WHOP­PER!

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ACROSS 1 Hot sea­son (6)

5 ___ Knight­ley, ac­tress play­ing the Sugar Plum Fairy in Dis­ney’s The Nutcracker And The Four

Realms, out this week (pic­tured top) (5) 8 Nose hole (7) 13 Aquatic mam­mal (5) 14 Farmer’s aid for fright­en­ing off birds (9) 15 ___ Syal, writer and ac­tress star­ring in the new Nutcracker film (5) 16 Top card (3)

17 Lit­tle devil (3) 18 Wad­ing bird (5) 19 Swim, cy­cle, run race (9) 20 Failed to win (4) 21 Hard tooth cov­er­ing (6) 23 ___ Djalili, co­me­dian and ac­tor star­ring in the Nutcracker film (4) 25 De­ity (3)

27 Busiest time for com­mut­ing (4,4) 29 What you put your feet in when you ride a horse (8) 31 Big­gest (7) 33 Road cov­er­ing (3) 35 Ends a phone call (5,2) 36 Court, ro­mance (3) 37 Or­chard plant (5,4) 39 Op­po­site of brav­ery (9) 40 Not me! (3)

41 Vivid and ex­plicit

(of de­tails, eg) (7) 42 Also, as well (3) 43 Glow­ing with good health, eg (7)

45 US casino cap­i­tal (3,5) 47 Used a ruler (8) 49 Pri­mary colour (3) 50 Helper, as­sis­tant (4) 51 Calm, com­posed (6) 54 ___ White­hall, co­me­dian and ac­tor star­ring in

The Nutcracker… (4) 56 Very funny (9) 61 Coloured flower part (5) 64 Sor­row (3)

65 Foot digit (3)

66 In­dian dip (5) 67 Stretch car? (9) 68 Sun­day lunch (5) 69 Widen – your hori­zons (7) 70 Prod with the el­bow (5) 71 ___ Free­man, US star of the new Nutcracker film (6) DOWN 2 Speak, say (5) 3 ___ Hart, come­di­enne and star of The Nutcracker And The Four Realms (7) 4 Put the timer back to 0:00 (5) 5 Army green (5) 6 In­ca­pable, un­skilled (5) 7 Fourth month (5) 8 ___ sit­u­a­tion, set of cir­cum­stances where, no mat­ter what you do, you can’t re­ally come out on top (2-3) 9 Tried out, tested (7) 10 Stinks (5) 11 Rest against (4) 12 Fe­male par­ent (6) 21 Artist’s stand (5) 22 Avoid, dodge (5) 24 ___ Mac­fadyen, ac­tor and

star of The Nutcracker… (7) 25 Wilde­beest (3) 26 Van­ished (11) 27 Ob­long-shaped (11) 28 Lucky sym­bol (9) 30 Thor­ough­fares that en­cir­cle towns (4,5) 32 Post a mes­sage on Twit­ter (5) 33 Cap­i­tal of Ja­pan (5) 34 Hap­pen again (5) 38 ___ E Grant, ac­tor and star of the

new Nutcracker film (7) 44 Num­ber in a trio (5) 46 Un­happy (3) 48 Peeper! (3) 50 Dif­fi­cult, tricky or cringey sce­nario (7) 52 Breed of pen­guin (7) 53 Erase (6) 55 Span­ish friend? (5) 56 ___ Mir­ren, ac­tress play­ing Mother Gin­ger in The Nutcracker And

The Four Realms (pic­tured bot­tom) (5) 57 Bit­ter yel­low fruit (5) 58 Cir­cu­lar (5) 59 Mediter­ranean fruit (5) 60 Hot wa­ter vapour (5) 62 Jew­elled head­dress (5)

63 Side­ways walk­ing sea scav­enger (4)

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