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13. ACROSS 11. Bri­tish nov­el­ist, jour­nal­ist and a team cap­tain on the BBC Ra­dio 4 quiz The Write Stuff whose books in­clude Bird­song and On Green Dol­phin Street (6) Once the fourth-largest lake in the world, a body of wa­ter with a sur­face area and vol­ume that has shrunk by over two-thirds since dis­as­trous ir­ri­ga­tion projects in the 1960s (4,3) As­tro­log­i­cal sign in the zodiac named af­ter the con­stel­la­tion sym­bol­ised by the Twins (6) 14. A ____ in Provence; a 1989 au­to­bi­o­graph­i­cal novel by Peter Mayle that was adapted into a tele­vi­sion se­ries star­ring John Thaw and Lind­say Dun­can (4) The largest city of the US state of New Mex­ico, an­nual host of an in­ter­na­tional hot air bal­loon fi­esta (11) 16. De­sign on ei­ther side of a coin or a medal; also a me­tal or wooden block with a raised char­ac­ter used in let­ter­press print­ing (4) Fas­tener with a he­li­cal thread; mod­ern-day ver­sions of which were de­vised and stan­dard­ised by en­gi­neer Sir Joseph Whit­worth in 1841 (5) 19. Town in Es­sex north of Chelms­ford, birth­place of tex­tile in­dus­tri­al­ist Sa­muel Cour­tauld (9) Poet and ad­viser to Henry VIII who in­tro­duced the son­net into English (5) 25. First name of Matt Groen­ing’s The Simp­sons char­ac­ter voiced by ac­tress Nancy Cartwright (4) 27. I Heard It Through the _________; 1966 Mo­town Records song that was pop­u­larised by Marvin Gaye (9) 29. Science-fic­tion nov­el­ist whose no­table works in­clude the Foun­da­tion se­ries and I, Ro­bot (6) ______ sys­tem; bi­o­log­i­cal pro­cesses of the hu­man body pro­vid­ing re­sis­tance to in­fec­tion, tox­ins and dis­ease (6) 32. Stage name of the en­ter­tainer born Priscilla Maria Veron­ica White whose pop­u­lar TV se­ries in­clude Sur­prise, Sur­prise and Blind Date (5)

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