14. 15. 16.
23. ACROSS 1. Yorkshire-born actress with roles in television series including Ever Decreasing Circles with Richard Briers, The Borrowers and Downton Abbey (6) Author of the best-selling book series of all time who later wrote The Casual Vacancy and, under the pen name Robert Galbraith, The Cuckoo’s Calling (7) ______ and 25 Down; Cockney rhyming slang for stairs (6) Asteroid discovered in 1847 named after the Greek goddess of youth and cup-bearer for the gods of Olympus (4) Chemical element, atomic number 3 which is the lightest of the alkali metals (7) Pigment ejected by most species of cephalopod including cuttlefish, octopus and squid in order to confuse a predator and escape (3) Genus or Latin name of holly (4) Writer and former host of Room 101 who is one of the team captains on Have I Got News for You (6) Rule such as that by Pythagoras stating that the square on the hypotenuse of a right-angled triangle is equal in area to the sum of the squares on the other two sides (7) Italian district and the name of the oldest of the four bridges spanning the Grand Canal, mentioned in William Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice (6) King ofWessex who ruled from 802 until his death in 839 (6) The _____; magazine with contributors including physician James Le Fanu and illustrator Raymond Briggs that was launched by Richard Ingrams in 1992 (5) Scottish actor who starred as ObiWan Kenobi in The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith (8) 24. Former Russian chess grandmaster who moved to Paris in 1975 and played for France in the 1984 Olympics (7) 26. Subject of a series of paintings by
Impressionist Edgar Degas (6)