The Whop­per!

Solve the cross­word and, when com­plete, the yel­low boxes will an­swer the ques­tion be­low.

Real People - - CONTENTS -

ACROSS

1 Dis­pose of pa­per or plas­tic, eg, so that it will be re-used (7) 8 Agri­cul­tur­ist – like Old Mac­don­ald? (6) 11 Health re­sort (3) 12 Not in (3) 13 & 69A Singing song­writ­ing su­per­star, cel­e­brat­ing a big birth­day this week! (pic­tured) (5,7) 14 Sweep­ing tool (5) 16 13A’s in­stru­ment (5) 17 Fre­quent (5) 18 Give a speech (5) 19 Full amount (5) 21 Auc­tion item (3) 22 Small run-down old dwelling (5) 24 Shrove ___, aka pan­cake day (7) 26 Hospi­tal ve­hi­cle (9) 27 Solo per­for­mance, con­cert (7) 29 On edge with worry or an­tic­i­pa­tion, eg (7) 32 ___ Tri­an­gle, 13A hit (7) 35 Ger­man ___, Rubella (7) 37 De­part­ing (7) 39 Per­son from New­cas­tle (slang) (7) 40 Very strong or deep (of a colour) (7) 42 Phar­ma­cist (7) 45 Whing­ing, com­plain­ing (7) 49 In­ter­ro­gated, ques­tioned thor­oughly (7) 50 Bra, knick­ers etc (9) 51 Can’t Smile ___ You, 13A hit (7) 53 In­vis­i­ble line around the cen­tre of the earth (7) 56 Metal can (3) 57 Chasm, open­ing (3) 59 Leaf on the Cana­dian flag (5) 60 Gullible, un­wordly (5) 62 Per­fect (5) 64 I Write The ___, ironic hit for 13A as he didn’t write this one! (5) 65 Hap­pen (5) 66 Don­key (3) 67 Dove’s sound (3) 68 Type of sausage in a long bun with onions, ketchup and mus­tard etc (3,3) 69 See 13A

DOWN

1 Trash (7) 2 Ship’s load (5) 3 Chan­de­lier ma­te­rial? (7) 4 Vi­tal (9) 5 Floor-cov­er­ing (6) 6 Duty list (4) 7 Walk­ing at a leisurely pace (9) 8 No longer re­mem­bered (9) 9 Frame­work of chest bones (3,4) 10 Run away to marry (5) 15 Clas­sic hit for 13A, also cov­ered by Westlife (5) 20 Name of the show­girl men­tioned in the first line of 13A’s hit Copaca­bana (4) 23 Mem­ber of the clergy (5) 25 Drew aim­lessly on a scrap of pa­per (7) 28 Help (3) 30 Peeper! (3) 31 Think to be guilty of a crime (7) 32 Coun­try, cap­i­tal Brussels (7) 33 Trade ___, workers’ rights party (5) 34 Row, quar­rel (5) 35 Could It Be ___, 13A hit cov­ered by Take That (5) 36 Higher up than (5) 38 Draw to­wards, pull (like a mag­net, eg) (7) 41 Source of so­lar power (3) 43 That woman! (3) 44 Bay, cove (5) 46 Shal­low run of troughs fixed be­neath the edge of a roof for car­ry­ing off rain­wa­ter (9) 47 Ex­actly alike (9) 48 Grown-up tad­pole (4) 49 Space back­stage where per­form­ers and guests all re­lax (5,4) 51 Toils (5) 52 Stood against (7) 54 Myth­i­cal horned horse (7) 55 ___ to, make men­tion of (5) 58 Buck­ing­ham ___, royal res­i­dence (6) 59 Ex­otic fruit (5) 61 Do ex­tremely well at (5) 63 Sim­ple (4)

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