The instruction was ‘SEND IN THE CLOWNS’ (21D/14) from A Little Night Music by Stephen Sondheim. The remaining unclued lights were COCO (12), ANTIC (24), ZANY (43), FESTE (1D), COSTARD (5D), JOSKIN (30) and YORICK (33). SONDHEIM (diagonally from 21) was to be shaded.
First prize Jo Eales, Edinburgh
Runners-up John Sparrow, Padbury, Bucks;
Jim Bell, Hampton Hill, Middlesex