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hat is it that British ac­tress Kate Beck­in­sale says she takes with her when­ever she trav­els?

To find out, solve the cross­word then read down the shaded squares to find the five-word prize an­swer.

ACROSS

11 Tubu­lar pasta (8) 12 Part of jig­saw, per­haps (5) 13 Scared (6) 14 Plan se­cretly (4) 15 Top Govern­ment min­is­ters (7) 16 Small hand-held fire­work (8) 17 De­vice for mak­ing hard copy of doc­u­ment (7) 18 Un­wise, a lit­tle silly (7) 19 Cur­rent af­fairs (4) 21 Fre­quently (5) 23 Hair on to which mas­cara is ap­plied (7) 24 Ill-fated, hap­less (7) 28 Blue flower (4) 29 Fib (3) 30 Church dis­trict (6) 33 From Stock­holm or Malmo, per­haps (7) 35 Forty winks (3) 36 Prover­bially where all roads lead (4) 38 Sport that stands for G in the NATO pho­netic al­pha­bet (4) 39 Un­til now (3) 40 Place of beer pro­duc­tion (7) 42 Not cel­e­brated or hon­oured (6) 43 Valu­able rocks (3) 44 Un­well (4) 48 Church spire (7) 50 In­quis­i­tive, keen to know (7) 51 Wed­ding par­tic­i­pant (5) 54 Froth on beer (4) 56 In­for­mal seat­ing item, a large sack with poly­styrene balls (7) 57 Prize rib­bon (7) 60 Im­merse (8) 61 Stretchy ma­te­rial (7) 63 Frog-like crea­ture (4) 64 Dusk (6) 65 Agreed ces­sa­tion of hos­til­i­ties (5) 66 Taken into cus­tody (8)

DOWN

1 Vis­i­tor (6) 2 Soap opera with the Queen Vic pub (10) 3 Il­le­gal hunter (7) 4 Arms and legs (5) 5 Re­volve rapidly (4) 6 Lux­ury apart­ment right at the top (9) 7 Frog­man’s out­fit (3, 4) 8 26-mile race (8) 9 Smashed (6) 10 Com­pletely con­scious and alert (4, 5) 18 Word that can fol­low pro, nail and sin­gle (4) 20 Rub­ber parts of wheels (5) 22 Logs for the grate, kin­dling (8) 25 Take the top off a bot­tle, per­haps (7) 26 Phrase said fol­low­ing a sneeze (5, 3) 27 Back­bone (5) 31 Jour­nal­ist (8) 32 Hugged (8) 34 Pro­tec­tion (7) 37 The­atre’s per­form­ing space (5) 41 Ex­tra pay­ment for good re­sults (5) 44 Filmed au­di­tion of an ac­tor or ac­tress (6, 4) 45 Ac­tive, vig­or­ous, need­ing much ef­fort (9) 46 Chewy and in­flat­able sweet (6, 3) 47 Chess piece (4) 49 Set free (8) 52 Nat­u­ral abil­i­ties (7) 53 Mu­si­cal per­for­mance (7) 55 Clear the in­side of a car’s wind­screen (6) 58 Lon­don’s ma­jor river (6) 59 Stalk that holds up a ce­real crop (5) 62 Length times breadth (4)

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