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Title Rho Xi Theta'
Setter Rasputin
Series Magpie
Number Issue 108, no. 3
Date Dec 2011
Mishap Affecting German Passengers Involves Elephant
[Reference to Downfall by Chorybdis in Issue 106]
DifficultyC
Grid 1313 barred grid with 180 symmetry.
Preamble Each clue is to be considered as paired with its symmetrically opposite clue (eg, 1ac with 46ac, 2dn with 37dn). The entry methods for each pair are also symmetric giving rise to two different forms of entry.
25ac is thematic and unclued.
Wordplay in all clues yields the answer along with an extra letter not entered in the grid. These letters in clue order give a message for each form of entry. One should lead solvers to a work (13 cells), and part of a quotation (20 cells), both of which must be highlighted in the grid. The other is an instruction solvers must follow to show four congruent integral solutions to a relevant theorem and the boundary which encloses all solutions. The quotation lies entirely outside the boundary.
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