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Polymath Crossword No. 6


1. The first James Bond novel (6,6)
7. Former name of the month Nisan in the Jewish calendar (4)
11. Titan who ruled the sea before Poseidon (7)
12. An inhabitant of the northernmost parts of the Scandinavian peninsula (9)
13. Eldest son on Isaac, who traded his birthright for a mess of pottage (4)
14. A boxer who weighs more than 81 kilograms (11)
16. Desert in Turkmenistan, east of the Caspian Sea (4-3)
17. Salt of cyclohexylsulphamic acid, used as an artificial sweetener (9)
18. Berkshire racecourse with a famous annual race-meeting in June (5)
20. Elemental being believed to inhabit the air (5)
22. Ancient country in Asia Minor whose last king was Croesus (5)
24. English religious leader who founded the Society of Friends (6,3)
27. Small light umbrella carried as a sunshade (7)
29. July 14 as a public holiday in France (8,3)
31. A less than average tide occurring at the first and third quarters of the moon (4)
33. The holding up of the host in the Eucharist (9)
34. Sister of the emperor Augustus (7)
35. The earth or burrow of a badger (4)
36. Designed to be easily operated by non-specialists (4-8)

1. Breed of thick-coated dogs with fluffy curled tails and distinctive blue-black tongues (4)
2. Poet who wrote "The Faerie Queene" (7)
3. Island resort off Cape Cod, formerly a centre of the whaling industry (9)
4. Places where old or frail people can live and be cared for (4-5)
5. Location of the Allied conference between Churchill, Stalin and Roosevelt in 1945 (5)
6. Technique for matching a performer's mouth movements to a pre-recorded soundtrack (3,4)
8. One hired to protect another from physical harm (9)
9. Glass tube used for titration (7)
10. National airline of Belgium (6)
15. Predatory seabird that steals food from other seabirds (4)
17. The sepals of a flower collectively forming the outer floral envelope (5)
19. Platform for a lookout at or near the top of a mast (5,4)
21. Period in which a bar sells drinks at reduced prices (5,4)
22. Pair of spectacles mounted on a handle (9)
23. A shaft on which a wheel rotates (4)
24. Edible viscera of a fowl (7)
25. Six-stringed instrument, played by strumming or plucking (6)
26. Theatrical revue with glamorous female performers (7)
28. Deprived of food (7)
30. Currency of Iran, Jordan, Tunisia, etc. (5)
32. Dark shade of blue (4)