Wednesday 23 October 2019

ACROSS:

SUNDAY INDEPENDENT QUIZWORD No428

ACROSS:

4. & 6. El Paso-born Democrat seeking to become US president next year. (4,7)

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8. Company behind the Kona and the Sonata. (7)

9. Title of former Iranian monarch. (4)

10. Which supermodel appeared in the video for Billy Joel's Uptown Girl? (8)

13. Location of Egypt's biggest pyramids. (4)

14. Nickname for Birmingham. (4)

15. Large tuber, popular in West Africa. (3)

17. Popular fishing lake near Ballina. (4)

19. ____ Rocky: US rapper recently in the news. (4)

20. In which city are the headquarters of the

International Olympic Committee? (8)

22. James Bond attends what kind of sports event in You Only Live Twice? (4)

24. Said to be "the lowest form of wit". (7)

26. Former Lib Dem leader who died last year. (7)

27. Mouthpiece which is used with woodwind instruments. (4)

DOWN:

1. Marble ____: London landmark. (4)

2. Which pivotal battle, said to be the bloodiest in Irish history, took place on July 12, 1691? (7)

3. Overtaken by Henry Shefflin in 2010 as hurling's all-time top championship points scorer. (5)

4. Matt Damon character in four films. (6)

5. ___ Talks: popular online video presentations. (3)

7. Indian dish with the meat/fish/vegetables etc cooked together with the rice. (7)

10. Director of the Transformers movies. (3)

11. The ____ Line Bridge connects Tara St and Connolly stations. (4)

12. What is the capital of Georgia? (7)

13. Acronym coined to describe events surrounding Charles Haughey's 1982 government. (4)

16. ___ West: 20th Century actress. (3)

17. 70s heartthrob in The Partridge Family. (7)

18. Who went from Chelsea to Real Madrid this summer for €100m? (6)

21. Who sang Cars and Are Friends Electric? (5)

23. Which kind of street name traditionally indicates it used to be a row of stables? (4)

25. The Murders in the ___ Morgue: story by Poe.(3)

Solutions to Sunday Independent Quizword No 427

ACROSS: 4. Phil. 6. Collins. 8. Hustler. 9. Glut. 10. Callanan. 13. Kohl. 14. Thin. 15. Gnu. 17. Cave. 19. Rahm. 20. Listowel. 22. Nuno. 24. Tenzing. 26. Labour's. 27. Base.

DOWN: 1. Joel. 2. Platoon. 3. O'Shea. 4. Pestle. 5. IOL. 7. Princes. 10. CLG. 11. Noam. 12. Utility. 13. Kiss. 16. URL. 17. Chinook. 18. Novice. 21. Eagle. 23. Nore. 25. NTA.

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