General Knowledge Crossword No 147 by Chalicea

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7 Jewish heroine in one of the books of the Apocrypha; she saved her people by decapitating the Assyrian general Holofernes (6)

8 The capital and largest city of Iran; located in northern Iran (6)

9 Republic in the Middle East in western Asia; home of the ancient civilization of Mesopotamia (4)

10 The main character in a play and novel by J. M. Barrie; a boy who won’t grow up (5,3)

11 Queen of the fairies in medieval folklore (7)

13  wife of Abraham and mother of Isaac (5)

15 Of two collections of Scandinavian mythological and heroic songs (5)

16 In the Arabian Nights a boy who acquires a magic lamp from which he can summon a genie (7)

18 Trojan boy who was so beautiful that Zeus carried him away to serve as cupbearer to the gods (8)

19 Local area network that uses high frequency radio signals to transmit and receive data over distances of a few hundred feet; uses ethernet protocol (2-2)

21 Building containing public baths (6)

22 Greek god of darkness who dwelt in the underworld; son of Chaos; brother of Nox; father of Aether and Day (6)


1 Tributary of the Rhine (4)

2 Depriving of legal right (13)

3 English comedian and film maker; portrayed a downtrodden little man in baggy pants and bowler hat (1889-1977) (7)

4 The territory occupied by one of the constituent administrative districts of a nation (5)

5 Dealt with very quickly; to the point (5,3,5)

6 Dutch dancer who was executed by the French as a German spy in World War I (1876-1917) (4,4)

12 Large sailing ship that was engaged in the British trade with the east (8)

14 Piece of soft absorbent paper (usually two or more thin layers) used as a disposable handkerchief (7)

17 Greek author of fables (circa 620-560 BC) (5)

20 Not genuine or real; being an imitation of the genuine article (4)

Here is last week’s solution. The five characters were, of course, the members of the Simpson family.