Sunday 11 December 2016

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SUNDAY INDEPENDENT QUIZWORD No230

Published 08/11/2015 | 02:30

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1. Who in 2008 became the first actor/actress to win an Oscar for a performance in French? (9)

8. In which city will Ireland's Euro 2016 play-off take place on Friday? (6)

9. Which film made Mel Gibson famous? (3,3)

10. Who starred as Mad Men's Don Draper? (4)

12. Harvard, Yale and Princeton are all members of which league? (3)

13. Verb to describe a horse standing on its hind legs. (4)

16. Which river reaches the sea at Bray? (6)

17. Who are the Jets' rivals in West Side Story? (6)

18. Collective name for the Japanese, German & Italian forces in World War II. (4)

21. Surname of current UN Secretary-General. (3)

22. Umbrella group for small Irish businesses. (1,1,1,1)

24. What is the capital of the Philippines? (6)

25. "It's like rain on your wedding day" - name the Alanis Morissette song. (6)

26. Henry V's "band of brothers" speech was made on the eve of which famous battle? (9)

DOWN:

2. Karl Marx called religion "the _____ of the masses". (5)

3. Which word appears on the John Lennon memorial in New York City's Central Park? (7)

4. Citrus-based slang for a Briton. (5)

5. Name for the list of requirements sent by an artist to a venue in advance of a performance. (5)

6. Who is Luke Skywalker's twin sister? (4)

7. Body in charge of amateur boxing in Ireland. (1,1,1,1)

10. Many-headed creature of Greek mythology. (5)

11. What is the French for "thank you"? (5)

14. This County Mayo head features in Met Eireann's sea area forecasts. (5)

15. Cider with _____: Laurie Lee memoir. (5)

17. Which famous stadium will host this season's Champions League final? (3,4)

19. Complete this sequence from the NATO phonetic alphabet: Whiskey, _-___, Yankee, Zulu. (1,3)

20. Singapore _____: famous cocktail. (5)

21. Who married Adolf Hitler? (5)

22. __ ___ Time: Melvyn Bragg radio series. (2,3)

23. ____ Dunphy: RTE broadcaster whose programmes include The Truth About Childbirth. (4)

Solutions to Sunday Independent

Quizword No 229

ACROSS: 6. South Georgia. 8. Harrier. 9. Garbo. 10. Elmo. 12. Bardot. 14. Honey. 15. Custer. 16. Zinc. 19. Excel. 21. Trachea. 22. Force Awakens.

DOWN: 1. Supremes. 2. Chair. 3. Perry. 4. Uruguay. 5. Birr. 6. Schmeichel. 7. Fortycoats. 11. Mór. 12. Bee. 13. Drisheen. 14. Hemlock. 17. Stoat. 18. Qatar. 20. Cook.

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