1 Ida Rubinstein.
2 Pairs of male lovers.
3 Napoleon Bonaparte
(as First Consul).
4 Occupy movement.
5 Touching The Void.
6 Cosmic microwave background radiation.
7 Queen Anne; Sarah Churchill.
8 Massachusetts; Kentucky.
9 Languages of France: Breton; Alsatian; Corsican; Franco-Provençal; Berry dialect.
10 Married five times.
11 Last champions of defunct leagues: East Germany; USSR; Yugoslavia; Czechoslovakia.
12 Fictional spiders: Harry Potter; Lord Of The Rings; the Who song; Charlotte’s Web.
13 Five “giants” in the 1942 Beveridge Report.
14 Subjects of biographies by Michael Holroyd.
15 Country anagrams: China; Algeria; Italy; Israel; Peru; Iran; Yemen; Spain; Serbia.
Crossword See right.