The puzzle marked a DOUBLE TON (42/27) by DUMPYNOSE (11) in THE SPECTATOR (17/19). Remaining unclued lights suggest a DOUBLETON: two hearts (13 & 7), one diamond (1), one spade (6A) and one club (29). PLUCK (13) & SPIRIT (7) were to be shaded.
First prize Elizabeth Feinberg, Carlsbad, CA, USA
Runners-up Ian Shiels, Leeds; Nigel Wooliscroft, Eccleshall
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