The Big­gie

Ph­woar – it’s a whop­per! En­joy your puz­zling

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Ac­tress Olivia Col­man, star of the next se­ries of The Crown, has re­vealed that to stop her­self cry­ing when play­ing the Queen in emo­tional scenes, she wears an ear­piece that plays what? To find out, solve the cross­word then read down the shaded squares to find the three-word prize an­swer.

ACROSS

11 Pupils (8) 12 The ..., ITV quiz show (5)

13 and 35 Across Sea­sonal fes­tive cho­co­late (6, 3) 14 Cut into shape (4) 15 World’s high­est moun­tain (7) 16 Stitch­ers’ fin­ger­guards (8) 17 Il­le­gal Class A drug (7) 18 Sea fish (7) 19 Cer­e­mo­nial ob­ser­vance (4) 21 Dash off to marry in se­cret (5) 23 Lov­ingly hugged (7) 24 Hold back or make a book­ing (7) 28 Ro­man­tic ren­dezvous (4) 29 Swine (3) 30 Couldn’t-care­less feel­ing (6) 33 Pharaoh’s tomb ( 7)

35 See 13 Across (3)

36 Square root of 81 (4) 38 Wrath (4) 39 Mesh (3) 40 Ti­tle adopted by Napoleon at his most pow­er­ful (7) 42 Pinched (6) 43 Pos­sess (3) 44 Star­dom, renown (4) 48 Flat, round iron plate for cook­ing (7) 50 Ex­tolled (7) 51 Cream tea food (5) 54 Break very sud­denly (4) 56 Car or lorry, per­haps (7) 57 Spread around (7) 60 Pest, ir­ri­tant (8) 61 Type of clock with a num­bered dis­play (7) 63 Gas or petrol, for in­stance (4) 64 Con­di­tional early re­lease from jail (6) 65 Book of maps (5) 66 Leg joint pro­tec­tors (8)

DOWN

1 Two-chan­nel speaker sys­tem (6) 2 Lump in a man’s throat (5, 5) 3 Pow­er­ful fire (7) 4 County con­tain­ing Chelms­ford, Southen­don-Sea and Colch­ester (5) 5 Pain (4) 6 Por­ta­ble elec­tric­ity sources (9) 7 Def­i­nite (7) 8 Beaten egg-white con­fec­tion (8) 9 Weather-map pres­sure line (6) 10 Mislead­ing, in­tend­ing to fool (9)

18 Se­crete (4)

20 Sud­den rush (5) 22 12 months with

366 days (4, 4) 25 Im­prove,

in­ten­sify (7)

26 Left to choice (8) 27 Bread maker (5) 31 Quar­rel (8)

32 Rare, not

usual (8)

34 Warned of

dan­ger (7)

37 Re­ally nasty

smell (5)

41 Heav­enly body of­ten with a tail (5)

44 De­scrip­tion of a meet­ing in per­son (4-2-4) 45 Large red­dish

brown ape (5-4) 46 Al­li­ga­tor-like

an­i­mal (9)

47 Riv­iera re­sort (4) 49 Fra­grant pur­ple plant which is known for its re­lax­ing prop­er­ties (8)

52 Fastest land

mam­mal (7)

53 Sur­geon’s

knife (7)

55 Part of an

en­gine (6)

58 Free from

li­a­bil­ity (6)

59 Sharp­ened post (5) 62 Blast of wind (4)

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