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1 Cook­ery books are full of ’em! (7)

8 Will ___, com­edy ac­tor who played the ti­tle role in An­chor­man 2: The

Leg­end Con­tin­ues, which also starred 7D (7) 11 Earl Grey, eg (3) 12 Farm­house cooker (3) 13 Hot choco­late drink (5) 14 Daniel ___, Bond ac­tor who starred with 7D in

Cow­boys & Aliens (5)

16 Tier (5) 17 Arm hinge (5)

18 Book of maps (5) 19 Fourth month (5) 21 In­ter­na­tional dis­tress call (1,1,1)

22 ___ Lee Jones, 7D’s co-star in The Fugi­tive (5) 24 Bugs, creepy-crawlies (7) 26 Bronzed (of skin) (9) 27 Am­s­ter­dam flower? (5) 29 Takes on for work (7) 32 __ Jones, ar­chae­ol­o­gist and ad­ven­turer played by 7D in four films, with a fifth due in 2020! (7) 35 Be­gan (7)

37 Sa­muel L ___, film star who ap­peared with 7D in Pa­triot Games (7) 39 Palm tree fruit (7) 40 Pi­ano per­for­mance, eg (7) 42 ___ down, got mar­ried and had chil­dren, etc (7) 45 Chooses, picks (7) 48 Shriek in fear (6)

49 Not per­ma­nent (9) 51 More flavour­some (7) 53 Ma­niac, mad­man (7) 56 Curved line (3) 57 Fe­male deer (3) 59 Euro­pean coun­try, cap­i­tal Madrid (5) 60 Go in (5) 62 Flowed back (5) 64 Queen’s favourite dog breed (5) 65 Ac­cord­ing to the well­known say­ing, a cat has nine of ’em! (5) 66 Meadow (3) 67 Re­gret (3)

68 Baby swan (6) 69 Spicy tomato-based sauce – or lively Latin Amer­i­can dance! (5)

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1 Proof of pur­chase (7) 2 Go by bike (5) 3 Ladies’ man (7) 4 Se­ries of films with 7D as Han Solo, the most re­cent of which – The Force

Awak­ens – looks like his last (4,4) 5 Gen­tle­men’s suit­maker, eg (6) 6 ___ Old­man, 7D’s co-star in Air Force

One and Para­noia (4) 7 & 47D Hol­ly­wood su­per­star whose lat­est film, Blade Runner 2049, is out this week (pic­tured) (8,4)

8 Form of foot­ball, played on a smaller pitch, with a to­tal of 10 play­ers in­volved in the game at any one time (4-1-4) 9 Re­mem­bers (7) 10 School fi­nals, eg (5) 15 Win­dow pane ma­te­rial (5) 20 ___ Nee­son, Ir­ish film ac­tor who starred with 7D in K-19: The Wi­d­ow­maker (4) 23 Fun­gus that grows on rot­ting food, eg (5) 25 Cube of ‘toast’ used to top soup, eg (7) 28 Fry­ing ves­sel (3) 30 Car check-up (1,1,1) 31 Calmed with drugs (7) 32 Causes harm to (7) 33 Prized pos­ses­sion (5) 34 Can­cel, make void (5) 35 Woolly footwear (5) 36 Royal race­course? (5) 38 Laughs like a witch (7) 41 Fit­ting (3) 43 And so on (1,1,1) 44 Fewest (5) 46 Weird­est, most pe­cu­liar (9) 47 See 7D

48 ___ Stal­lone, 7D’s co-star in The Ex­pend­ables 3 (9) 50 ___ Pfeif­fer, 7D’s co-star in What Lies Be­neath (8)

51 Gin mixer (5) 52 From Rome, eg (7) 54 Sting­ing plants (7) 55 ___ Flock­hart, 7D’s long-term part­ner (7) 58 ___ Game, 2013 sci-fi epic with 7D (6) 59 Word of apol­ogy (5) 61 Op­po­nent (5) 63 ___ Pitt, 7D’s The Devil’s Own co-star (4)

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