The unclued lights are anagrams of words meaning ‘blessing’, hence 43A MIXED BLESSINGS. The words are 11A AGREEMENT, 31A BENISON, 34A CONSENT, 40A BOON, 10D PERMISSION, 13D GODSEND, 15D SANCTION and 27D DARSHAN.
First prize Ian Dempsey, Oldwick, New Jersey
Runners-up Dr Simon Shaw, Goosnargh, Lancs;
Rhidian Llewellyn, Minchinhampton, Glos