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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)

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