Crosswords and puzzles
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ACROSS 11. World number 3 player of 49 Down who defeated Roger Federer in men’s singles at the London 2012 Olympic Games, making him the first British champion in over 100 years (6) 12. Actress who starred as Roberta in the 1970 film adaptation of E Nesbit’s 1905 novel The Railway Children (7) 13. Potato snacks of which the Walkers company produces an estimated 11 million bags daily (6) 14. English chemist-turned-novelist who wrote the Strangers and Brothers series of books (4) 15. The science of sound (9) 16. City on the Japanese island of Honshu with one of the oldest shrines in existence; host of the 1998 Winter Olympic Games (6) 17. From the Spanish literally meaning “sauce”, a piquant dip of tomatoes, chilli peppers and onions (5) 19. Light, sugary confection forming part of a baked Alaska, pavlova, Eton mess or queen of puddings (8) 21. Cow under the age of three before she has borne a calf (6) 23. Word linking blue and pastry (6) 25. Geometric figure with nine sides and
nine angles (7) 27. The national flower of Mexico (6) 29. _________ in Seattle; 1993 film starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan (9) 31. Roman deity of orchard fruits (6) 32. Any of the eight horizontal rows of a chessboard; also the industrialist who founded the film company with the Gongman trademark (4) 34. ____ fruit; a hybrid of a grapefruit
and a tangerine (4) 36. Borough in Berkshire, subject of a
1937 poem by Sir John Betjeman (6) 37. In anatomy, the common name for
the human talus (5,4) 40. Style of frilly cloth bonnet with a ribbon band worn by women in the 18th and early 19th centuries (3,3) 41. Loudspeaker designed to reproduce
high audio frequencies (7)