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General Knowledge Crossword

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ACROSS

1. Alexandre, author of The Black Tulip (5)

4. A member of the European royal line that ruled in France from 1589 to 1793 (7)

8. Nickname of painter Domenikos Theotokopo­ulos (2,5)

9. ‘--- Dogs’, film based on a novel by Gordon M. Williams (5)

10. 1982 novel by

Shirley Conran (4)

11. Umberto, composer of the opera

Fedora (8)

13. Artie, clarinet player and bandleader (4)

14. Island of Indonesia south of Borneo (4)

16. Sonny, West Indies spin bowler who played in 43 Tests from 1950-61 (8)

17. C.P., author who married the novelist Pamela Handsford Johnson (4)

20. Francis, inventor of the mass spectrogra­ph (5)

21. Aquatic salamander of North America (7)

22. Henry Morton, journalist and explorer who met Livingston­e in

1871 (7)

23. Twelve dozen (5)

DOWN

1. 1874 Strauss operetta (3,10)

2. ‘The --- Christian’, novel by Terry Southern (5)

3. Eldest of Noah’s three sons in the Bible (4)

4. ‘The Prime of Miss Jean ---’, novel by Muriel Spark (6)

5. ‘Way ---’, 1982 play by Alan Ayckbourn (8)

6. ‘Major ---’, play by George Bernard Shaw (7)

7. Australian state whose capital is Sydney (3,5,5)

12. In the Roman Catholic Church, a member of the Sacred College who ranks next after the pope (8)

13. Indonesian island separated from the Malay Peninsula by the Strait of Malacca (7)

15. Number system having a base of two (6)

18. Joshua, Zimbabwean statesman born in 1917 (5)

19. Standard monetary unit of Vietnam (4) 1

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