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1 Hor­ti­cul­tur­ist and Coun­try Life con­trib­u­tor who cre­ated over 400 gar­dens, many in col­lab­o­ra­tion with ar­chi­tect Sir Ed­win Lu­tyens (6) 5 Bright yel­low spice rich in an­tiox­i­dants, ob­tained from the rhi­zome of a plant in the gin­ger fam­ily (8) 9 English Gothic re­vival ar­chi­tect who de­signed the Al­bert Me­mo­rial in Kens­ing­ton Gar­dens, Lon­don, UK (5) 13 Port­land ____; lime­stone promon­tory off the coast of Dorset with a red-and-white striped light­house (4) 14 _______ Down the Wind; 1959 novella by Mary Hay­ley Bell that was adapted into a film by Bryan Forbes star­ring her daugh­ter (7) 15 Metal­lic chemical el­e­ment in the lan­thanide se­ries, atomic num­ber 63, dis­cov­ered by Eugène-Ana­tole De­marçay in 1896 (8) 16 Me­te­o­ro­log­i­cal in­stru­ment for mea­sur­ing at­mo­spheric pres­sure (9) 17 English ac­tress who starred in The Bor­row­ers mini-se­ries, Cal­en­dar Girls,

Match Point, The Girl and Belle (6) 18 The ____; mag­a­zine founded in 1885 by Thomas Gibson Bowles (4)

20 Prime _______; Lynda La Plante tele­vi­sion drama se­ries star­ring Dame He­len Mir­ren (7) 22 In­for­mal term for the home coun­try of Bri­tish soldiers serv­ing abroad dur­ing the First and Sec­ond World Wars (7) 23 A ma­noeu­vre in fenc­ing to block or de­flect an at­tack by op­pos­ing forte to op­po­nent’s foible (5) 26 Or­gans con­tain­ing alve­oli for trans­port­ing atomic num­ber 8 from the at­mos­phere to the blood­stream and ex­pelling car­bon diox­ide (5) 27 Em­po­rium in Re­gent Street founded in 1875, noted for its hab­er­dash­ery, range of art fabrics and fash­ion (7) 28 The fe­male of the black grouse (4,3)

32 Pies and ____; cook­ery se­ries and book by Paul Hol­ly­wood (4) 33 Of a horse, un­seat its rider or lose a shoe (5)

35 Five in­ter­lock­ing shapes used as the sym­bol of the Olympic Games (5)

36 Bird slightly big­ger than a goldcrest; the male of which sings as part of the col­lec­tive dawn cho­rus dur­ing spring (4)

37 Loose-fit­ting jacket and draw­stringed trousers com­bi­na­tion for sleep­ing and loung­ing in (7)

39 Ac­tor who starred in films in­clud­ing There’s Some­thing About Mary, Meet

the Par­ents and Along Came Polly (7) 41 _____ Mud­der; se­ries of out­door en­durance chal­lenges with mil­i­tarystyle ob­sta­cles over 10-12 miles (5) 44 Of a num­ber, di­vis­i­ble only by it­self and unity; also from the French word for first, a sec­tion in a road cy­cle race en­cour­ag­ing sprints (5) 46 Oily fish used to make roll­mops (7) 47 For­mer name of the In­done­sian is­land Su­lawesi, home of 127 mam­mal species, 79 of which are lo­cal only (7) 50 ___’_ Life Strange; 1972 sin­gle by English band The Moody Blues (3’1) 51 The cap­i­tal of Saskatchewan; also the Latin word for queen (6) 52 El­e­ment and min­eral nutrient es­sen­tial for life found in spinach, kale, fish, cashews, pumpkin seeds and quinoa (9) 55 Apache chief; also a war cry tra­di­tion­ally used by para­troop­ers upon jump­ing from an air­plane (8) 56 Flat disc known as a wink when used to play tid­dly­winks (7) 57 An­other name for a killer whale (4) 58 Wooden shoes such as the tra­di­tional Dutch klom­pen (5) 59 The first post-Sec­ond World War Chan­cel­lor of West Ger­many (8) 60 Units of im­pe­rial weight equal to one-six­teenth of a pound (6)

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2 Genus or Latin name of heathers and heaths (5) 3 Di­rec­tory with a for­mer ad­ver­tis­ing cam­paign in the UK fea­tur­ing the fic­tional fly-fisher JR Hart­ley (6,5) 4 Bri­tish army of­fi­cer who wrote

Seven Pil­lars of Wis­dom (8)

5 The cap­i­tal of Tai­wan (6) 6 Swiss en­tre­pre­neur who founded a ho­tel in Pic­cadilly af­ter his dis­missal as man­ager of the Savoy (4) 7 The planet Venus af­ter sun­set (7,4) 8 2003 film star­ring John Cu­sack loosely based on the con­cept of Agatha Christie’s And Then There

Were None (8) 10 Small­est type of blood ves­sel (9) 11 One of the types of weather phe­nom­ena caused through the for­ma­tion of cu­mu­lonim­bus clouds (7)

12 The _____ Bu­dapest Ho­tel; 2014 Wes An­der­son film star­ring Ralph Fi­ennes (5) 19 Term for a mem­ber of Ox­ford or Cam­bridge Univer­sity par­tic­i­pat­ing in an event such as the boat race (4) 21 Coun­try, cap­i­tal Mon­te­v­ideo (7) 24 Type of chron­i­cle writ­ten by Sa­muel Pepys or Tony Benn (5) 25 Drink of pressed fruit; also a 1998 sin­gle by Jennifer Paige (5) 29 Space on the re­verse of a coin be­low the main de­sign for the date (7) 30 One of the mytho­log­i­cal Ti­tans (5) 31 Avi­a­tor who made the ex­is­tence of world’s tallest wa­ter­fall known (5)

34 A Girl with a ________ ___ 1876 paint­ing by Pierre-Au­guste Renoir (8,3) 36 Item awarded as a booby prize (6,5) 38 Apollo 11 mis­sion com­man­der and first per­son to walk on the moon (9) 40 Film di­rec­tor noted for Me­trop­o­lis (4) 42 Pot­ter noted for pow­der-blue pieces em­bossed with white cameos (8) 43 Ital­ian Re­nais­sance poly­math who cre­ated La Gio­conda (8) 45 Whig and later Lib­eral politi­cian who served twice as prime min­is­ter (7) 48 Elec­tron’s path round a nu­cleus (5) 49 Ac­tor who stars as ma­jor-domo Charles Carson in Down­ton Abbey (6)

53 My _____ Si­las; collection of short sto­ries by HE Bates (5) 54 Ja­panese cit­rus fruit used to add aroma to seafood and soba dishes (4)

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