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Competition

No. 653: Yours explosively Competitors are asked to compose letters from any bygone literary figure accepting or declining an invitation to participate in a 'bookbang.' Limit,......

No. 650: The Winners

Odd bod holy: Competitors were asked to supply details of holidays specially arranged for such groups as political journalists, literary competition addicts, football train......

Solution To Crossword No. 1482. Across: I Martha 4 Slapdash

9 Novels 10 Colander 12 Agreeing 13 Stance 15 Anne 16 Powder-puff 19 Preference 20 Abut 23 Notice 25 Intimate 27 Hermetic 28 Daudet 29 Sing Sing 30 Reddle , Down: I Mandela 2......

Prize Crossword

No. 1484 DAEDALUS A prize of £3 will be awarded for the first correct solution opened on 14 June. Address solutions: Crossword 1484, The Spectator, 99 Gower Street, London WCIE......