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8One of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, a large lighthouse built on an island in the Bay of Alexandria (6)
9A marine fish of the genus Hippocampus that swims in an upright position and has a curled prehensile tail (8)
10Nickname of the American tennis player Maureen Connolly, 1934-69 (6,2)
11Musical by Lionel Bart, which premiered in the West End in 1960, whose film adaptation won six Academy Awards (6)
12A republic on the Gulf of Guinea in west Africa, formerly under French control (4)
13A strong espresso coffee made with less hot water than normal (9)
15Informal name for an electrician, especially in Australia (7)
16Roman satirist who denounced the vice and folly of Roman society during the reign of the emperor Domitian (7)
19Of or relating to the order of aquatic mammals having a streamlined fish-like form, such as whales, dolphins, porpoises (9)
21Disco and funk band co-founded by guitarist Nile Rogers in the 1970s (4)
22Papal name of Nicholas Breakspear, the only English Pope (6)
23Of hair, cut short and standing up stiffly like a brush (2,6)
25Small slender long-tailed parrot whose Australian variety is called the budgerigar (8)
26Lois ___ , actress who played Dr Holly Goodhead in the 1979 James Bond film Moonraker (6)

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1Ice dancer who won a gold medal at the 1984 Winter Olympics partnered by Jayne Torvill (11,4)
2A legendary sixth-century Danish king who appears in the Anglo- Saxon epic poems Beowulf and Widsith (8)
3A domestic slave in Anglo-Saxon times (4)
4A resort on the Portuguese Riviera which has one of Europe's largest casinos, built in 1916 (7)
5A person skilled in telling anecdotes (9)
6A non-metallic halogen element giving a violet-coloured vapour (6)
7Cartoonist for The Daily Express whose regular characters included Maudie and Willy Littlehampton (6,9)
14Tropical woody plant whose small edible seed is the dahl (6,3)
17Country of origin of the long- distance athlete Haile Gebrselassie (8)
18Crepe ___ , a thin pancake in a hot orange- or lemon-flavoured sauce, usually flambeed (7)
20International sports company founded in 1924 by the German cobbler Adolf Dassler (6)
24In Northern England, a stream or small river (4)

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