Sunday 25 September 2016

ACROSS:

SUNDAY INDEPENDENT QUIZWORD No247

Published 06/03/2016 | 02:30

ACROSS:

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4. Who was Ireland's first Eurovision winner? (4)

6. Which American actor recently joined the Top Gear team? (7)

8. Term for the spouse of a reigning monarch. (7)

9. Faster than a walk but slower than a canter. (4)

10. Which Portuguese explorer captained the first expedition to circumnavigate the globe, although he died before its conclusion? (8)

13. Traditional female garment from India. (4)

14. Which television company was rescued by Roland Rat? (1,1,1,1)

15. An occasional involuntary contraction of the muscles, especially of the face. (3)

17. Recess at the end of a church. (4)

19. Usually appears at the bottom of invitations. (1,1,1,1)

20. Scottish town famous for smoked haddock. (8)

22. Which prefix denotes a billion? (4)

24. Which RTE soccer pundit has one Ireland cap? (7)

26. Who is the Chancellor of the Exchequer? (7)

27. The largest lake on the Shannon. (4)

DOWN:

1. Parteen ____ was in the news during recent storms. (4)

2. Name for floating debris. (7)

3. What is the capital of Ghana? (5)

4. Which city is home to the current Super Bowl champions? (6)

5. Dublin's Pro-Cathedral is built in the ___-classical style. (3)

7. Christiaan Johan are the first names of which sportsman? (7)

10. US university regularly near the top of World's Best University rankings. (1,1,1)

11. Name for native of northern Norway/Sweden/Finland/Russia. (4)

12. Who composed the Blue Danube waltz? (7)

13. Which car company had its HQ in Trollhattan, Sweden? (4)

16. Recently overtaken by Ryanair as Ireland's ­largest listed company. (1,1,1)

17. Which French city was the seat of the papacy for most of the 14th Century? (7)

18. In which sport did Steve Redgrave win gold at five consecutive Olympics? (6)

21. Which historic region is divided between Italy and Austria? (5)

23. ____ Girl: recent hit novel and film. (4)

25. Name the "doctor" behind Beats headphones. (3)

Solutions to Sunday Independent Quizword 246

ACROSS: 6. Bernie Madoff. 8. Abigail. 9. Siren. 10. Kian. 12. Jetsam. 14. Goofy. 15. Heysel. 16. A Far. 19. Robot. 21. Minaret. 22. Doppelgänger.

DOWN: 1. Ordinary. 2. Sinai. 3. Emily. 4. Odyssey. 5. I For. 6. Blackthorn. 7. Enumerator. 11. IOL. 12. JFK. 13. Suffrage. 14. Gestapo. 17. Small. 18. Anzac. 20. Buoy.

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