The Spectator

No. 2316: Divine alteration

No. 2316: Divine alteration
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Redundant words were 12A virgin, 16A crazy, 38A mammal, 18D state, 21D greed, 25D tendon, 34D extremist. These respectively defined 14A vestal, 20D lunatic, 6D marsupial, 23D Indiana, 33A cupidity, 15A paxwax, 41A absolutist. Roman gods (underlined) in these words were turned into their Greek equivalents.

First prize Nadya James, Heanor, Derbyshire

Runners-up Ben Stephenson, London SW12;

Rowan Priestman, Burdrop, Banbury, Oxon