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16 maltatoday | WEDNESDAY • 10 AUGUST 2022 NEWS ACROSS 1) Montezuma, e.g. 6) Persian language 11) "Blue-eyed" one in "The Tempest" 14) Nocturnal pest 15) C rosswise, nautically 16) Eggs, to Nero 17) Quietly serene 19) OPEN ___ 9 (store sign) 20) Drs.' group 21) Sound Iike a dove 22) TV message from MADD, e.g. 23) Cause for a team cele- bration 27) Bullfight participants 29) Kind of maniac 30) It's pumped at a gym 32) Defense group founded in 1949 33) Sick 34) Orange and grape 36) Northern Scandinavians 39) Silent acceptances 41) Big name in grills 43) Frog "step" 44) They cover a couple offeet 46) Opera house boxes 48) Bread for a ham sand- wich 49) Is 33-Across 51) Treat for the dog 52) Easy multiplier 53) Preachers' platforms 56) Left the flock 58) 90-degree letter 59) Be a snoop 60) The stuff we breathe 61) Singer Difranco 62) Passionate 68) Dashed 69) Eagerly exc ited 70) 50 percent interest, e.g. 71) Drumstick, partially 72) Bread leavening age nt 73) Marsh grass DOWN 1) Circle segment 2) Facility with wild animals 3) Way of Lao-Tze 4) Conspicuous recognition 5) Car-polishing cloth 6) Current "in" thing 7) Major broadcaster 8) Respond to a provocation 9) Oater brawl site 10) Unethical 11) In-d ema nd real estate listing 12) Dispatch boat 13) Splashy parties 18) Not wide at all 23) Bonanza sources 24) Dome-shaped dwelling 25) Certain sales activity 26) Alpine falsetto 28) And others, for short 31) Wealthy or prominent person 35) American lilies 37) Name on a check 38) Not be frugal 40) Hop-jump bridge 42) Alternative to a purchase 45) Boatyard feature 47) Not fooling 50) Attack by plane 53) Historic harbuor 54) Arm-stiffening bones 55) Assad's country 57) Ascended 63) Robinson or Doubtfire in films 64) Wager 65) Failure of a firecracker 66) Tiny fraction of a joule 67) Textile colourer F Solution to last week's crossword The answers to today's crossword will be published in next week's Midweek edition Weather Partly to rather cloudy and locally misty at first, becoming fine Visibility Good, locally moderate at first Wind West to Northwest force 3 TODAY TOMORROW Crossword WEATHER HOT & SUNNY HOT & SUNNY 36 0 / 25 0 35 0 / 26 0 FEELS LIKE 38 0 FEELS LIKE 37 0 AN unlucky contestant on Ger- many's Who Wants To Be A Millionaire flunked a once-in- a-lifetime opportunity by mis- takenly answering that Roberta Metsola became president of UEFA last January, as opposed to president of the European Parliament. Any Maltese person would have dreamt of having this question put to them during a Who Wants To Be A Million- aire round, but it ended up being the bane of one contest- ant's experience on the general knowledge quiz show. Indeed, it seems that she had to use a lifeline and narrow down the question to just two potential answers – the Euro- pean Parliament, or UEFA. The question roughly reads: The Maltese Roberta Metso- la succeeded the late David Sassoli last January to become President of...? But the contestant flunked the question and mistaken- ly answered that she replaced Sassoli to become president of the European football associa- tion UEFA. A correct answer to the question would have won her €32,000 – just enough for that down payment on a house in Malta. Her miseducated guess even prompted a response from Metsola herself on Twitter, posting a screenshot of the an- swer. "I know this one," she re- marked playfully. 'Should've called Metsola': German flunks Who Wants To Be A Millionaire question One unlucky woman thought Roberta Metsola replaced David Sassoli to be president of UEFA... as opposed to the European Parliament The contestant would have won €32,000 if she answered the question correctly

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