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To 2130: Elusive

To 2130: Elusive
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Extra letters in clues give the assertion by HOUSMAN (31) that ‘I could no more define poetry than a terrier can define a rat’. In the grid, the definition RENEGADE eludes seven unclued terriers.

First prize J.R. Carrington, Denchworth, Oxfordshire

Runners-up Sandra Speak, Dursley, Gloucestershire; Andrew James, Winchester, Hampshire