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Title Drowning by Letters
Setter Arcturus
Series Magpie
Number Issue 23, no. 2
Date Oct 2004
Pieman Is Excellent
[Spoof departure of Mr Magoo … magazine renamed The Pie for one issue]
DifficultyB
Grid 1411 barred grid with almost 180 symmetry.
Preamble Twelve across answers must be entered using a thematic code. The six remaining across answers are relevant to the theme and are clued using wordplay only.
Solution Notes
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The row reading across the grid from 20ac gives A SIGHTLESS SONG for clue answers THE & LARK. Solvers are thus pointed to two lines from Tennyson's In Memoriam:
"And drown'd in yonder living blue
The lark becomes a sightless song."
Unclued answers are thus types of blue and remaining across answers encoded by T->AS, H->IG, E->HT etc.
KeywordsA SIGHTLESS SONG Alfred Lord Tennyson In Memoriam And drownd in yonder living blue The lark becomes a sightless song difficulty-B grade-B
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