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Can you name the 4-letter words in this double-themed ladder containing quotes and information about Ernest Rutherford and Oscar Wilde's 'The Importance of Being Earnest'?

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Hint or Quote4-Letter Word
Rutherford worked with scientist Niels ___
An untamed pig, often with tusks
Lion sound or Katy Perry hit
The backside of something
'I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to ___ in the train.'
OR to comprehend the written word
There is one made of Yellow Bricks in Oz
To urge on or to verbally provoke
Rutherford fired electrons at a piece of ___ [rung 17]
OR the source of US West-coast rush
'Cecily,—how could you have ever doubted that I had a brother? [Seizes ___ of Algernon.]' (ACT III)
OR where prisoners are kept on a pirate ship
1960s Australian PM who vanished mysteriously Harold
Command shouted to stop a person in-place
Hint or Quote4-Letter Word
Rutherford discovered the concept of radioactive ___-life
Or one of two equal amounts of the whole
A baby whale, cow, or elephant, e.g.
An umpire's decision or what one does with a phone
'[To Cecily.] Darling! [They ___ into each other’s arms.]' (ACT III)
OR to plummet from a high place
Knitting abbreviation, 'Next and ___'
Rutherford fired electrons at a piece of [rung 8] ___
OR wrapping placed around leftovers before they're stored in the fridge
To come up short or lack success
To beckon for a taxi
A traditional North African garment, especially for women
To chop away or obtrusively obtain computer files
Upper-class character ___ Worthing
OR a tool used to raise up a car

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