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1 Comic nov­el­ist who wrote Blott on the Land­scape; which was adapted into a tele­vi­sion se­ries star­ring Ge­orge Cole, Geral­dine James and David Suchet (6) 4 Con­sist­ing of ca­lyces (sepals) and corol­las (petals), the sec­tions of plants func­tion­ing to ef­fect re­pro­duc­tion (7) 8 TV drama­tist whose pro­duc­tions in­clude Pen­nies from Heaven, The Singing De­tec­tive and Cold Lazarus (6) 14 Fish used to flavour Worces­ter­shire sauce, Pa­tum Peperium, bagna cauda, tape­nade, Scotch woodcock and but­ter for red meat such as steak (7) 15 Latin word mean­ing ‘life’ (5) 16 Coun­try, site of the Cliffs of Mo­her and a me­dieval castle with a stone that, ac­cord­ing to leg­end, be­stows the gift of elo­quence if kissed (7) 17 Cur­rency of the coun­try with the cap­i­tal Ph­nom Penh (4) 18 Va­ri­ety of malted wheat bread made by the com­pany fa­mous for an ad­vert fea­tur­ing a boy push­ing a bike up the cob­bles of Gold Hill in Shaftes­bury, Eng­land (7) 19 His­tor­i­cally, a type of tilt­ing tour­na­ment and pageantry in which groups of knights par­tic­i­pated in demon­stra­tions of eques­trian skills (8) 22 Span­ish mu­si­cian noted for his in­ter­pre­ta­tion of Bach’s Six Suites for Un­ac­com­pa­nied Cello, es­pe­cially Suite No 1 in G Ma­jor BWV 1007 (6) 23 French may­on­naise-like sauce flavoured with herbs, cor­ni­chons, capers and 14 Across, served with shred­ded cele­riac/ fen­nel or fil­lets of sole (9) 24 Word di­rect­ing a mu­si­cian to re­turn to bow­ing, typ­i­cally at the end of a pizzi­cato pas­sage (4) 28 In­stru­ment played by Roy Castle in the clos­ing theme to Bri­tish chil­dren’s TV show Record Break­ers ti­tled Ded­i­ca­tion (7) 30 This Is Your Life host who went on to present An­tiques Road­show un­til Fiona Bruce took over in 2008 (5) 31 Province in Canada with a pre­dom­i­nantly French-speak­ing pop­u­la­tion, site of Mon­treal (6) 35 Aus­tralian state, cap­i­tal Bris­bane (10) 36 Com­pe­ti­tion for gun dogs to demon­strate their level of skill and train­ing in re­triev­ing, point­ing, etc (5,5) 38 Greek god of dark­ness, son of Chaos (6) 39 Tra­di­tional hand­ball court game played at Eton Col­lege (5) 40 Artist whose work Les femmes d’Al­ger (Ver­sion ‘O’) was sold at Christie’s, New York, in May this year for $179.4 mil­lion (7) 44 French river ris­ing in the Cévennes moun­tains and flow­ing to Garonne which is spanned by the Millau Viaduct (4) 45 An­i­mal named by Sir David At­ten­bor­ough as one of his 10 favourites he would save from ex­tinc­tion (9)

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