YEARLY FAST (30 3) defines LENT (36) and is also a cryptic indication of PAPACY (16A — i.e. pa + pacy). Lent is followed by EASTER (34), marked with a BLESSING (40) known as URBI ET ORBI (2) by the holder of the papacy, currently Pope FRANCIS (28A).
First prize B. Taylor, Little Lever, Bolton
Runners-up Barry Roe, Wigston, Leicester; Robert Cross, Northleach, Gloucestershire