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Title Influence
Setter The Tall'n
Series The Listener
Number 4447
Date 22/04/2017
Grid 1313 barred grid with 180 symmetry. There is a space to be completed under the grid captioned Words.
Preamble For each thematic clue, the grid entry is the name of someone once supposed to have influenced the answer; the names must be entered where they fit. The number preceding the length in brackets is the position of a letter in the answer; these letters spell out three words that must be written in order below the grid. Each other clue contains an extra word that must be removed before solving; the words' initial letters indicate how the names were linked. After filling the grid, one word must be changed (creating new words as crossing entries) to the missing thematic name, which is doubly significant. The Chambers Dictionary (2016) is the primary reference; 7dn is in the Oxford Dictionary of English.
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