Superfluous letters in definitions form the phrase HOLD THE FORT. Thematically created entries at 5, 10, 17, 19 and 38 are defined by 12, 1D, 20, 3 and 9.
First prize J.P. Green, Uppingham, Rutland
Runners-up Pamela Davies, Kenilworth; P.J. Hartley, Radcliffe, Manchester
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