Gen­eral Knowl­edge Cross­word

Gloucestershire Echo - - BRAIN TEASER -


1. Thomas, poet who au­thored El­egy Writ­ten in a Coun­try Church­yard (4) 3. Class of an­i­mals which in­cludes the newt and sala­man­der (8) 9. Ex­ten­sive re­gion of Europe also called the Land of the Mid­night Sun (7) 10. Pulitzer Prizewin­ning novel by Alex Ha­ley (5) 11. 1974 novel by Erica Jong (4,2,6) 13. Ma­rine an­i­mal of the phy­lum Porifera (6) 15. Deputy to Duke Vin­cen­tio in Shake­speare’s Mea­sure for Mea­sure (6) 17. Novel by Charles Dick­ens fea­tur­ing Grip the raven (7,5) 20. De­vice for con­vert­ing light of mixed fre­quen­cies into a nar­row beam of co­her­ent light (5) 21. Mr. Hill, English orig­i­na­tor of the ‘penny post’ sys­tem (7) 22. Line at each end of a ten­nis court that marks the limit of play (8) 23. ‘King ---’, play by Shake­speare (4)


1. A pop­u­lar aquar­ium or pond fish (8) 2. First let­ter of the Greek al­pha­bet (5) 4. In Cricket, the field­ing po­si­tion on the off side clos­est to the bowler (3-3) 5. English ac­tor whose screen roles in­cluded the preda­tory brother of Beryl Reid in En­ter­tain­ing Mr. Sloane (5,7) 6. A small square nutty choco­late cake (7) 7. Re­cess at the east end of a church (4) 8. Of­fi­cer im­me­di­ately ju­nior to a lieu­tenant gen­eral in the army (5,7) 12. Widely cul­ti­vated North Amer­i­can maple (3,5) 14. Aris­to­tle, Greek ship­ping mag­nate who died in 1975 (7) 16. King of the fairies in me­dieval folk­lore (6) 18. The male of a duck (5) 19. Card of the low­est rank­ing suit in bridge (4)

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