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No. 1470: Twelve-barred You are invited to write a plausible

piece of prose (maximum 150 words) incorporat- ing the following words or phrases in any order: bar, baroquely, Barclaycard, barbed-wire, bare-faced, barnacle, bardic, barmy, barbiturates, barrage, barking, bar mitzvah. Entries to 'Competition No. 1470' by 1 May