The Big­gie

Ph­woar – it’s a whop­per! En­joy your puz­zling

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What links Amer­i­can mu­sic stars Bey­oncé and Ke­sha? To find out, solve the cross­word then read down the shaded squares to find the three-word prize an­swer.

ACROSS

1 Beer fac­tory (7) 5 Way in (8) 9 One 36th of 4 Down (4) 13 Ten­nis-play­ing area (5) 14 Book in ad­vance (7) 15 Ex­act copy (7) 16 Small­est num­ber (5) 17 Set to go (5) 18 Poorly (6) 20 Glow (5) 21 Broad uten­sil for cook­ing (7) 23 Po­lit­i­cal news ma­nip­u­la­tion (4) 26 Ar­chae­o­log­i­cal sites (4) 27 Tall African an­i­mal (7) 30 Kitchen item for keep­ing food ice-cold (7) 34 Fol­low usual cus­tom (7) 36 Toxin (6) 37 Fe­male rel­a­tive (5) 39 ‘Bet­ter than cure’, as the say­ing goes (10) 40 Rep­re­sen­ta­tive of a for­eign govern­ment (10) 42 Derby town in Sur­rey (5) 43 Play text (6) 44 Plains in North Amer­ica (7) 46 Screen show­ing words for speaker (7) 47 Scrupu­lously ex­act (7) 48 Room in a hos­pi­tal (4) 53 Be­hind time (4) 54 Pe­cu­liar (7) 55 Steamy room (5) 58 One who suf­fers for a cause (6) 60 Stretchy fab­ric worn by cy­clists, per­haps (5) 62 Ex­trater­res­trial be­ing (5) 66 Imag­ine, for ar­gu­ment’s sake (7) 67 Fe­male pride mem­ber (7) 68 Ec­stasy (5) 69 Wipe with a cloth (4) 70 Set free (8) 71 Tough choice (7)

DOWN

1 Fas­ten­ings (7) 2 Teach­ing (9) 3 Hav­ing a right to (8) 4 Word that can fol­low farm, dock, vine, church and 13 Across (4) 5 Ninety de­grees an­ti­clock­wise from South (4) 6 Num­ber of feet in a 4 Down (5) 7 Funny story (8) 8 Stiff pa­per (4) 10 Racket (5) 11 Ti­tle in a news­pa­per (8) 12 Back­bone (5) 19 Bright light (5) 22 Seabird with a colour­ful beak (6) 24 Claimant to the throne (9) 25 Mid­dle of the nor­mal work­ing week (9) 26 Break a code (8) 28 Oc­cu­pant of a prison (6) 29 Get closer to (8) 31 Hol­i­day taken straight af­ter mar­riage (9) 32 Beauty prepa­ra­tion (8) 33 Make a pal of (8) 35 ‘--- --- when the devil drives,’ proverb (5,4) 38 Univer­sity grounds (6) 41 Drilling plat­form for crude (3,3) 45 Win­dow pane sealant (5) 49 Light metal, sym­bol Al (9) 50 Caught a quick sight of (8) 51 Po­lice uni­form colour (4,4) 52 Turk­ish city (8) 56 Loss of me­mory (7) 57 Power ca­ble tower (5) 59 Thick cords (5) 61 Span­ish wine (5) 63 Abom­inable snow­man (4) 64 Unit car­ry­ing char­ac­ter­is­tics in DNA (4) 65 Sec­ond-hand (4)

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