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General Knowledge Crossword

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1. West Indies republic whose capital is Havana (4)

3. Nephew to Montague in Shakespear­e’s Romeo and Juliet (8) 9. Whalebone whale also called the finback (7)

10. Piece of music in which a refrain is repeated (5)

11. California­n seaport – site of the Golden Gate Bridge (3,9)

13. Elgar’s Variations on an Original Theme, for Orchestra is known as the --Variations (6)

15. Small restaurant (6) 17. England Test cricketer who captained the side in the fourth Test against West Indies in 1988 (5,7)

20. --- Island in the Persian Gulf is an oil terminal for supertanke­rs (5)

21. The --- Islands are a volcanic archipelag­o whose capital is Funchal (7)

22. 6th century A.D. Welsh bard and prophet (8)

23. In Christiani­ty, the period of forty weekdays lasting from Ash Wednesday to Holy Saturday (4) 1. Venomous genus of snakes which includes the horned viper (8)

2. The ---, John Creasey character in the 1937 novel ‘Meet the ---’ (5) 4. London film studios run by Michael Balcon from 1938 to 1959 (6)

5. 1977 Wimbledon ladies singles champion (8,4) 6. Design cut in relief in a block of linoleum which is used to make prints (7) 7. Woodwind instrument of the family that includes the bassoon (4) 8. River in S.E. Australia which rises in New South Wales (12)

12. In classical mythology, a wild attendant of the goddess Cybele (8) 14. Narrator of MobyDick (7)

16. Large prawns, usually eaten fried in breadcrumb­s (6)

18. River in Europe which rises in Switzerlan­d and flows to the North Sea (5)

19. Three-handed card game using 32 cards (4) 1 2 3 4 5 6

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