Gen­eral Knowl­edge Cross­word

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3. For­mer name of Ethiopia (9) 8. “--- Bede”, novel by Ge­orge Eliot (4) 9. Moun­tain in Rio de Janeiro (5,4) 10 and 24 Ac. Novel by John Stein­beck (2,4,3,3) 11. Michael, 1989 French Open ten­nis cham­pion (5) 14. The --- goose, Branta ber­ni­cla, is found in north­ern coastal re­gions (5) 15. Cap­i­tal of Qatar (4) 16. Disem­bod­ied hand in The Ad­dams Fam­ily house­hold (5) 18. A for­ward in rugby (4) 20. In Greek mythol­ogy, the un­der­world abode of the souls of the dead (5) 21. Up­per part of the bows of a ship which houses the holes through which the an­chor ropes pass (5) 24. See 10. 25. Genus of shrubs with yel­low bell-shaped flow­ers (9) 26. “--- Wars”, 1977 sci­ence fic­tion film (4) 27. Tom, ac­tor who ap­peared in Alan Ay­ck­bourn’s The Nor­man Con­quests (9)

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1. Com­mon auk, Alca torda, of the North At­lantic (9) 2. Tourist cen­tre in Florida be­tween Lake Worth and the At­lantic (4,5) 4. Colour of the ball worth five points in snooker (4) 5. In ten­nis, a fast and pow­er­ful over­head stroke (5) 6. “The ---”, 1979 novel by Peter Bench­ley (6) 7. Coun­try whose cap­i­tal is Bagh­dad (4) 9. Paul, Eng­lish nov­el­ist who au­thored the “Raj Quar­tet” se­ries (5) 11. Small pur­ple-flow­ered plant whose leaves are used in cook­ing (5) 12. Oliver, Ir­ish au­thor of She Stoops to Con­quer (9) 13. Daugh­ter of Priam en­dowed with the gift of prophecy (9) 17. African repub­lic whose cap­i­tal is Ac­cra (5) 19. Ti­tle as­sumed by Prus­sian king Wil­helm (6) 22. Erik, French com­poser who died in 1925 (5) 23. Dorothy’s dog in the film The Wizard of Oz (4) 24. Verdi opera set in Egypt (4)

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