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GEN­ERAL KNOWL­EDGE CROSSWORD

- Switzerland · France · Mediterranean Sea · Lindsay Lohan · England · Lancaster · Victor Hugo · English · United States of America · Russia · King Arthur: Legend of the Sword · La Vie · Michael Bond · Bhutan

ACROSS

1 _____ of court, ac­tion show­ing dis­re­spect to the au­thor­ity or dig­nity of a ju­di­cial body (8) 5 Raúl, ex-Cuban pres­i­dent who for­mally suc­ceeded his ail­ing brother Fidel in 2008 (6) 10 To can­cel or re­peal (7) 11 To mit­i­gate or soften (7) 12 A blood-suck­ing worm once used medic­i­nally for

suck­ing blood (5) 13 A per­son un­able to sleep (9) 14 In­for­mal des­ig­na­tion given to a lion (4,2,6) 18 Ex­pres­sion de­scrib­ing a place where one is supremely

com­fort­able and re­laxed (4,4,4) 21 The name of King Arthur’s sword (9) 23 River of Switzer­land and France that flows into the

Mediterran­ean Sea (5) 24 Euro­pean coun­try once ruled by King Zog I (7) 25 The ____ , poem by English war poet Ru­pert Brooke (7) 26 Play­ground de­vice in which chil­dren sit at each end

of a piv­oted plank (3-3) 27 To de­velop or increase by suc­ces­sive stages (8)

DOWN

1 Matt, English singer/song­writer who won The X Fac­tor in 2010 (6) 2 ____ Hus­sain, for­mer Eng­land cricket cap­tain (6) 3 French singer/ac­tress noted for song La Vie en Rose (5,4) 4 Char­ac­ter in chil­dren’s lit­er­a­ture cre­ated by Michael Bond (10,4) 6 In­dian state on the south­east border of Bhutan (5) 7 Slavic form of the ti­tle used for a Rus­sian em­press (8) 8 De­scrib­ing dull and gloomy weather with a cov­er­ing of cloud (8) 9 Term for the dy­nas­tic con­flict be­tween the houses of Lan­caster and York for the English throne 1455-1485 (4,2,3,5) 15 Gypsy girl in Vic­tor Hugo’s The Hunchback Of

Notre-Dame (9) 16 Large slen­der spot­ted wild cats, the fastest on earth when chas­ing prey (8) 17 Friendly (8) 19 Al­fred, English-U.S. ac­tor who played Ge­orge in the 2014 film Love Is Strange (6) 20 Greg and Jonny, Bri­tish row­ing broth­ers who won gold in the coxed pairs event in the 1992 Barcelona Olympics (6) 22 Lotte, Aus­trian-U.S. ac­tress and singer who played

Rosa Klebb in From Rus­sia With Love (5)

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