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21. ACROSS 1. Kenyan-born Bri­tish evo­lu­tion­ary bi­ol­o­gist and au­thor whose books in­clude The Self­ish Gene (7) Pen name of the English nov­el­ist who wrote The Day of the Trif­fids, The Kraken Wakes, The Chrysalids, The Mid­wich Cuck­oos and Chocky (7) With English sci­en­tist Charles Wheat­stone, the co-in­ven­tor of an early elec­tri­cal tele­graph sys­tem (5) Named af­ter the Ro­man god­dess of love and beauty, planet or­bit­ing be­tween Earth and Mer­cury with no nat­u­ral satel­lite (5) Ir­ish nov­el­ist, poet and play­wright whose no­table works in­clude The Vicar of Wake­field, The De­serted Vil­lage, The Good-Natur’d Man and She Stoops to Con­quer (9) Prong of an antler; unit of weight for di­a­monds equal to 1/100 of 33 Across; or the sharp end of a sword (5) Small tile or block used in the con­struc­tion of a mo­saic (7) In her­aldry, tinc­ture with the colour blue (5) Lawyer-turned-nov­el­ist and short story writer who cre­ated 36 Down (7) Au­thor of Three Men in a Boat (6) In ge­om­e­try, a plane fig­ure with five straight sides and five an­gles (8) Daily, weekly or monthly edi­tion of a news­pa­per or mag­a­zine (5) 24. _____ Rose; sauce served with seafood such as prawns, also called Thou­sand Is­land dress­ing (5) 26. In Ro­man and clas­si­cal mythol­ogy, a hero of su­per­hu­man strength who per­formed 12 im­mense labours (8) 28. Man­ager of Stoke City FC (6) 31. ____ the En­gine; Oliver Post­gate’s se­ries for chil­dren based on a fic­tional char­ac­ter who lived in the “Top left-hand cor­ner of Wales” (4) Given name of the pho­tog­ra­pher, an­i­mal-rights cam­paigner and au­thor of a num­ber of books on veg­e­tar­ian cook­ery who was mar­ried to Paul Mc­Cart­ney (5) Unit of weight for mea­sur­ing gem­stones and pearls (5)

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