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Title Time Out
Setter The Tall'n
Series Magpie
Number Issue 134, no. 3
Date Feb 2014
Everyone's Inverted, Perusing Gustave's Artful Manipulations
[Reference to Ifor's Reward in Issue 132] 
DifficultyC
Grid 1313 barred grid with 180 symmetry.
Preamble Six events within the coming months appear (partly abbreviated) anticlockwise in the perimeter. A theme word, which must be highlighted in the perimeter, must be omitted from six answers before entry. Another word, which is omitted from the perimeter, must be omitted from six other answers. In these twelve clues the wordplay and numbers in brackets refer to grid entries.
Given the latter six deductions, solvers must calculate and highlight the length of the theme.
Solution Notes
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LENT (in the top left corner) lasts from Shrove Tuesday to Easter SUNDAY. When the six Sundays are discounted the length is FORTY DAYS (in a SW-NE diagonal).
KeywordsLENT Shrove Tuesday Easter SUNDAY FORTY DAYS difficulty-C grade-C
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