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2639: Spelling the end

3 February 2024

9:00 AM

3 February 2024

9:00 AM

22 said ‘29 11’ (five words, ignore an apostrophe), suggesting the placing of the
other unclued lights.


1    Once rush from county, as ire subsides (5)

4    Essential component of maximum break for players (3,6)

10    Open to sympathy as a barrel breaks cabinet (10)

12    Two ancients drinking a gallon in the shade (3,4)

14    In hospital, digesting a meal of blood (6)

16    Give preliminary payment for some guitar lessons (4)

17    Tidy number consumed (6)

23    In Ibsen role, book fast speaker (7)

24    Bills from Bible Society (4)

25    Anxious to drop a bore (4)

27    Aid poet to be quirky like Coleridge (7)

34    Lord, one after a...

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