COM­PLETE THE CROSSWORD AND WIN A CROSS PEN

Friday - - Mind Games -

So­lu­tions will be given next week. Last date for en­tries is Fe­bru­ary 25. The win­ner and the names of those who got all an­swers cor­rect will be an­nounced on March 7. Win­ner of Fe­bru­ary 7 crossword: Aadarsh Jayadeep, PO Box 37888, Dubai.

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Fri­day, PO Box 6519, Dubai, UAE or fax your en­tries to 04 342 1527

ACROSS 9 Best-sell­ing crime au­thor who wrote the In­spec­tor Wex­ford se­ries of nov­els and books in­clud­ing Van­ity Dies Hard and The Wa­ter’s Lovely (7) 10 Artist noted for his se­ries of paint­ings in var­i­ous light­ing and weather con­di­tions of sin­gle sub­jects such as po­plars, haystacks, wa­ter lilies and his gar­den in Giverny (5) 11 Stretch­ing from the left ven­tri­cle of the heart to the ab­domen, the largest artery in the hu­man body (5) 13 Va­ri­ety of béchamel flavoured with Gruyère, used to ac­com­pany foods such as cod, had­dock, broc­coli or cau­li­flower (6) 14 Prue _____; restau­ra­teur, caterer, cook­ery writer and for­mer Great

Bri­tish Menu judge who founded a school of food 1975 (5) 15 Fine wool used for pash­mi­nas (8) 16 The ____; 1907 oil and gold leaf on can­vas by Gus­tav Klimt or an 1889 mar­ble sculp­ture by Au­guste Rodin (4) 17 The sec­ond-largest of the Orkney Is­lands, site of the UK’s tallest sea stack (3) 18 Acro­nym of the name of an or­gan­i­sa­tion that was formed to pro­vide en­ter­tain­ment for the Bri­tish Armed Forces dur­ing the Sec­ond WorldWar (1,1,1,1) 19 Set­tle­ment such as Cwm­bran (3,4) 22 Es­tab­lished in 1887, a Bri­tish man­u­fac­turer of sta­tionery and leather ac­ces­sories with the for­mer cre­ative di­rec­tor be­ing Samantha Cameron (8) 25 Ac­cord­ing to Greek mythol­ogy, son of the king of Iol­cos in Thes­saly who aban­doned his wife Medea in favour of Creusa (5) 26 French city on the Loire, birth­place of Jules Verne (6) 28 One of the 17,508 is­lands of In­done­sia, cap­i­tal Denpasar (4) 30 Span­ish em­press of France 1853–70, wife of Napoleon III (7) 32 English name of a city on the coast of Zealand is­land, site of Kronborg Cas­tle where Shake­speare’s Ham­let is set (8) 34 Or­ange gi­ant in the north­ern hemi­sphere and bright­est star in the con­stel­la­tion Boötes (8)

36 Chemical el­e­ment, atomic num­ber 39, dis­cov­ered in a Swedish vil­lage by Jo­hann Gadolin in 1794 (7) 38 The ____ with the Dragon Tat­too; the first book in the Mil­len­nium se­ries tril­ogy by late Swedish au­thor Stieg Lars­son (4) 39 State cap­i­tal of New York (6) 41 Czech nov­el­ist who wrote in Ger­man, whose life has been doc­u­mented in a se­ries of bi­ogra­phies by Reiner Stach (5) 43 Wa­ter sports col­lec­tively (8) 45 Nov­el­ist who wrote a tril­ogy com­pris­ing Trou­bles, The Siege of Kr­ish­na­pur and The Sin­ga­pore Grip (7) 47 Ath­lete who in 1985 be­came the first man to run 1,500m in un­der 3min 30 sec­onds and who is now the BBC’s main ath­let­ics com­men­ta­tor (4) 49 It Shouldn’t Hap­pen to a ___; 1972 book by James Her­riot (3) 50 Ar­moured ve­hi­cle with early pro­to­types in­clud­ing Lit­tle Wil­lie and Mother (4) 52 French ap­pe­tiser com­pris­ing a se­lec­tion of raw sea­sonal veg­eta­bles with a dip­ping sauce (8) 54 Bri­tish 1980s sit­com based on the fic­tional char­ac­ter Ti­mothy Lums­den (5) 55 Ger­man as­tronomer whose anal­y­sis of Ty­cho Brahe’s ob­ser­va­tions led him to dis­cover three laws of plan­e­tary mo­tion (6) 56 An­nual ex­hi­bi­tion of the work of liv­ing artists that was held in Paris (5) 57 Un­der­ground lair of a fox (5) 58 Type of boat de­picted in sev­eral paint­ings by John Singer Sar­gent (7)

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1 Genus of the pineap­ple (6) 2 Col­lec­tive noun for a flock of quail or a group of otters (4) 3 Spa town in York­shire through which cy­clists par­tic­i­pat­ing in the first stage of the 2014 Tour de France will pass (6) 4 Name of the tril­ogy men­tioned in 45 Across (6) 5 Fa­ther of the Tro­jan hero Ae­neas (8) 6 Pyra­mi­dal group of ri­fles (5) 7 Mu­si­cal di­rected by Sir Trevor Nunn that was in­spired by a collection of po­ems by TS Eliot (4) 8 Au­thor of the Just Wil­liam se­ries (8) 9 El­e­ment be­tween ruthe­nium and pal­la­dium on the pe­ri­odic ta­ble (7) 12 Pro­jec­tile with a set of fletch­ings (5) 17 Au­thor whose novel The Glass Bead

Game earned him the 1946 No­bel Prize in Lit­er­a­ture (5) 20 The cur­rent Bri­tish na­tional record­holder for the hep­tathlon and in­door pen­tathlon (5) 21 Can­died stalk of a plant in the pars­ley fam­ily used in cake dec­o­ra­tion (8) 23 Curled piece of cit­rus zest (5) 24 Sec­ond and last city in the world to be de­stroyed by nu­clear at­tack (8) 25 Spin­ning _____; ma­chine in­vented by James Har­g­reaves, op­posed by the Lud­dites (5) 27 Mon­e­tary unit of Ice­land (5) 29 Month in which cuck­oos typ­i­cally ar­rive in the UK af­ter win­ter­ing in Africa, re­garded as a har­bin­ger of spring (5) 31 In cricket, a run scored from a bye, leg bye, no-ball or wide (5) 33 Book by Auschwitz- and Buchen­wald-sur­vivor Elie Wiesel (5) 35 Word link­ing blue and fern (5) 37 In phi­lately, a stamp hinge (5) 40 Largest of the ter­rier breeds (8) 42 An­other term for sil­vi­cul­ture (8) 44 SI unit of lu­mi­nous in­ten­sity (7) 46 French town noted for pro­duc­tion of ta­pes­tries in the Mid­dle Ages (5) 48 Au­thor of the Worst Witch sto­ries (6)

49 The ______; opera by Philip Glass (6) 50 Fa­ther of Cer­berus and Chimera (6) 51 Wil­low species used in basketry (5) 53 Prong of a fork, rake or antler (4) 55 District on the Hawai­ian Big Is­land where the Iron­manWorld Cham­pi­onship is held an­nu­ally (4)

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