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No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
1971 Mar 2010WATERMANSHIP normal 23

 

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Competition 1971’s average clue lengths over 23 clues:

48 letters per clue (3 above the archive average, and 1 above the average for 12-letter words)

10.5 words per clue (0.9 above the archive average, and 0.7 above the average for 12-letter words)

 

Longest clue (the 252nd longest normal clue in the archive)

Putting one’s oar in skilfully to rally MPs round a new style after Labour’s second period

73 letters, 16 words, by M. Hodgkin

 

Shortest clues (the 1,098th shortest normal clues in the archive)

Racing men’s pair – what’s on display?

28 letters, 6 words, by R. S. Morse

 

Sampan owner hit rocks, showing no ——?

28 letters, 6 words, by R. J. Heald

 

Competition 1971 has contributed 11 unique words to the clue archive:

T. AndersonAcheron’s
W. F. Mainachieved
Dr I. S. Fletcheraim’s
J. Bainesboater’s
A. J. Wardropcrewmen
D. C. WilliamsonManoeuvering
A. J. YoungMortlake
R. J. HooperPearmain’s
A. J. YoungPutney
W. F. MainRedgrave
N. G. ShippobothamRedgrave’s
 
 

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