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ACROSS 1. Ac­tor who starred in the 1974 film Mur­der on the Ori­ent Ex­press and later tele­vi­sion pro­duc­tions in­clud­ing The Green Man, A Rather English Mar­riage and My Un­cle Si­las (6) 4. His­tor­i­cally, a young noble­man act­ing as an at­ten­dant to a knight or in train­ing for a knight­hood (7) 8. Artist in­flu­enced by Kate Greenaway and Mar­garet Tarrant who is best known for her Flower Fairies se­ries of books and il­lus­tra­tions (6) 14. Hench­woman played by Caro­line Munro in The Spy Who Loved Me who gets blown up in her he­li­copter by a mis­sile launched by Bond (5) 15. The sci­en­tific study of or­gan­isms in re­la­tion to their phys­i­cal en­vi­ron­ment (7) 16. Welsh ac­tor who starred as James Her­riot in the tele­vi­sion se­ries All Crea­tures Great and Small (7) 17. Literary work, such as a poem, in the form of a let­ter or se­ries of let­ters (7) 18. Woven fab­ric with a pat­tern of di­ag­o­nal par­al­lel ribs, such as tweed or denim (5) 19. Nov­el­ist who wrote Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pa­cific Crest Trail (7) 20. _____frock; linen over­gar­ment that was tra­di­tion­ally worn by agri­cul­tural work­ers in the south of Eng­land and parts of Wales (5) 22. Just _______; first in a se­ries of books by Rich­mal Cromp­ton (7) 24. Also known as the De­mon Star, a vari­able star in the con­stel­la­tion Perseus that was the first known eclips­ing bi­nary (5) 30. Mix­ture of beaten egg whites and su­gar baked un­til crisp, used as the base of desserts in­clud­ing pavlova and Eton mess (8) 32. Branch of math­e­mat­ics that stud­ies the re­la­tions be­tween the sides and an­gles of tri­an­gles (12) 36. Au­thor’s con­clud­ing words; also a brief stanza con­clud­ing a bal­lade (5) 37. County that was di­vided into six uni­tary au­thor­i­ties in 1998, site of the world’s old­est and largest oc­cu­pied cas­tle and of a race­course founded by Queen Anne in 1711 (9) 38. In­for­mal term for a fall from a horse

or bi­cy­cle; also a thin strip of pa­per or wood for light­ing a can­dle or fire (5) 39. Rock vo­cal band orig­i­nally con­sist­ing of three brothers, a cousin and a school­mate who re­leased the al­bum Pet Sounds in 1966 (3,5,4) 40. Fol­low­ing a 2.4-mile swim and a 112-mile bike ride, the third and fi­nal event in an Iron­man triathlon (8) 42. El­iz­a­beth _____; cook­ery writer who rev­o­lu­tionised Bri­tish cook­ery when she in­tro­duced Mediter­ranean foods such as gar­lic, av­o­ca­dos, cour­gettes, aubergines, pep­pers and olive oil to kitchens in the 1950s-60s (5) 44. Scot­tish sailor who spent four years as a cast­away on an un­in­hab­ited is­land af­ter quar­relling with his cap­tain; said to be the in­spi­ra­tion for Daniel De­foe’s Robin­son Cru­soe (7) 46. The le­git­i­mate son of Glouces­ter in Shakespeare’s King Lear (5) 52. In showjump­ing, the in­stance of a horse stop­ping short, run­ning aside or duck­ing out of an ob­sta­cle (7) 54. Caffè _____; bev­er­age con­sist­ing of a shot of espresso blended with drink­ing choco­late and hot milk (5) 55. Mol­luscs served raw in half of their shells with mignonette sauce (7) 57. Bri­tish nov­el­ist who wrote The Shrimp and the 47 Down, The Go-Be­tween and Fa­cial Jus­tice (7) 58. Coun­try with the cap­i­tal Za­greb (7) 59. The _____; first con­tem­po­rary novel writ­ten by Cotswolds-born au­thor Joanna Trol­lope (5) 60. Jo ______; busi­ness­woman who sold her brand of lux­ury fra­grances and can­dles to Estée Lauder in 1999 (6) 61. Academy Award-win­ning ac­tor who starred in The Grad­u­ate, Kramer vs Kramer, Toot­sie and Rain Man (7) 62. Veg­etable finely chopped with onions and car­rots to make mire­poix (6)

DOWN 1. Veg­etable in the 62 Across fam­ily (6) 2. Chem­i­cal el­e­ment, atomic no 41, named af­ter the daugh­ter of Tan­talus (7) 3. Nov­el­ist who wrote Mid­dle­march (5) 5. Drink of fresh fruit puréed with yo­gurt and some­times other in­gre­di­ents such as matcha tea or honey (8) 6. Of or re­lat­ing to a wife (7) 7. Jersey _____; va­ri­ety of new po­tato (5) 9. _______ of the Fleet; high­est rank of the Bri­tish Royal Navy (7) 10. The jack in bowls (5) 11. The cap­i­tal of Saudi Ara­bia (6) 12. Su­per­giant and bright­est star in the con­stel­la­tion Cygnus (5) 13. In­for­mal term for a se­cret hoard (5) 21. For­mer French coin equal to one hun­dredth of a franc (7) 23. The Latin name for Eng­land (6) 25. Largest and fastest liv­ing land bird (7) 26. _______ In­ter­na­tional; or­gan­i­sa­tion founded by Peter Be­nen­son in 1961 that was awarded the 1977 No­bel Peace Prize for its cam­paign to pro­tect the hu­man rights of pris­on­ers of con­science (7) 27. Isle of _______; penin­sula in Dorset, site of Corfe Cas­tle (7) 28. Also called the patella, part of the body prone to in­jury dur­ing run­ning due to tight­ness of the il­i­otib­ial band (7) 29. In me­te­o­rol­ogy, sys­tem of ro­tat­ing winds also called a de­pres­sion (7) 31 . French _______; the Côte d’Azur (7) 33. Steam en­gine char­ac­ter and pro­tag­o­nist in Starlight Ex­press (5) 34. Condi­ment for roast beef (7) 35. Poet and sur­geon whose tale Peter Grimes formed the ba­sis for Ben­jamin Brit­ten’s opera by the same name (6) 41. Tra­di­tional af­ter­noon meal of scones, clot­ted cream and jam (5,3) 43. Hor­mone that reg­u­lates glu­cose (7) 45. Start of a foot­ball match (4-3) 47. Plant of the but­ter­cup fam­ily (7) 48. Au­thor of the Poldark nov­els (6) 49. Keith _____; cook­ery au­thor and one of the first celebrity chefs (5) 50. Birth­stone for Novem­ber (5) 51. Bird also called a fish hawk (6) 53. Of an an­i­mal, liv­ing in the wild (5) 54. Acro­nym for an astro­nom­i­cal body pro­posed as an ex­pla­na­tion for the pres­ence of dark mat­ter in ga­lac­tic haloes (1,1,1,1,1) 56. For­mer cur­rency of Ecuador (5)

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