Gen­eral Knowl­edge Cross­word

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ACROSS

6. Eu­ro­pean repub­lic whose cap­i­tal is Ti­rana (7) 7. See 2 Dn. 9. Steve, 1987-89 world pro­fes­sional snooker cham­pion (5) 10. Vole­like ro­dent of the genus Lem­mus (7) 12. Novel by Sinclair Lewis about a US evan­ge­list (5,6) 14. George Eliot novel fea­tur­ing the char­ac­ter Dorothea Brooke (11) 18. Mount ---, moun­tain north­east of San Diego, the site of a fa­mous ob­ser­va­tory (7) 19. Mr. Holly, singer/ song­writer who died in a plane crash in 1959 (5) 21. See 8 Dn. 22. Sir­ius is also called the --- (3,4)

DOWN

1. See 17. 2 and 7 Ac. Au­thor of Robin­son Cru­soe (6,5) 3. Metal­lic el­e­ment whose sym­bol is Sn (3) 4. Bob, 1968 Olympic long jump cham­pion (6) 5. Jimmy, 1978 US Open ten­nis cham­pion (7) 8 and 21 Ac. For­mer name of DR Congo from 1908-1960 (7,5) 11. ‘The ---’, Buster Keaton com­edy of 1927 (7) 13. In bull­fight­ing, a horse­man who goads the bull (7) 15. Song­bird of the Old World trop­ics with a glossy black plumage (6) 16. Tom, ac­tor who starred in a re­cent film ver­sion of Mis­sion: Im­pos­si­ble (6) 17, 1 & 20. Amer­i­can au­thor whose works include The Fall of the House of Usher (5,5,3) 20. See 17.

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