Sunday 18 August 2019

ACROSS:

SUNDAY INDEPENDENT QUIZWORD No416

ACROSS:

1. Clare village which has been home to a ceili band for over 100 years. (9)

8. What is the national airline of Australia? (6)

9. Who directed and starred in Citizen Kane? (6)

10. Adjective for a slightly open door or window. (4)

12. Town on the Welsh-English border famous for its annual literary festival. (3)

13. Irish actress who won a Bafta for Killing Eve. (4)

16. Surname of Friends siblings Ross and Monica. (6)

17. Recently became the first Asian country to

legalise same-sex marriage. (6)

18. Austria's third-largest city. (4)

21. Hair rolled into a ball at the back of the head. (3)

22. Church benches. (4)

24. California is nicknamed the ______ State. (6)

25. What was the name of the winning song in last month's Eurovision Song Contest? (6)

26. Which author has published four novels under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith? (1,1,7)

DOWN:

2. One of the teams Jose Mourinho won the Champions League with. (5)

3. American chess player who became a national hero in the 1970s. (7)

4. Where is the GAA stadium Pairc Esler? (5)

5. Ireland and Australia are the only countries which play international _____ football. (5)

6. Pilgrimage to Mecca which all adult Muslims are expected to undertake. (4)

7. The second letter in the Greek alphabet. (4)

10. The _____ Falls in Venezuela: the world's highest waterfall. (5)

11. Lion created by CS Lewis. (5)

14. Recently deceased former Australian PM. (5)

15. Performers of Bond theme Live and Let Die. (5)

17. Which England rugby star married into the

British royal family? (7)

19. Damo's twin brother on RTE. (4)

20. The anthem for the Champions League is based on Handel's _____the Priest. (5)

21. Which instrument did Barney McKenna play? (5)

22. Type of nut. (5)

23. The last British woman to win Wimbledon. (4)

Solutions to Sunday Independent Quizword No 415

ACROSS: 6. Patriot Games. 8. Cordoba. 9. Shell. 10. Echo. 13. Clarke. 14. Tegel. 15. Top Cat. 16. Emir. 19. Niger. 21. Golding. 22. Frankenstein.

DOWN: 1. Starship. 2. Nixon. 3. Straw. 4. Mansell. 5. Fete. 6. Pochettino. 7. Blue Origin. 11. Let. 12. CEO. 13. Remainer. 14. Tarrant. 17. Agnes. 18. Slash. 20. Gort.

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