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To 2174: Difficulty

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The key phrase is KNOW WHERE THE SHOE PINCHES (12 38 43). Each of the partially indicated answers is pinched by a shoe, creating entries at 1D, 20, 21, 24 and 29; definitions of these are at 30, 14, 26, 42 and 15.

First prize D.G. Page, Orpington, Kent

Runners-up Gerry Fairweather, Layer Marney, Essex; Anthony Harker, Oxford