The Big­gie

Ph­woar – it’s a whop­per! En­joy your puz­zling

Chat - - CONTENTS -

What pas­time do ac­tress Lesley Sharp and co­me­dian and pre­sen­ter Jo Brand both en­joy?

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

ACROSS

1 Bouncer (7)

5 Hav­ing no

idea (8)

9 Lad­der rung (4) 13 Broad­cast­ing live (2,3)

14 ... pin, a pa­per fas­tener (7) 15 Hold­ing of­fice (2,5) 16 Ra­tional thought (5) 17 Triv­ial (5) 18 James ..., ac­tor and TV pre­sen­ter (6)

20 A tiny amount (5) 21 Sports car (7)

23 Hunt­ing whip (4) 26 Achilles’...,

weakness (4)

27 Ap­pear­ance (7) 30 Damp

con­di­tions (7)

34 Topic, theme (7) 36 In­tel­li­gent (6)

37 ... rarebit, cheese on toast (5)

39 Ex­ces­sively prim or proper be­hav­iour (10) 40 A re­minder (10) 42 Gam­bling card

game (5)

43 Carry out

(a crime) (6)

44 Caribbean

song (7)

46 Noisy to chew (7) 47 Dis­ap­prove strongly of (7)

48 Parts of a

play (4)

53 Re­lease

(a knot) (4)

54 Sym­pa­thetic

re­ac­tion (7)

55 LeAnn ...,

coun­try star (5) 58 Be­lieve (6)

60 ... beans,

pop­u­lar food (5) 62 Men­tal

picture (5)

66 Lob­ster, crab,

prawns, etc (7) 67 In­ten­sify (7)

68 Fool­ish

per­son (5)

69 Eastern ex­er­cise sys­tem (4) 70 Em­pha­sised (8) 71 Pre­dict, an­tic­i­pate (7) DOWN

1 Bead of liq­uid (7) 2 Fizzy fruit drink (9) 3 Di­vine hap­pen­ings (8) 4 Ges­tures agree­ment (4) 5 Ed­i­ble shell­fish (4) 6 Amal­ga­mate (5) 7 Least dark (8) 8 Leg bone (4) 10 Pulled ve­hi­cles along (5) 11 Sweet‑flavoured root veg (8)

12 Cook’s pinny (5) 19 Head per­son (5) 22 Held forth (6)

24 Pre­pared

quickly (7,2)

25 Gath­ers size and

mo­men­tum (9) 26 Gar­dener’s

wa­ter­ing tube (8) 28 Un­ranked naval

sea­man (6)

29 Sur­gi­cal cut (8) 31 Sup­press­ing un­ac­cept­able parts of books, etc (9) 32 Turned traitor (8) 33 Hair clean­ers (8) 35 Hav­ing a lim­ited out­look (9) 38 Amus­ing film about re­la­tion­ships (6) 41 Level, not bumpy (6) 45 Have the same end‑sound be­tween words (5) 49 Busi­nesses (9) 50 Breed of dairy cat­tle (8) 51 From Tokyo, for ex­am­ple (8) 52 Smarter (8) 56 Crown jewels item (7) 57 Giver of blood (5) 59 Daniel ..., played James Bond in Casino Royale (5) 61 Dis­tinc­tive spirit of a cul­ture (5) 63 Re­vise text (4) 64 ... Bly­ton, chil­dren’s au­thor (4) 65 Broad flat part of a plant (4)

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