The Spectator

2512: Impertinence - solution

2512: Impertinence - solution
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CHERRY, NETTLE, SMOKE, PLUM-PUDDING, BEES, EGG, SUNBEAM and WIND are the perimetric answers to riddles posed by NUTKIN in The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin by Beatrix Potter. Nutkin’s brother is called TWINKLEBERRY (19/11) and Nutkin is a SCIURUS VULGARIS (33/35A) (red squirrel). Shaded squares give the letters of POTTER.

First prize Mark Griffiths, Winsford, Cheshire

Runners-up Jacqui Sohn, Gorleston, Norfolk; Sid Field, Stockton on Tees