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2594: Dotty + Nosey

4 March 2023

9:00 AM

4 March 2023

9:00 AM

Eight unclued lights spell out the second half of a poem: ‘8 (4,5) 37; 1D (6,4); 39 (3,6) 40; 10 (3,5,2) 24 25.’ The title cryptically suggests its author.


   1    Gossipy quartet of bridge players play at last (5)

   4    Accompanying Ford, Maggie’s oddly withdrawn (9)

11    Duty of French king after a month (6)

12    Looking happy, retired setter’s invading pitch (7)

14    Benders in Tyneside perhaps captured in Loach film (5)

15    Nirvana composer (5)

16    Ten silent guards store food for livestock (6)

22    Ale discombobulated the sailors of Morocco, perhaps (8)

23    Old lady heard someone munching sorbet (7)

27    Invent an absolutely round...

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