Friday 23 August 2019

ACROSS:

SUNDAY INDEPENDENT QUIZWORD No418

ACROSS:

1. How is iron pyrite more commonly known? (5,4)

8. Bernie ______ was found guilty in 2009 of running the world's biggest ever Ponzi scheme. (6)

9. & 10. Whose ITV show was suddenly cancelled last month? (6,4)

12. River Phoenix and Keanu Reeves starred in My ___ Private Idaho. (3)

13. Type of beetle is known for its large "antlers". (4)

16. Victims of mob rule were sometimes ______ and feathered. (6)

17. Soybeans & garden peas are types of ______. (6)

18. Absorbent pad used in surgery. (4)

21. Complex which included the Twin Towers. (1,1,1)

22. Former UK government department responsible for unemployment benefits, etc. (1,1,1,1)

24. In which sport did Britain's Steve Redgrave win gold at five consecutive Olympics? (6)

25. What is the longest river in Britain? (6)

26. Word of German origin meaning "the general mood or spirit of an era". (9)

DOWN:

2. The _____ layer absorbs ultraviolet radiation. (5)

3. What is the county town of Donegal? (7)

4. Large city on Spain's northern coast. (5)

5. Which famous ground will host the final of the Cricket World Cup next month? (5)

6. Newly-elected Independents 4 Change MEP. (4)

7. Jane Austen novel filmed with Gwyneth Paltrow in the title role. (4)

10. Saint _____ and Nevis is the smallest country in the Americas. (5)

11. Which stage of an insect's development comes between egg and pupa? (5)

14. _____ judge: rugby official. (5)

15. Name shared by GAA clubs from Letterkenny, Roscommon and Ranelagh. (5)

17. A green crocodile is the logo of this company. (7)

19. On which quay are Dublin's civic offices? (4)

20. Material used to cover snooker tables. (5)

21. England's biggest island. (5)

22. Which Swiss resort hosts the annual World Economic Forum meeting every January? (5)

23. Apple's voice-activated personal assistant. (4)

Solutions to Sunday Independent Quizword No 417

ACROSS: 1. Cuffe. 4. Kippure. 7. Nally. 8. Lions. 9. Bard. 10. Snape. 13. Archie. 16. Merlot. 19. Duffy. 22. Lots. 23. Basil. 24. Drill. 25. Vermeer. 26. 'Twixt.

DOWN: 2. U-Bahn. 3. Felipe. 4. Kojak. 5. Poldark. 6. Rank. 10. Somme. 11. UHT. 12. Jenny. 14. Fry. 15. Coillte. 17. Kudrow. 18. Steer. 20. Felix. 21. Lace.

Sunday Independent

Editors Choice

Also in Entertainment

Back to top