Loughborough Echo

General Knowledge Crossword

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ACROSS

1. Automatic doublebarr­elled anti-aircraft gun named after its Swedish place of origin (6)

4. Cruciferou­s plant whose edible root is eaten raw in salads (6)

9. 1979 film by Francis Coppola (10,3)

10. Greek galley developed as a warship with three banks of oars on each side (7)

11. Lake ---, southward extension of the Great Rift Valley also called Lake Malawi (5)

12. Thomas, author of The Mayor of Casterbrid­ge (5)

14. Mission in Texas, site of an 1836 siege (5)

18. Mr. Chekhov, Russian dramatist who died in 1904 (5)

19. Tree of Africa and Asia with a juicy yellow edible fruit (7)

21. Former name, until 1975, of the Western Sahara region of N.W. Africa (7,6)

22. Simon, English conductor born in 1955 (6)

23. French town and textile centre on the River Seine (6)

DOWN

1. William Peter, author of The Exorcist (6)

2. Body of water separating the Bahamas from the S.E. coast of the U.S. (7,6)

3. Charles, English author of the historical novel The Cloister and the Hearth (5)

5. ‘The Family ---’, novel by Paul Theroux (7)

6. English actor whose roles include the lead in the 1957 film Lucky Jim (3,10)

7. Seat for riding on an elephant’s back (6)

8. Greek god of marriage (5)

13. Thomas, composer of the light opera Tantivy Towers (7)

15. Kaspar, German ‘wild boy’ found in the market place of Nuremberg in 1828 (6)

16. Miss Bates, Best Actress Oscarwinne­r for the film Misery (5)

17. Royal house that ruled England from 1603 to 1714 (6)

20. European freshwater food fish, Rutilus rutilus (5)

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