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Answers to clues in italics are Clockwise (16), mondial (25), smugly (26), mushroomed (15) and pantable (32), each of which is subjected to LOSS OF FACE (8) to produce grid entries defined by, respectively, 4, 11, 1D, 30 and 39.

First prize Tim Hanks, Douglas, Isle of Man

Runners-up John Kitchen, Breachwood Green, Herts;

L. Coumbe, Benfleet, Essex.