436 (5)

DOWN

1. Bhagwant, Indian bowler who played in 58 Tests from 1963-79 (13) 2. Albert, author of the 1942 novel The Outsider (5)

3. Unit used in meteorolog­y to measure cloud cover (4)

4. Raymond, American poet and short story writer who died in 1988 (6) 5. Personific­ation of the US government (5,3) 6. Abraham, 16th president of the US (7)

7. 1996 World profession­al snooker champion (7,6)

12. Lady Dedlock’s maid in Dickens’s Bleak House (8)

13. Crude iron produced in a blast furnace (3,4)

15. Ancient town on the west bank of the Jordan near Jerusalem (6)

18. Eric, real name of writer George Orwell (5)

19. ‘The World According to ---’, novel by John

Irving (4)

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