The Spectator

2516: Such childish vocabulary - solution

2516: Such childish vocabulary - solution
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The unclued lights are the nouns from the opening sentence of The Tailor of Gloucester by Beatrix Potter. TAFFETA was extracted from (T)ISSUE, TULIP(A), (F)AILS, (F)REEST, EQUIP(E)S and NO(TA)TION.

First prize Robert Stephens, Bearsted, Kent

Runners-up R. Dickinson, Lewes, East Sussex; Alan Norman, Impington, Cambridge