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1. Woodwind instrument (4)

4. Open-air (8)

8. Duns —, eminent medieval theologian (6)

12. Becomes brighter (e.g. with polishing) (5,2)

17. Minimum acceptable price for an item sold at auction (7)

18. Young persons (6)

19. Festival usually occurring at a regular date and involving a procession (8)

20. Series of bell-like notes sounded by a clock (5)

22. Medieval helmet with a visor and neck guard (5)

23. Figure of a man serving as a column in a building (5)

24. Hulled wheat boiled in milk and seasoned with cinnamon and sugar (7)

25. Going back over (9)

26. Successful in producing a result (9)

28. Noblest and purest knight of the Round Table (7)

29. Size of letter in typewriting (12 per inch) (5)

30. Papal court (5)

31. Looking at (5)

33. Archers (6)

35. French soft-paste porcelain (9)

38. Alloy of copper and zinc (5)

41. Vocal works (5)

42. Taverns (9)

43. Seraglio (5)

45. John —, English porcelain painter (1810-1910) who specialised in birds (7)

47. Embroidery in coloured worsteds (6,4)

49. Small waves (7)

51. Another name for pontoon or vingt-et-un (6-3)

53. Guillaume —, French poet and novelist (1880-1918) (11)

55. English navigator and privateer, the first Englishman to see the Pacific Ocean (5)

56. American artist (1917-2009) famous for the painting Christina’s World (6,5)

58. Ware patented by Charles James Mason in 1813 (9)

60. Ancient city on the Bay of Naples (7)

61. Diamonds cut with horizontal upper and lower faces joined by facets (10)

64. Circle dividing a sphere or other surface into two usually equal and symmetrical parts (7)

65. Corset strengthened by strips of bone or metal (5)

66. Notre Dame, for example (9)

68. Some lepidoptera (5)

70. Nine-headed monster of Greek mythology (5)

71. Wine steward (9)

74.Beano and Dandy, for example (6)

75. The first prime minister of the Republic of India (5)

77. Sources of illumination (5)

79. In the style of ancient Northumbrian and Celtic interlacing ornament (5)

81. Thomas —, eminent English clock-maker (1639-1713) (7)

83. Cylindrical casing containing the charge for a gun (9)

85. Christian feast celebrated on November 11th (9)

87. Game played on a lawn (7)

88. Charming or picturesque scene or event (5)

89. Light, narrow, flat-bottomed boat with paddles (5)

91. River that flows from the Alps to the North Sea near Rotterdam (5)

92. Tincture of opium (8)

93. Iron tripod or bracket for a cooking pot or kettle to stand on (6)

94. Two-necked musical instrument akin to the lute (7)

95. Close-fitting covers for the blades of knives or swords (7)

96. Small hole for string or rope etc to pass through (6)

97. Green gems (8)

98. Mineral such as calcite that is easily cleavable (4)

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2. Broom made of twigs (5)

3. Unpredictable (7)

4. Prayer to the Virgin Mary (3,5)

5. Chinese porcelain style (7,4)

6. Not mere signs (anag) — designer prominent in the Arts & Crafts movement (6,6)

7. Cautious (7)

9. Form of condensed Roman type with a heavy face (9)

10. Old form of photograph (7)

11. British gold coin (9)

12. Popular French author (1873-1954) (7)

13. Renowned Czech graphic artist and designer (5)

14. More lustrous (7)

15. Tall narrow mirror (4,5)

16. Embellishment (10)

21. Collections of public or corporate documents or records (8)

27. French name for tin-glazed earthenware (7)

30. Furniture item (7)

32. Elizabeth —, Victorian novelist (7)

34. French physician and astrologer (1503-66) who set himself up as a prophet (11)

36. Thomas —, British maker of chronometers and watches (1749-1829) (8)

37. Dutch-born British painter (1618-80) (3,5,4)

39. In the current fashion (1,2,4)

40. Narrow limits (anag) – member of the Glasgow group best known as a designer of book covers (6,6)

43. Relating to Greek history, language, and culture after the time of Alexander the Great (11)

44. Bullfighter (7)

46. Bloodsucking parasites, formerly much used medically (7)

47. Communion vessel (7)

48. Cattle raiders of the Scottish Borders (7)

50. Tool for smoothing or shaping wood (5)

52. Souvenir of sentimental value (8)

54. Pompous or grandiloquent (7)

57. American poet, author of Leaves of Grass (7)

59. Viceroys or governors of an ancient Persian province (7)

62. Nicked (7)

63. White alloy of nickel, zinc, and copper (6,6)

66. Hard white metal used in stainless steel and other alloys (8)

67. Colourless transparent variety of quartz (4,7)

69. Colloquial term for an accordion or concertina (7-3)

70. Stamps on gold, silver and platinum articles to guarantee their authenticity (9)

72. Small cursive script developed in the 7th century from the uncial (9)

73. Make available for the first time (9)

76. Church dignitaries of high rank (8)

78. Square hole made to receive a tenon, thus forming a joint (7)

79. Legendary founder of Rome (7)

80. Feather or ribbon worn on military headwear (7)

82. Provisional, temporary (7)

84. Game played in a four-walled court (7)

86. Composer of the symphonic poem La Ballade de la Geôle de Reading (5)

90. Roman emperor after Domitian (5)