Extra letters in clues form the phrase BITE THE DUST. Thematically created entries at 10, 11, 19, 29 and 34 (in which the types of dust are pother, pollen, stour, bort and ash) are defined by 15, 30, 18, 39 and 9.
First prize Andrew Bell, Shrewsbury, Shropshire
Runners-up Brenda Widger, Bowdon, Cheshire; John Honey, Brentford, Middlesex
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