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No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
779 Apr 1987MISSING LINK normal 24


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Competition 779’s average clue lengths over 24 clues:

53 letters per clue (8 above the archive average, and 7 above the average for 11-letter words)

10.9 words per clue (1.3 above the archive average, and 1.2 above the average for 11-letter words)


Longest clue (the 38th longest normal clue in the archive)

Don’t get at Mikhail G, source of overtures for reduction – he’s presumably an advance on his predecessors

85 letters, 17 words, by R. J. Hooper


Shortest clue (the 2,002nd shortest normal clue in the archive)

Semi simian slinking up a gum tree, maybe?

33 letters, 8 words, by N. C. Dexter


Competition 779 has contributed 16 unique words to the clue archive:

A. W. Hillassumed
H. W. Massinghamclinch
H. R. Sanderscodger
H. R. Sandersconsummation
D. R. RobinsonCuff
H. R. Sandersembedding
A. W. Hillexisted
J. C. LeylandGlinka
D. V. Harryhiding-place
M. BarleyHimalayas
J. C. Leylandintermezzo
R. J. HooperMikhail
Dr I. S. Fletchernetwork’s
R. J. Hooperpredecessors
C. M. Edmundspurblind
D. V. HarrySubhuman

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