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Title 364 263
Setter Xanthippe
Series The Listener
Number 4068
Date 09/01/2010
Grid 1010 carte blanche grid with eight squares containing the numbers 1-4 and 6-9. There is an extra column barred off to the left of the grid, and an extra row barred off at the bottom of the grid. There is a space to be completed under the grid captioned PHRASE.
Preamble The clues are presented in conventional order. The numbers in brackets refer to the lengths of grid entries. In each column, one letter from one down answer must be moved to the bottom row. These moved letters, with the first letter (to be deduced), give a thematic entry. Similarly, in each row, one letter from one across answer must be moved to the column on the left. All grid entries are real words and the 1010 sub-grid has 180-degree rotational symmetry; bars and numbers should not be entered. The word in the left hand column, with one other entry, instructs solvers in what to use to decode the following requirement: 5646 2368737 63 2667328848359 68623733 23557 9484 287837 263 26675383 843 74273 87464 896 78724448 54637. 2 84733 9673 75264 747273 6878 23 9748836 86337 843 4743. The Chambers Dictionary (2008) is the primary reference.
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