Gen­eral Knowl­edge Cross­word

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1. Fish of the fam­ily Bal­is­ti­dae with a com­pressed body (11) 9. Mr. Hughes, poet whose first wife was Sylvia Plath (3) 10. House­hold pest with an oval flat­tened body (9) 11. Mu­si­cal in­stru­ment as­so­ci­ated with Jac­que­line du Pré (5) 13. “The ---”, 1952 Bernard Mala­mud novel (7) 14. Bern­hard, 1993 US Masters golf cham­pion (6) 16. Jo­hannes, 19c Ger­man com­poser (6) 18. Her­ring which has been salted, cured and smoked (7) 19. Unit of mass equal to 1000 kg (5) 20. In the an­cient world, --- Gaul was be­tween the Alps and the Apen­nines (9) 21. Star sign rep­re­sented by the lion (3) 22. Fish­er­man hero of a Ben­jamin Brit­ten opera (5,6)

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2. Colour of the ball worth one point in snooker (3) 3. Ter­res­trial lizard of warm re­gions (5) 4. Se­cond epoch of the Ter­tiary pe­riod (6) 5. E.M., au­thor of A Room with a View (7) 6. Sea crea­ture with a global body in a spiny cov­er­ing (3,6) 7. Small fish with a se­ries of spines along the back (11) 8. In­sol­u­ble sub­stance found in the blood (11) 12. An­other name for the spiny lob­ster (9) 15. Miss Getty, Sylvester Stal­lone’s mother in the film Stop! or My Mom Will Shoot (7) 17. “The --- Game”, 1992 Neil Jor­dan film (6) 19. Fountain in Rome (5) 21. Trygve, first sec­re­tary-gen­eral of the U.N. (3)

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