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G. H. Willett129813108215150Feb 1952May 2020
 
No.Clue wordClueExplanation
2500ESPAGN(OLETTE STRENG)THENER (Half and Half)The uncanny faculty, the number and range staggering – what makes you better and better? What’s the catch?ESP + anag. incl. n
2279CLEMENTINEEminent Liberal calling for reform in Church? That doesn’t describe many Popesanag. incl. L in CE
1524INGRATITUDEGuttering laid badly, leads missing – sin of omission of roofer?anag. less first letters; roofer = thank-you letter
1300OXFORD (extra O) (Extra Letter)Symbol of orotundity, Times cross over lightweight materialrotundity; O x ford
Ximenes competitions
1002PILLAGEBe a stripper—put a becoming behind in the big moneylag in pile
832PENNY-WISE (Misprints)How can you make “in the manner of Penelope” mean unwifely?unwisely; i.e. Penny-wise
241MANDOLINEIt rouses a song and dance, this race swindle with a telephone-cableman do line; Bath racecourse swindle of 16 July 1953 involved cutting of cable
187GROWLERImprove the pound by the end of September? It might come as a jar to the American publicgrow L (Septemb)er; ref. Britain’s improving economy in 1952