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1 ___ Bal­las, Strictly’s new head judge (pic­tured) (7) 8 ___ Ghadami, aka Kush in Easten­ders and 2017 Strictly star (6) 11 Sense of self (3) 12 Jew­elled head­dress (5) 13 Put up (a tent, eg) (5) 14 Pours down! (5) 16 Cairo’s coun­try (5) 17 That place! (5) 18 Sim­i­lar (5)

19 Dry­ing out clinic (5) 21 Wager (3) 22 They fall from your eyes when you sob! (5) 24 Cruel, cold-blooded (7) 26 ___ Burke, The X Fac­tor win­ner and Strictly class of 2017 star (9)

27 ___ Aku­dolu, Holby City and Strictly star who, sadly, was first to leave the show this year (6) 29 Game with po­si­tions in­clud­ing cen­tre and wing at­tack (7) 32 Where you sleep at night (7) 35 Darcey ___, SCD judge (7) 37 Rev. ___ Coles, Strictly 2017 con­tes­tant (7) 39 Pic­ture set within the frame of a larger one (5) 40 Place of study for a spe­cial field (7) 42 Con­vent (7) 45 Dev­il­ish (7)

48 ___ Mcgee, ma­gi­cian’s as­sis­tant and SCD star (6) 49 Sleep through the win­ter (like a squir­rel, eg) (9) 51 ___ cake, dense, rich sponge (7) 53 Op­po­site of light­est (7) 56 Crim­son (3)

57 Poorly lit (3)

59 Move on all fours (5) 60 Punc­tu­a­tion mark (5)

62 Of the coun­try­side (5) 64 New ___, In­dia’s cap­i­tal (5) 65 Jot­ted down (5) 66 Grilled bread (5) 67 Frozen water (3)

68 ___ Pea­cock, Par­a­lympian sprinter and Strictly 2017 con­tes­tant who im­pressed early with a lively jive! (6) 69 Sewer (5) DOWN

1 Fizzy pow­dery sweet (7)

2 Un­skilled, in­ca­pable (5)

3 Al­pha­bet char­ac­ters (7)

4 24 hours ago (9)

5 ___ ‘Joe’ Mcfad­den, Scot­tish ac­tor and 2017 Strictly star (6) 6 Re­main (4)

7 Tongue bumps that de­tect flavour (5,4) 8 Spot­ted dog breed (9)

9 Nail ___, cos­metic paint (7)

10 Black or green pizza top­ping fruit (5) 15 ___ Rim­mer, Sun­day Brunch host and cook danc­ing on Strictly this se­ries (5) 20 Wild pig (4)

23 Green­fly (5)

(4) 25 Most stingy (7)

28 An­i­mal park (3)

30 Aus­tralian bird (3)

31 Sooth­ing song sung to ba­bies (7) 32 Fe­male pub worker (7)

33 Give a speech (5)

34 ___ the waters, make un­clear or more com­pli­cated (5)

35 ___ Con­ley, en­ter­tainer and Strictly Come Danc­ing 2017 star (5)

36 ___ Cal­man, Scot­tish come­di­enne and TV host don­ning se­quins and the rest for Strictly (5) 38 As­serted (7)

41 ___ tai, rum-based cock­tail (3) 43 Utilise, em­ploy (4)

44 Ban­ish (5)

46 ___ Hawkins, Good Morn­ing Bri­tain host and Strictly 2017 com­peti­tor (9) 47 Poke (4)

48 De­voted, com­mit­ted (9) 50 Night­mare (3,5)

51 Stil­ton fun­gus, eg (5) 52 Na­tion­al­ity of Strictly’s Bruno To­nioli (7) 54 Coun­try, cap­i­tal Bucharest (7) 55 Light­ning’s part­ner (7)

58 ___ King, Satur­days star and Strictly

2017 con­tes­tant (6)

59 Large string in­stru­ment (5)

61 ___ Mer­ry­gold, EX-JLS mem­ber and SCD 2017 star (5)

63 ___ Langs­ford, This Morn­ing host and Strictly star (4)

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