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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)

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