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21. ACROSS 1. Stage and screen actress whose roles include Susan Harper in the sitcom My Family and Quidditch coach Madam Hooch in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (9) Also called the whale, constellation containing the variable star Mira, near Pisces and Aquarius (5) The E string of a violin; also a sequence of five cards in piquet (5) Spanish historical ballad; also a group of languages descended from Latin including Catalan, French, Italian and Portuguese. (7) Venus _______; species of carnivorous plant feeding mainly on insects (7) The US ‘gem state’ (5) Garment with styles including mini, midi, maxi, shift, shirt and tea (5) Liverpudlian-born businessman and impresario who discovered The Beatles and managed Gerry and the Pacemakers and Cilla Black (7) Welsh Academy Award-winning actor who starred in a series of films as Thomas Harris’s character Hannibal Lecter (7) Baked food based on flour, butter and water with varieties choux, filo, flaky, puff and shortcrust (6) City on the Klyazma River; also the given name of the current president of Russia (8) Bulb related to chives, garlic, leeks and shallots, used as a vegetable (5) 24. Largest moon of Saturn and secondlargest in the Solar System after Jupiter’s Ganymede (5) 26. German poet, playwright and proponent of the Sturm und Drang movement who wrote The Robbers, Don Carlos and William Tell (8) 28. English mathematician and codebreaker during the Second World War, considered to be the father of artificial intelligence and computer science (6) Member of a Quechuan people of Peru who established an empire before the Spanish conquest (4) Where’s _____?; series of books for children created by English author and illustrator Martin Handford (5)