The Whop­per!

Solve the cross­word and, when com­plete, the yel­low boxes will an­swer the ques­tion be­low. En­ter on page 43.

Real People - - THIS WEEK IN YOUR FAB VALUE -

ACROSS

1 Seafood del­i­cacy with a fan-shaped shell (7) 9 Con­sumes food (4) 11 Mr Sheep? (3) 12 Ja­panese sash (3) 13 Aberdeen ___, breed of cow (5)

14 Dame ___ Wal­ters, ac­tress repris­ing her role of Mrs Bird in Padding­ton 2, out this week (5) 16 Chuckle, guf­faw (5) 17 Ra­tio­nal think­ing (5) 18 Use a tea towel! (3,2) 19 Viper (3)

21 Dove’s sound (3) 22 Run away to marry (5) 24 ___ and crosses, game played on pa­per (7) 26 Story of a per­son’s life writ­ten by an­other (9) 27 ___ Kid­man, ac­tress who played the bad­die in the first Padding­ton film (6)

29 Got on a horse (7) 32 Taxi (7)

35 Clan (5) 37 High­est sing­ing voice (7) 39 ___ Glee­son, Ir­ish ac­tor star­ring in the new Padding­ton film (7) 40 Bed ___, sheets etc (5) 42 Does a kind­ness for, grants a re­quest (7) 45 Cover or sur­round com­pletely (7)

49 ___ and Lad­ders, clas­sic fam­ily board game (6)

50 Ob­long (9)

51 Wear away, rust (7) 52 Fem­i­nine (7) 55 ___ Broad­bent, ac­tor repris­ing his role as Mr Gru­ber in Padding­ton 2 (3) 56 Two times (5) 58 French cas­tle (7)

61 Go over the main points (5) 63 Kit out (5)

65 Span­ish friend? (5) 66 Change (5) 67 Snooker stick (3) 68 De­cay (3)

69 ___ Grant, ac­tor and Padding­ton 2 vil­lain (4) 70 Splash out, a big spend up (slang) (7)

DOWN

1 Twin­kle, gleam

(of a di­a­mond, eg) (7)

2 Heav­enly be­ing (5)

3 Lay­ered pasta dish (7)

4 Write an au­tho­ri­sa­tion for med­i­ca­tion (9) 5 __ Staunton, ac­tress repris­ing her vo­cal

role as Aunt Lucy in the new film (6)

6 Meat sub­sti­tute (4)

7 Cheeky tip­ple be­fore bed! (8)

8 Alias (9)

9 Take plea­sure in (5)

10 Spring flower (5)

15 School tests (5)

20 Deep­est, dark­est ___, coun­try

where Padding­ton is from (4)

23 Pun­gent bulb that makes you cry! (5)

25 Quick-tem­pered per­son (7)

28 Meadow (3)

30 Pad­dle (3)

31 Guards, pro­tects (7)

32 Er­ror (7)

33 Se­ries of links (5)

34 Mr and Mrs ___, cou­ple played by Sally Hawkins and Hugh Bon­neville, who took Padding­ton into their fam­ily (5)

35 For­bid­den topic (5)

36 Per­fect (5)

38 Fuss, hoo-ha (slang) (7)

41 Sense of self (3)

43 ___ Whishaw, ac­tor who voices our

pic­tured hero (3)

44 Colour of envy (5)

46 Pre­con­ceived idea, bias (9)

47 Scur­ried, ran (9)

48 ___ Lu­cas, Lit­tle Bri­tain comic who

starred in the first Padding­ton film (4) 49 Drain-dwelling ro­dents (5,4)

51 Hot choco­late (5)

53 ___ Bond, Padding­ton’s cre­ator who

made a cameo in the first film (7)

54 Tall, conif­er­ous shrub whose wood

is used to make cab­i­nets (3,4)

57 Buy in goods from abroad (6)

59 Farewell for now (5)

60 An age, eon (5)

62 ___ Ca­paldi, ac­tor repris­ing his role

of Mr Curry in Padding­ton 2 (5)

64 Untie, un­wrap (4)

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