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Across 1 What is to soak food in a flavour­ing sauce be­fore cook­ing? (7)

7 What word mean­ing bro­ken or use­less did we bor­row from Ger­man? (5)

8 How many syl­la­bles does a haiku have? (9) 9 What small sharp tool is used for pierc­ing leather? (3)

10 What do platelets help blood do? (4)

11 What is the acro­nym for the US’s stock­car rac­ing body? (6)

13 Which co­me­dian wrote the song “I’m Walk­ing Back­wards for Christ­mas”? (5,8)

15 What open-topped glass flask might be found on a restau­rant ta­ble? (6)

16 Which large ex­tinct bird lived in Mau­ri­tius? (4) 18 Which large ex­tinct bird lived in New Zealand? (3)

20 What is a pert maid­ser­vant or sim­i­lar mi­nor fe­male role in a com­edy? (9)

21 What is a per­son who be­haves ob­se­quiously to­wards oth­ers? (5)

22 Which English poet’s rep­u­ta­tion was ce­mented by “In Memoriam”, in 1850? (8) Down 1 What does a melo­phobe fear or hate? (5) 2 What are small squares of pasta con­tain­ing a savoury mix­ture? (7)

3 Who ac­com­pa­nied Fred­erik in a 1950s-60s singing duo? (4)

4 What is Mozart’s Die Zauber­flöte bet­ter known as? (3,5,5)

5 A hal­berd com­bines a bat­tleaxe and a what? (5) 6 What is the best known English blue cheese? (7) 7 What word can pre­cede sand­wich, bone and down? (8)

12 What is also known as Hansen’s dis­ease? (7) 13 What are the pores in the sur­face of a plant’s leaves called? (7)

14 What is the vo­cal ap­pa­ra­tus of the lar­ynx? (7) 15 What is a se­cret po­lit­i­cal clique or fac­tion? (5) 17 Which fa­mil­iar name for a cin­ema was first used by 1930s cin­ema chain owner Os­car Deutsch? (5) 19 Some 6000-year old Egyp­tian beads are the first known use of which metal? (4)

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