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maltatoday | SUNDAY • 4 JUNE 2023 12 RECIPE CROSSWORD ACROSS 1) Penlight battery size 4) Tales of heroism 9) Neat and tidy in appearance 14) Some state roads (abbr.) 15) In need of a clothes brush 16) What Spanish athletes go for at the Olympics 17) Pained cries 18) Words following a Freudian slip 19) Bud, in time 20) Rockies, for example 23) Slaps the cuffs on 24) Shakespeare's king of the fairies 27) ___-Ball (arcade game) 28) Salacious material 31) Posh Manhattan neighborhood 32) "How __ Live" (Leann Rimes song) 35) "Yes, it's clear now" 37) Holstein or Jersey 38) Elusive evolutionary connec- tion 41) Gibbon, for instance 43) Mentally together 44) Word with "Cone" or "Cat" 45) Camera attachment 47) Luke's mentor 49) "Did you see ___?" 53) Fusilli and ziti 55) They incite responses 58) Couldn't make up one's mind 61) They're not just idea people 63) Rice-___ ("The San Francisco Treat") 64) Craggy height 65) Maternal relation 66) Removed the peel from 67) Forbidden fruit sampler 68) Ranked at the bottom 69) Tum a blind ___ (ignore) 70) "Curse you, ___ Baron!" DOWN 1) Scents 2) On the job 3) Give confidence to 4) Narrow incisions 5) Target 6) Banded metamorphic rock 7) Words before "angle" 8) Follower of "lip" 9) Skewered entree 10) "Dallas" matriarch and name- sakes 11) NASA collectible 12) ___ forma 13) Actor Cruise 21) "__ say more?" 22) They have reservations 25) "I know what you're up to!" 26) "Don't dawdle!" 29) Extracted ore 30) Monogram for the 18th U.S. president 33) Agency that led to the CIA 34) "Because __!" (parental ration- alization) 36) Gennan article 38) Brooks Brothers specialty 39) Diminutive Italian suffix 40) "You've got the wrong person" 41) Swiss high-rise? 42) It may be split for soup 46) Gets under way 48) No longer aboard ship 50) Person who might take a bow 51) Library nook 52) Like parking garages and stadia 54) Coveted quality 56) Believe it coming or going 57) "Don't mind __!" 59) It can get bot under the collar 60) Breakfast-in-bed need 61) Dawn dampness 62) Inspiration for Lennon's "Wom- an" F Solution to last week's crossword The answers to today's crossword will be published in next week's Midweek edition Weather Fine or partly cloudy Visibility Good Wind Variable force 2 to 3 Sea Slight Swell Negligible TODAY TOMORROW Crossword WEATHER MAINLY SUNNY MAINLY CLOUDY 25 0 / 17 0 24 0 / 18 0 FEELS LIKE 26 0 FEELS LIKE 24 0 Creme brûlée 1. Preheat the oven to 120°C. 2. Mix the cream and the milk together with the sugar in a saucepan. 3. Open up the vanilla pod lengthways and scrape the seeds out of the pod. Add the seeds to the cream mix along wig with the pod. 4. Place the saucepan over the heat stirring with a whisk until the sugar dissolves and the cream is just about to boil. 5. Whisk the eggs with the egg yolks. 6. When the cream mixture is hot slowly add the cream to the eggs, whisking vigorously as you go along. 7. Pass the mixture through a sieve and fill the ramekins three quarters of the way up. 8. Put the containers into a baking dish and fill with water three quarters of the way up. 9. Place in the oven for 20 mins and allow to cool in the fridge. 10. Top with sugar and place under a hot grill until the sugar caramelises and starts to burns a little. 11. Serve immediately. INGREDIENTS • 500ml fresh cream • 200ml fresh milk • 200g sugar • 1 pod vanilla • 3 eggs, whole • 4 egg yolks This French classic is a favourite among many. Michael Diacono shares an easy recipe. The trick, he says, is to use a shallow dish so that you get a good burnt sugar to cream ratio.

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