Parts indicated in clues in italics must each BREAK NEW GROUND (1A 4A), creating entries at 6, 13, 26, 39 and 40; definitions of these entries are 2, 15A, 33, 27 and 20.
First prize Chris Edwards, Pudsey, Leeds
Runners-up Sebastian Robinson, Glasgow; Chris Butler, Borough Green, Kent
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