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General Knowledge Crossword

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1. Venomous snake of the genus Naja (5)

4. ‘The ---’, 1866 story by Dostoevsky (7)

8. ‘--- the Fox’, 1919 poem by John Masefield (7)

9. ‘The ---’, 1975 horror film featuring John Hurt (5)

10. Eldest of Noah’s three sons in the Old Testament (4)

11. Volcano in central Ecuador (8)

13. Ancient Greek stringed instrument made of a resonating tortoise shell (4)

14. Female red deer when aged three years or more (4)

16. Slow Cuban dance in duple time (8)

17 & 22A ‘The ---’, 1961 novel by William Burroughs (4,7)

20. City and resort in S.E. Florida (5)

21. Last period of the Palaeozoic era (7)

22. See 17 Across

23. 1979 John Schlesinge­r film starring Richard

Gere (5)

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1. Genus of plants which includes the oxeye daisy (13)

2. Peter, actor whose films include Young Frankenste­in (5)

3. Son of Telamon who was a Greek hero of the Trojan War (4)

4. Hebrew judge in the Old Testament who led the Israelites to victory over the Midianites (6)

5. 1999 film by Paul Thomas Anderson starring Tom

Cruise (8)

6. Jules, French acrobat after whom a garment is named (7)

7. The ---, rock group whose lead singer is Mick Jagger (7,6)

12. Italian port on the Adriatic Sea (8)

13. Matt, actor who plays Joey in

Friends (7)

15. Drink consisting of a liqueur poured over crushed ice (6)

18. Constellat­ion which contains the star Rigel (5)

19. Fay, actress who starred in the 1933 film King Kong (4)

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