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Title Bengo Drums
Setter Arcturus
Series The Listener
Number 3849
Date 29/10/2005
Grid 1212 barred grid with 180 symmetry.
Preamble Sir John provides an explanation. Chambers Dictionary (2003) is the primary reference.
Solution Notes
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The puzzle was based on the saying "There is divinity in odd numbers", quoted by Sir John Falstaff in The Merry Wives of Windsor. A single letter had to be inserted into odd-numbered clues. The inserted letters spell "there is divinity". The title is "god" in a rearrangement of "numbers".
KeywordsWilliam Shakespeare Merry Wives of Windsor Sir John Falstaff There is divinity in odd numbers
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