The quotation is inappropriate for the CHAMELEON and the PTARMIGAN (shown in red), both of which survive by blending in to the background. Appropriately, they were hidden in the final grid and were revealed by entering the correct words at 24A, 26A, 35A, 5D and 29D.
First prize M.F. O’Brien, London N12
Runners-up Gerry Fairweather, Layer Marney, Essex;
R.J. Green, Llangynidr, Crickhowell