GARDEN (at 46 Across) reveals the theme. Paired solutions are ‘gardens’ in ‘countries’; 8/10, 32/1D, 33/28+29, 12/36, 37/34, 38/2, and 41 on its own.
First prize Helen Stone, Horfield, Bristol
Runners-up Jenny Atkinson, Amersham, Bucks;
Sara Macintosh, Darlington, Co. Durham
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