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Friday - - Mind Games -

11 Au­thor whose first adult novel, Jump­ing the Queue, was pub­lished when she was 70, and who wrote nine more books in­clud­ing The Camomile Lawn and Har­ness­ing Pea­cocks (6) 12 Bulb veg­etable in the fam­ily that in­cludes gar­lic, leeks, chives and shal­lots (5) 13 Sci­ence and study of the mea­sure­ment of 20 Down; also the art of mak­ing 9 Down (8) 14 French word for mush­room (10) 15 Where’s _____?; se­ries of il­lus­trated books for chil­dren cre­ated by Martin Hand­ford based on his red-and­white-striped jumper-wear­ing char­ac­ter (5) 16 Woody stem of the rasp­berry and blackberry plants (4) 17 Ta­masin Day-_____; tele­vi­sion chef and food writer whose cook­ery books in­clude Good Tem­pered Food and Smart Tart (5) 19 Ac­tress who starred in Ed­u­cat­ing Rita, Jake’s Progress, Billy El­liot, Cal­en­dar Girls, Wah-Wah and Mamma Mia! (7) 22 Au­thor noted for le­gal thrillers such as A Time to Kill, The Firm, The Pel­i­can Brief, The Client and Sycamore Row (7) 25 River ris­ing in the Hi­malayas, flow­ing through Bangladesh to the Bay of Ben­gal where it forms the world’s largest delta (6) 26 Ja­panese ad­mi­ral and com­man­derin-chief of the Com­bined Fleet who was re­spon­si­ble for the at­tack on Pearl Har­bor in 1941 (8) 27 Shrub in the olive fam­ily with pan­i­cles of fra­grant bud­dleia-like blooms, Syringa vul­garis (5) 31 Port in Devon, site of the Bri­tan­nia Royal Naval Col­lege, where the Duke of Ed­in­burgh and the Prince of Wales trained (9) 34 Sit­com writer and an­i­mal rights ac­tivist from Liver­pool who cre­ated The Liver Birds, But­ter­flies, Bread and Luv (4) 35 Noc­tur­nal mem­ber of the Canidae fam­ily with a di­verse habi­tat rang­ing from ru­ral to ur­ban ar­eas, bi­no­mial or Latin name Vulpes vulpes (3,3) 37 Physi­cist and math­e­ma­ti­cian re­mem­bered for his dis­cov­ery

of grav­ity, three laws of mo­tion and con­tri­bu­tions to­wards the devel­op­ment of cal­cu­lus (6)

38 Maglia ____; Ital­ian name for the pink jer­sey worn by the leader of the gen­eral clas­si­fi­ca­tion in the Giro d’Italia (4) 39 County town on the River Soar (9) 41 _____ hair; very fine va­ri­ety of pasta also called capellini (5) 42 In­ner ________; ar­chi­pel­ago com­pris­ing is­lands in­clud­ing Coll, Eigg, Jura, Mull and Skye (8) 44 Long-han­dled stick for play­ing cro­quet or polo (6) 47 Dessert of meringue served with fresh cream and sea­sonal berries (7) 50 Sys­tem of vi­o­lently-de­struc­tive winds spi­ralling in­wards to an area of low baro­met­ric pres­sure (7) 51 Atomic num­ber of the chem­i­cal el­e­ment neodymium (5) 54 Veg­e­tar­ian food served with in­gre­di­ents such as soba noo­dles, edamame beans and miso (4) 55 Chess pieces that can move hor­i­zon­tally, ver­ti­cally and through any num­ber of un­oc­cu­pied squares (5) 57 Rus­sian-born dancer and chore­og­ra­pher who co-founded the New York City Bal­let (10) 59 Chan­nel Is­land with the cap­i­tal St Peter Port; a breed of dairy cat­tle; or a tra­di­tional style of navy jer­sey (8) 60 Ja­panese dish of vine­gared rice, sashimi and finely-sliced veg­eta­bles wrapped in nori (5) 61 2012 sci­ence-fic­tion thriller star­ring Bruce Wil­lis (6)

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