COMPLETE THE CROSSWORD AND WIN A CROSS PEN
11 Academy Award-winning actor married to Arthur Miller’s daughter whose films include The Last of the Mohicans, The Boxer and Lincoln (3-5) 12 Tavistock-born Elizabethan mariner and explorer despised by the Spanish who was the first Englishman to circumnavigate the globe (5) 13 City in Thuringia where Johann Sebastian Bach, JohannWolfgang von Goethe, Wassily Kandinsky, Franz Liszt, Richard Strauss and Richard Wagner once resided (6) 14 The Mysterious Mr ____; collection of short stories by Agatha Christie, first published in 1930 (4) 15 Chemical _______; any one of 118 known substances distinguished by an atomic number; 98 of which occur naturally on earth (7) 16 Fictional village in a long-running radio soap opera with the opening theme Barwick Green (8) 17 _____ the Dragon; 1973 Bruce Lee movie released six days after his death (5) 18 English equestrian known as “The Long Fellow” whose victories include nine wins at Epsom Derby and being crowned champion jockey 11 times between 1960 and 1982 (7) 20 Rope for towing a dinghy or fastening it to a quay (7) 24 Generic name for a wild, scrambling, usually prickly shrub such as the blackberry bush, raspberry, dewberry and boysenberry plants (7) 26 Simone _______; Italian painter (7) 27 English architect and stage designer influenced by Andrea Palladio whose notable buildings include the Queen’s House, Greenwich and the Banqueting Hall, Whitehall (5) 31 Russian city in which novelist Fyodor Dostoyevsky served four years of exile with hard labour (4) 33 Italian explorer who sailed in his ship Matthew from Bristol in 1497 in search of Asia but landed on the mainland of North America, making him the first European to do so (5) 34 Bundle of axons providing a pathway for the transmission of millions of neurons conveying electrochemical impulses to the brain or spinal cord (5) 35 Pen name of the French novelist who wrote Pêcheur d’Islande ( An Iceland Fisherman) (4) Solutions will be given next week. Last date for entries is February 18. The winner and the names of those who got all answers correct will be announced on February 28. Winner of January 31 crossword: Michael Plaugmann PO Box 49499, Dubai.
36 White patch between the nostrils of some horses and ponies (4) 37 2008 novel by Dick Francis (5) 39 _____ tartare; dish of finely chopped beef, shallots, cornichons and capers served topped with an egg yolk (5) 40 One of the Channel Islands (4) 41 _____−head; band whose albums include Pablo Honey, The Bends, OK Computer and The King of Limbs (5) 42 Leading film-maker and son of a prime minister whose works include A Cottage on Dartmoor, Pygmalion, The Millionairess and The VIPs (7) 43 Astronomer Royal from 1742-62 who discovered the aberration of light and nutation of the earth’s axis (7) 47 Artist noted for use of brilliant colour in works such as The Green Donkey and The Blue Circus (7) 49 Neuro−_______; section of the human skull housing the encephalon (7) 50 Legislator whose code of laws prescribed death for trivial crimes (5) 54 Egg dish with regional variations including the frittata and tortilla (8) 56 The non-magical people in JK Rowling’s Harry Potter series (7) 58 Small safety device with standard ratings including 3A, 5A and 13A (4) 59 Mythological Fate responsible for spinning the thread of human life (6) 60 Aunt _____; character played by Una Stubbs in the series Worzel Gummidge (5) 61 Rubber used to make wetsuits and overshoes for road cycling (8)
1 Planet with the moon Titan (6) 2 ________ Palace; seat of the Dukes of Marlborough in Woodstock, Oxford (8) 3 Cloth used for country clothing (5) 4 Series of French comics created by René Goscinny and Albert Uderzo (7) 5 Member of the Monty Python and The Rutles troupe (4) 6 Dessert of puff pastry baked over a layer of caramelised apples, served fruit-side up (5,5) 7 French artist noted for his depictions of ballerinas and racecourse scenes (5) 8 New town inWales, north of Newport, south of Abergavenny (7) 9 Island country with the capital Suva (4) 10 ______ dance; sequence of movements performed by a honeybee as a form of communication (6) 19 The Selfish _____; one of the stories in Oscar Wilde’s collection for children The Happy Prince and Other Tales (5) 21 Rice _______; pasta-like strips used as one of the main ingredients in pad Thai and laksa dishes (7) 22 Naturally occurring sugar; a vital source of energy for the brain (7) 23 Breathing tube twinned with a mask for swimming face down (7) 25 Country with the capital Bucharest (7) 28 Muse of music, daughter of Zeus (7) 29 Capital of the country Georgia (7) 30 1992 Lynda La Plante series starring Brenda Fricker and Josette Simon (7) 32 Author noted for his stories featuring characters including Mowgli, RikkiTikki-Tavi and Shere Khan (7) 38 The City of London (informal) (6,4) 39 Fabric used to make pointe shoes (5) 44 Town next to the M25 (8) 45 1986 Oliver Stone Vietnam film (7) 46 Game played on ice with brooms (7) 48 Beekeeper and former RSPB president who presents Springwatch and Autumnwatch (6) 51 One of the trigonometric functions (6) 52 Constellation containing part of the Large Magellanic Cloud (5) 53 Cravat-like tie worn with a pin (5) 55 ____ Stay Together; Al Green song that features in Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction (4) 57 Artist noted for his The Disasters ofWar and Black Paintings series of works (4)