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Title Fools
Setter Rasputin
Series Inquisitor
Number 1223
Date 31/03/2012
Grid 1313 barred grid with 180 symmetry.
Preamble Each clue contains a misprint of one letter in its definition part. Correct letters spell out a two-part instruction that should help solvers identify a 'running joke' and so transtorm the rows of the initial grid into background noise in a suitably repetitious manner. Several instances of one particular letter (but not all) will already be in place.
Solution Notes
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Correct letters give Erase lights other than unclued and R then fill with rhubarb. The repetition 'Rhubarb, rhubarb, rhubarb...' was the way the Goons (SPIKE MILLIGAN, PETER SELLERS and HARRY SECOMBE are the unclued lights) provided background noise in The Goon Show.
KeywordsSPIKE MILLIGAN PETER SELLERS HARRY SECOMBE The Goon Show Rhubarb letter-R
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