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18. ACROSS 12. English nov­el­ist and grand­daugh­ter of the au­thor of Trilby whose books in­clude Ja­maica Inn, Re­becca and French­man’s Creek (2,7) In­for­mal term for di­a­monds (3) 1988 chil­dren’s novel with il­lus­tra­tions by Quentin Blake that was writ­ten by the au­thor of Ge­orge’s Mar­vel­lous Medicine and The BFG (7) Un­til the French Rev­o­lu­tion, one of the tra­di­tional prov­inces of France; also the US “pine tree state” (5) Ac­tress who starred as 40 Down Bucket in Keep­ing Up Ap­pear­ances and the tit­u­lar char­ac­ter in Hetty Wainthropp In­ves­ti­gates (9) Nor­we­gian com­poser who wrote Morn­ing Mood, Ani­tra’s Dance and In the Hall of the Moun­tain King (5) Mytho­log­i­cal Greek son of Clytemnes­tra and Agamem­non (7) 20. Buffy the Vam­pire Slayer ac­tor who later starred in Lit­tle Bri­tain as the prime min­is­ter (4) The −; 1942 novel by No­bel Prizewin­ning au­thor Al­bert Ca­mus (8) 24. An­cient Greek physi­cian re­garded as the fa­ther of medicine; the pre­sumed au­thor of an oath tra­di­tion­ally sworn by med­i­cal stu­dents and grad­u­ates (11) 28. The − Dragon; 1898 chil­dren’s story by The Wind in the Wil­lows au­thor Ken­neth Grahame (9) 30. Di­rec­tor whose no­table works in­clude Cathy Come Home, Kes and The An­gels’ Share (5) Mi­nor con­stel­la­tion bor­dered by Grus, the Sculp­tor and Tu­cana, named af­ter a leg­endary Ara­bian bird (7) Ac­tor who starred in Dempsey and Make­peace with Gly­nis Bar­ber, who later be­came his wife (7) 34. Depart­ment in the Midi-Pyrénées re­gion of France, from which Roque­fort cheese and the Laguiole knife orig­i­nate (7) 36. Spice de­rived from dried, smoked red pep­pers, used to flavour Hun­gar­ian goulash (7) 38. Old French sil­ver coin equal to 20 sous that was su­per­seded by the franc in 1795 (5)

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