The Big­gie

Ph­woar – it’s a whop­per! En­joy your puz­zling

Chat - - CONTENTS -

What links mu­si­cian Paul McCart­ney and co­me­dian Bill Bai­ley? To find out, solve the crossword then read down the shaded squares to find the two-word prize an­swer.

ACROSS

1 Mild ill­ness (7) 5 Lead­ing, chief (8) 9 Be­tween (4) 13 Come apart, break (5) 14 Be­comes aware of (7) 15 Item in tea set (4,3) 16 Eat away (5) 17 Dan­ger­ous snake (5) 18 Is­land, cap­i­tal Ni­cosia (6)

20 Op­er­ate car (5) 21 Stom­ach area (7) 23 Half‑at­tached

house (4)

26 An­i­mal

en­clo­sure (4)

27 Not

straight (7)

30 Pro­vide

money for (7)

34 Grant of pub­lic

money (7)

36 Ban­dit (6)

37 Feel

long­ing (5)

39 Tatty, shabby

(4,2,4)

40 Sim­ple wind

in­stru­ment (3,7) 42 Used

broom (5)

43 One who

pays rent (6)

44 Faith­ful,

ac­cu­rate (7)

46 Pick­led cu­cum­ber (7) 47 Trou­ble­maker, ag­i­ta­tor (7)

48 Be­hold (4)

53 Brad ...,

US film star (4) 54 Coun­try­side

views (7)

55 Cake’s sugar

coat­ing (5)

58 Be rude to (6)

60 Young­ster (5)

62 Balearic

is­land (5)

66 Not in

any place (7)

67 Colour­ful arc

in sky (7)

68 Grown‑up (5)

69 Ti­tled

noble­man (4)

70 Hay‑fever trig­ger (8) 71 Faith­ful­ness (7)

DOWN

1 (Trav­el­ling) quickly (2,5) 2 Bound­ing awk­wardly (9) 3 Held in ad­mi­ra­tion (8) 4 Ar­moured ve­hi­cle (4) 5 Destiny (4) 6 Right‑hand page (5) 7 Fun­gus used in cook­ing (8) 8 Ja­panese wrestling (4) 10 Im­por­tant, lead­ing (5) 11 Af­ter‑din­ner drink (8) 12 Is ex­ces­sively sweet (5) 19 Durable jeans ma­te­rial (5)

22 In­take of air (6) 24 Ma­gi­cian (9)

25 Tan­gle of in­tri­cate ways (9)

26 Counter

with till (4,4)

28 Mu­si­cal beat (6) 29 Bicycle’s dis­tance gauge (8)

31 Calami­ties (9) 32 Wa­ter‑filled

heater (8)

33 Car­pet’s

back­ing (8)

35 City

head­gear (6,3) 38 Dozen (6)

41 Pri­son guard (6) 45 Brother’s

daugh­ter (5)

49 Re­lat­ing to

hu­man soul (9) 50 Vol­un­tary, non‑ com­pul­sory (8) 51 Be­ing boss (2,6)

52 To do with

army (8)

56 Aw­ful,

shock­ing (7)

57 Elec­tronic

sound (5)

59 Large drain (5) 61 Be­ing

dis­hon­est (5)

63 Part of

fish­ing kit (4)

64 Port in Ar­gyll

and Bute (4)

65 Miss­ing from

army (inits) (4)

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