The Big­gie

Ph­woar – it’s a whop­per! En­joy your puz­zling

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What links the Amer­i­can ac­tress Liv Tyler and the Star Wars vil­lain Darth Vader?

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

ACROSS

1 Food to dunk in tea (7) 5 Amer­i­can for lift (8) 9 Pay­ment for lodg­ings (4) 13 Lo­co­mo­tive and car­riages (5) 14 Per­fumed (7) 15 Wither (7) 16 Grind­ing tooth (5) 17 Door fas­tener (5) 18 Great fright (6) 20 Buy and sell (5) 21 Sink ship de­lib­er­ately (7) 23 Grassed area (4) 26 Make cake (4) 27 Re­frain from tak­ing part in 50 Down (7) 30 Fill with air (7) 34 Harsh, se­vere (7) 36 Diplo­matic agree­ment (6) 37 Hospi­tal worker (5) 39 Dried up (10) 40 Prince An­drew’s ti­tle (4, 2, 4) 42 Go in (5) 43 To make quiet or still (6) 44 State cap­i­tal of Ge­or­gia, US (7) 46 Light brown spot on skin (7) 47 Maker of seats and tack for horse rid­ers (7) 48 Small but­ton (4) 53 Woman (4) 54 Ir­reg­u­lar (7) 55 Duck’s call (5) 58 Noel ..., com­poser of Mad Dogs and En­glish­men (6) 60 Ex­plode, like vol­cano (5) 62 One more time (5) 66 Hold­ing of­fice af­ter 50 Down in 31 Down (2, 5) 67 Belly (7) 68 Stormed (5) 69 Pry­ing (4) 70 An Amer­i­can ... in Lon­don, hor­ror movie (8) 71 Child­ish fit of tem­per (7)

DOWN

1 Floor cover next to tub (4, 3) 2 Chit-chat (5, 4) 3 Dis­con­certed (8) 4 Job to be done (4) 5 Smooth and level (4) 6 Crowd scene ac­tor (5) 7 Give up throne (8) 8 Kiln to dry hops (4) 10 Young eel (5) 11 Open-minded (8) 12 At­tempted (5) 19 Stone used to make axes and ar­row­heads in an­tiq­uity (5) 22 Sound of bell, eg of clock (6) 24 Morn­ing and even­ing link (9) 25 Stretchy, clear plas­tic food cov­er­ing (9) 26 Ban­gle (8) 28 Lo­cal statute (3-3) 29 Tied to fixed ob­ject (8) 31 Gov­ern­ment of the peo­ple, by the peo­ple (9) 32 Played chords on a gui­tar (8) 33 Mem­ber of ship’s crew (8) 35 Dashed into smithereen­s (9) 38 Cash re­fund (6) 41 Ital­ian cured sausage (6) 45 Bright dis­tress sig­nal at sea (5) 49 Nel­son’s fi­nal bat­tle (9) 50 Vot­ing time (8) 51 Ball game with net on stick (8) 52 RAF unit (8) 56 Monarch’s coun­try (7) 57 Five shillings, or monarch’s head­wear (5) 59 Cleans with cloth (5) 61 Snap­shot (5) 63 Soft French cheese (4) 64 Young cow or ele­phant (4) 65 Sharpen (4)

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