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General Knowledge Crossword

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1. The adult male of a red deer (4)

8. 1872 book by Mark Twain (8,2)

9. E.E., U.S. poet who died in 1962 (8)

10. Shrub native to the Andes whose dried leaves contain cocaine (4)

12. Small finch, Serinus canaria, noted for its singing (6)

14. Asian tree whose fruit is similar to but smaller than the litchi (6)

15. --- City, home of Batman (6)

17. Fast violent dance in French vaudeville between a Parisian gangster and his girl (6)

18 & 22A ‘The ---’, 1955 novel by Norman Mailer (4,4)

19. Charlotte, actress once married to Jean-Michel Jarre (8)

21. ‘The Quiller ---’, novel by Adam Hall (10)

22. See 18 Across

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2. Final book of Mervyn Peake’s Gormenghas­t trilogy (5,5)

3. Metric unit of mass equal to 15.432 grains (4)

4. Gene, boxer who defeated Jack Dempsey in 1926 to take the world heavyweigh­t title (6)

5. Hand tool for working wood consisting of a flat steel blade with a cutting edge (6)

6. Large arboreal constricti­ng snake of tropical South America (8)

7. Mount ---, active volcano in Sicily (4)

11. Arnold Bennett novel featuring Hilda Lessways (10)

13. Michael, England Test cricket captain (8)

16. Sir Henry, 17th century Welsh buccaneer (6)

17. Fleet sent by Philip II of Spain against England in 1588 (6)

18. Russian elective legislativ­e assembly overthrown by the Bolsheviks in 1917 (4)

20. ‘The Blue ---’, 1950 film featuring Dirk Bogarde as a criminal (4)

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