Current affairs crossword (2) – the answers

Crossword (2) 16.9.2020

It’s such a pleasure to host these on The Phraser – a gap filler between end of summer and the start of winter writing.

Hope you might have had the time to give the last crossword a try. Here are the answers in case you haven’t already found them.

Crossword answers (2) 16.09.2020

Across
4. Company that announced new fitness subscription alongside new smartwatch (5) APPLE
6. Profession of most recent Who Wants to be a Millionaire UK winner (7) TEACHER
7. Carole ______, Tiger King star on Dancing with the Stars (6) BASKIN
8. Tech company that announced its carbon footprint is now zero (6) NVIDIA
9. Italian ex-prime-minister who ‘got away with it again’ after hospital stay (10) BERLUSCONI
10. US state with bear on flag (10) CALIFORNIA
14. Reptile that UK commuter in Manchester used as a face covering on a bus (5) SNAKE
17. Egan ______, Colombian defending champion of Tour de France who has withdrawn from the race (6) BERNAL
18. World leader who says they ‘up-played’ the coronavirus pandemic (6,4) DONALD TRUMP
19. US specialist graphics chip company who recently purchased ARM (6) NVIDIA
20. Yoshihide ________, New Japanese prime-minister (4) SUGA

Down
1. Atlantic ocean current that extends into the North Atlantic Drift (4,6) GULF STREAM
2. Keeping up with the ______, reality TV show was recently cancelled (11) KARDASHIANS
3. Danish toy company that annouced it will remove plastic bags from its packaging after pressure from children (4) LEGO
5. NY course that will host the US Open golf tournament this year (6,4) WINGED FOOT
11. Patrick ______, Quarterback who has signed the biggest contract in NFL history (7) MAHOMES
12. Nationality of first non-European Tour de France stage winner (8) CANADIAN
13. Justin ______, Canadian facing ethics investigation (7) TRUDEAU
15. Planet on which scientists might have discovered signs of life (5) VENUS
16. Country with second highest number of confirmed coronavirus cases (5) INDIA
17. Caribbean island that is going to remove Queen Elizabeth II as head of state (8) BARBADOS

Thanks to Crossword Labs for their site, and to the volunteer at The Phraser for their help.

Copyright Georgie Knaggs & The Phraser 2020

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