The unclued lights can be preceded by BLUE which was hidden at the start of the third row and had to be highlighted in blue. BADGE at 15A is the theme word not listed in Brewer or Chambers as a ‘blue’ phrase.
First prize Joy Verth, Newton Mearns, E. Renfrewshire
Runners-up C.D. Dobbs, Carrickfergus, Co. Antrim; Oliver Miles, Oxford