Crossword solution

2391: Stout and bubbly

9 February 2019

9:00 AM

9 February 2019

9:00 AM

The LITTLE GENTLEMAN IN BLACK VELVET (4/8/16D) was a Jacobite toast to the MOLE (34) who made the molehill on which KING (30D) William III’s horse fatally stumbled. Frances HODGSON BURNETT’s (10) LITTLE LORD FAUNTLEROY (4/1D) also wore black velvet, which also describes Guinness mixed with champagne.
 
First prize Ian Webster, Clun, Shropshire
Runners-up Michael Knox, Beaconsfield, Bucks;  David Bull, Wildhern, Hants

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