Crossword solution

to 2168: History exam

19 July 2014

9:00 AM

19 July 2014

9:00 AM

Initial letters of superfluous words in clues give nightingale, quail and cuckoo, specimens of AVIFAUNA (5) represented by FLUTE (43), OBOE (40) and TWO CLARINETS (27 18) in the SIXTH SYMPHONY (13 26D) of BEETHOVEN (14).  The symphony is known as the PASTORAL (1D/41, suggested by the puzzle’s title).
 
First prize Hugh Thomas, Ixworth, Suffolk
Runners-up Steve Reszetniak, Enfield, Middlesex;
P. Langdale, London N11

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