Gen­eral Knowl­edge Crossword

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ACROSS

6 & 12Ac. Shake­speare play set dur­ing the Tro­jan War (7,3,8)

7. Ele­phant in chil­dren’s sto­ries by Jean de Brun­hoff (5)

9. Hard translu­cent fos­sil resin de­rived from ex­tinct conif­er­ous trees (5)

10. Feu­dal code of the Ja­panese samu­rai (7)

12. See 6 Ac.

14. Ac­tress wife of Charles Bron­son who died of can­cer in 1990 (4,7)

18. Eli, Amer­i­can in­ven­tor of a me­chan­i­cal cot­ton gin (7)

19. Rosa­ceous tree which bears a fruit with red, yel­low or green skin (5)

21. John, English drama­tist whose works in­clude Live Like Pigs (5)

22. An­other name for al­falfa (7)

DOWN

1. Jakob and Wil­helm, Ger­man folk­lorists (5) 2. Bird of the fam­ily Columbidae with a heavy body and small head (6)

3. 1963 Paul New­man film adapted from a novel by Larry Mc­murtry (3)

4. Vil­lage in Cyprus fa­mous as the site of Aphrodite worship (6)

5. Hero of a 1759 satire by Voltaire (7)

8. An­other name for Ger­man measles (7)

11 & 15Dn. “The ---”, Nathaniel Hawthorne novel fea­tur­ing the char­ac­ter Hester Prynne (7,6)

13. High­est part of the back of a horse be­hind the neck be­tween the shoul­ders (7)

15. See 11 Dn.

16. John, Scot­tish math­e­ma­ti­cian who in­vented log­a­rithms (6)

17. John, Amer­i­can astronaut who was first to or­bit the Earth (5)

20. Div­ing bird of the fam­ily Al­ci­dae of north­ern oceans (3)

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