Gen­eral Knowl­edge Cross­word

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ACROSS

1. Sergei, Rus­sian com­poser of Peter and the Wolf (9)

8. --- Tse-tung, Chi­nese leader who died in 1976 (3)

9. Mex­i­can revo­lu­tion­ary leader who died in 1923 (6,5)

11. Long-legged Eu­ro­pean bird which makes a loud boom­ing sound (7)

12. Joint con­nect­ing the leg and the foot (5)

13. Colour­less gas, sym­bol O (6)

15. Breed of dog whose coat is tra­di­tion­ally clipped in an elab­o­rate style (6)

17. Nevil, au­thor of A Town Like Alice (5)

18. The --- Is­lands are a group of the Lesser An­tilles in the Caribbean Sea (7)

20. Amer­i­can tree, Salix dis­color (5,6)

22. Card game sim­i­lar to whist (3)

23. The north­ern­most point on the earth’s axis (5,4)

DOWN

2. Long nar­row in­let of the sea coast (3)

3. Any of var­i­ous nat­u­ral earths con­tain­ing fer­ric ox­ide, sil­ica and alu­mina (5)

4. John, au­thor of A Prayer for Owen Meany (6) 5. “Un­der the ---”, novel by Mal­colm Lowry (7)

6. Verdi opera based on the as­sas­si­na­tion of Gus­tav III of Swe­den (1,6,4)

7. Agnes, ac­tress whose screen roles in­cluded the mother of Cit­i­zen Kane (9)

10. Hero of the The Leather­stock­ing Tales se­ries by James Fen­i­more Cooper (5,6)

11. Ven­omous snake of south­ern Africa (9)

14. Ralph Waldo, Amer­i­can poet and es­say­ist (7)

16. Gary, 1974 British Open golf cham­pion (6)

19. Mr. Se­gal, au­thor of Love Story (5)

21. Olive, Pop­eye’s girl­friend (3)

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