6A mountainous republic of south- central Europe; formerly part of the Ottoman Empire and then a part of Yugoslavia; voted for independence in 1992 but the mostly Serbian army of Yugoslavia refused to accept the vote and began ethnic cleansing in order to rid _ _ _ _ _ _ of its Croats and Muslims (6)
7The act of choosing or selecting (6)
8Narrate or give a detailed account of (4)
9Someone whose occupation is printing. A journalist employed to provide news stories for newspapers or broadcast media. (8)
10Used of persons; feeling shame or guilt or embarrassment or remorse (7)
12Cause to move back by force or influence (5)
13Large black bird with a straight bill and long wedge-shaped tail (5)
14A homeless woman who carries all her possessions with her in shopping bags (3,4)
16Relating to or having the characteristics of a family. Tending to occur among members of

a family usually by heredity "familial traits" (8)
17Small slender gull having narrow wings and a forked tail (4)
19Waste matter carried away in sewers or drains (6)
20A person of unquestioning obedience. A victim of ridicule or pranks. (6)


1Front part of a vessel or aircraft (4)

2An American who was born in England or whose ancestors were English (5-8)
3A fastener with a tapered threaded shank and a slotted head (5)
4A configuration of stars as seen from the earth (13)
5The lean end of a neck of veal (5-3)
11A man who serves as a sailor (8)
15An Australian boomerang; one side flat and the other convex (5)
18A feeling of intense anger (4)

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