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ACROSS 1 English ar­chi­tect who re­designed the Houses of Par­lia­ment and added the clock tower of Big Ben with Au­gus­tus Pu­gin fol­low­ing its de­struc­tion by fire in 1834 (5) 4 _________ Square; pub­lic space in cen­tral Lon­don used as a gath­er­ing place for New Year’s Eve cel­e­bra­tions (9) 9 Ac­tor who made his last ap­pear­ance as the Doc­tor in Doc­tor Who on Christ­mas Day in 2013 (5) 14 Adult male swans; stout types of horses with strong bones; lumps of coal; or round loaves of bread (4) 15 In­stru­ment used be­fore the de­vel­op­ment of the sex­tant to make as­tro­nom­i­cal mea­sure­ments (9)

16 The Com­edy of ______; Shake­speare’s play based on mis­taken iden­tity (6) 17 Un­cle ______; Only Fools and Horses char­ac­ter por­trayed by Buster Mer­ry­field with the catch­phrase “Dur­ing the war...” (6) 18 Ever­green tree in the ma­hogany fam­ily also called In­dian lilac, cul­ti­vated as a source of oil for the hair and skin, Azadirachta indica (4) 19 The study and in­ter­pre­ta­tion of an­cient in­scrip­tions (9) 21 Coun­try in which Fontina cheese, panet­tone and 40 Across are tra­di­tion­ally pro­duced (5)

23 The Em­peror’s New _______; English name of a folk tale by Dan­ish au­thor Hans Chris­tian An­der­sen (7) 24 Straw­berry-grow­ing and cheese-pro­duc­ing vil­lage in the Sedge­moor re­gion of Somerset, site of the largest gorge in the UK (7) 28 Also called a planchet, a plain metal disc from which a coin is made (4) 30 One of the nine ar­eas in Cluedo where a mur­der can take place (6,4) 32 Night_____; com­mon name of a fam­ily of flow­er­ing plants that in­cludes aubergines, chill­ies, pota­toes, sweet pep­pers and toma­toes (5) 35 Coun­try bor­dered by Mex­ico, Belize, the Caribbean Sea, Hon­duras and El Sal­vador (9) 36 Com­mon name of a peren­nial plant in the mint fam­ily with aro­matic leaves, Melissa of­fic­i­nalis (5,4)

39 Cap­i­tal of the land­locked coun­try for­merly called White Rus­sia (5) 40 Cheese used in the clas­sic Ital­ian dish in­salata cap­rese (10) 41 River in Hamp­shire, flow­ing from Ashe to Southamp­ton, that fea­tures in Water­ship Down (4) 43 Czech com­poser noted for works in­clud­ing The Bartered Bride and Má

Vlast ( My Home­land) (7) 45 City on the east bank of the Niger River; also a 1991 novel by French No­bel lau­re­ate JMG Le Clézio (7) 47 Ce­real grain from which bul­gar and semolina are pro­duced (5) 51 One of the terms used to de­scribe lit­er­a­ture deal­ing with the lives and leg­ends of saints (9) 53 A branch line of a rail­way; pro­jec­tion from a moun­tain ridge; or a pro­tu­ber­ance at­tached to the heel of an eques­trian rid­ing boot (4) 54 Long-han­dled wooden stick used in polo or cro­quet (6)

57 Ever De­creas­ing Cir­cles ac­tress who

now stars in Down­ton Abbey as the char­ac­ter Iso­bel Craw­ley (6)

58 Com­mon name of the city in which the an­nual Great North Run starts (9)

59 Sub­stance with a pH less than 7, able to turn blue lit­mus paper red (4)

60 The White _____; 2013 tele­vi­sion drama se­ries based on Philippa Gre­gory’s The Cousins’ War nov­els (5)

61 Mytho­log­i­cal Greek hero, brother of Menelaus (9)

62 Aus­trian psy­chol­o­gist and psy­chi­a­trist who in­tro­duced the con­cept of the in­fe­ri­or­ity com­plex (5) DOWN 2 Ring-shaped reef of 34 Down (5) 3 Di­rec­tor noted for­Women in Love and

The Who’s Tommy (7) 5 An­other name for vi­ta­min A (7) 6 Of a dish, served with spinach; also a bis­cuit of nuts and pre­served fruit, coated on one side with choco­late (10)

7 ____frog; game of vault­ing over a per­son’s back (4)

8 The largest city in Syria (6)

10 The Lit­tle _______; Hans Chris­tian An­der­sen’s fairy tale Den lille havfrue (7)

11 _____­wood; sci-fi tele­vi­sion se­ries based on a group of alien hunters (5) 12 SI-de­rived units of power equal to one joule per sec­ond (5) 13 Song fromWalt Dis­ney’s 1937 film

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (5-2) 20 Or­gan stud­ied by a car­di­ol­o­gist (5) 22 El­e­ment chem­i­cally re­lated to se­le­nium and sul­phur, atomic no 52 (9) 25 South­ern­most re­gion of Spain (9) 26 James _____; pro­tag­o­nist in Robert Muchamore’s Cherub se­ries (5) 27 As­tronomer whose stud­ies led him to con­clude that Mars was in­hab­ited (6) 29 The keys of a piano (5) 31 City and re­gion of New Zealand (6) 33 Rid­ing −−; set of clothes in­clud­ing a long skirt and tai­lored jacket for trav­el­ling sidesad­dle (5) 34 Pink­ish or red ma­te­rial made from the skele­tons of a type of ma­rine an­i­mal, used as a pre­cious gem (5) 37 Al­lotropic form of atomic no 8 present in the at­mos­phere (5) 38 Liv­ing part of a bi­o­log­i­cal cell (10)

42 A Short His­tory of _______; 2011 book by jour­nal­ist Si­mon Jenk­ins (7) 44 Flo­ral em­blem of Scot­land (7) 46 Char­ac­ter in Ham­let who fea­tures in the gravedig­ger scene (7) 48 English pi­anist who hosts the an­nual New Year’s Eve show Hoo­te­nanny (7) 49 Dairy-based bev­er­age flavoured with cin­na­mon or nut­meg (6) 50 Form of fos­silised tree resin (5) 52 Lit­er­ary good­bye (5) 55 Size of let­ter in typewrit­ing equal to 12 char­ac­ters to the inch (5) 56 The Lif­fey ____; an­nual race held in Dublin; also a paint­ing by Ir­ish artist Jack But­ler Yeats (4)

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