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Title Exact Hit
Setter The Tall'n
Series The Listener
Number 3667
Date 27/04/2002
Grid 1313 barred grid with 180 symmetry.
Preamble 1 across and 1 down (crammed into the title) set the target. Three out of four unstarred clues have an extra letter; in clue order these give a well-known "not-so-near miss".
Seven down answers clued by definition only (starred) hit the target; but the setter's best shot comes in six across answers - five clued by definition (starred) and the unclued 51 across (last in perhaps?).
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