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ACROSS 11. English author who wrote the trilogy of semi-autobiographical novels set in the Oxfordshire countryside, Lark Rise to Candleford (8) 12. Discovered by Christiaan Huygens in 1655, the largest moon of Saturn (5) 13. Covering approximately 20.4 per cent of earth’s total land area and with the highest point at Mount Kilimanjaro, the second-largest of the world’s continents (6) 14. Irish playwright, Nobel laureate and co-founder of the Fabian Society and the London School of Economics who wrote Man and Superman and Pygmalion (4) 15. Rising to 3,970m, a mountain in the Bernese Alps of Switzerland with an infamous north face nicknamed Mordwand, or wall of death (5) 16. Collective noun for a group of peacocks and the term for the male’s attitude of display (5) 17. Trick-taking card game based on whist; a motorcycle without a sidecar; or a flight, musical composition or sporting activity executed unaccompanied (4) 18. _____ provocateur; person employed by the police or a spy hired to entice another into committing an illegal act (5) 20. One of the most toxic substances known, atomic number 94; 112 tonnes of which are stored in the UK, the largest stockpile in the world (9) 23. Common name of the thorax, site of the scapula and sternum (5) 26. Two-time Academy Awardwinning actress who starred in films including Roman Holiday, Breakfast at Tiffany’s and My Fair Lady (7) 27. An electrode through which electric current flows into a device (5) 28. A score of 100 runs in cricket; a company of 80 or 100 men in the ancient Roman army; or a 100-mile recreational bicycle ride (7) 32. The scientific study of caves (10) 34. Former republic that included Croatia, Serbia and Slovenia (10) 35. City on the Severn with a cathedral that was used in some scenes of the Harry Potter film series (10)