General Knowledge Crossword, No 137 by Chalicea

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    1  Comprehensive term for any proceeding in a court of law whereby an individual seeks a legal remedy (4)

    3  Informally in Australia, his rules are no rules at all! (8)

    9  Virgin goddess of the hunt and the Moon; daughter of Leto and twin sister of Apollo (7)

  10  Ancient region on the coast of western Asia Minor; a powerful kingdom until conquered by the Persians in 546 BC (5)

  11  English writer who published a translation of romances about King Arthur taken from French and other sources (died in 1471) (12, 2 words)

  13  State in midwestern United States (6)

  15  Ancient Roman name for Ankara (6)

  17  Japanese writer who committed hara-kiri in 1970 (12, 2 words)

  20  Thin mortar that can be poured and used to fill cracks in masonry or brickwork (5)

  21  The spine (7)

  22  Irish or highland dagger or short sword (8, 2 words)

  23  Either one of the Bear constellations (4)



    1  Official emblem of the Nazi Party and the Third Reich (8)

    2  Formally making a person known to another or to the public (5)

    4  Accept without verification or proof (6)

    5  Armed conflict between Britain and Argentina in 1982 (12, 2 words)

    6  Army of the Soviet Union formed after the revolution in 1917 (7, 2 words)

    7  Basic unit of money in China (4)

    8  English beauty and mistress of Lord Nelson (12, 2 words)

  12  Constitutional monarchy in southeastern Asia on Borneo and the Malay Peninsula; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1957 (8)

  14  Cell that is specialized to conduct nerve impulses (7)

  16  Popular name for the Russian counter-espionage organisation responsible for maintaining security within the soviet armed and intelligence services (6)

   18 Fluid said to flow in the veins of the Gods (5)

  19  Eras of history having some distinctive feature (4)

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