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No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
853 Sep 1988DEBACLE normal 23


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Competition 853’s average clue lengths over 23 clues:

48 letters per clue (3 above the archive average, and 4 above the average for 7-letter words)

10.3 words per clue (0.7 above the archive average, and 1.1 above the average for 7-letter words)


Longest clue (the 311th longest normal clue in the archive)

Cracking the last two letters in Scrabble! As a start, the first five are easily deployed

72 letters, 16 words, by L. J. Davenport


Shortest clue (the 747th shortest normal clue in the archive)

Rush entry up by taxi in strike

25 letters, 7 words, by C. J. Brougham


Competition 853 has contributed 15 unique words to the clue archive:

C. A. ClarkeAldridge
E. J. Burgebecalmed
R. F. NaishBedser
F. P. N. Lakeblacked
S. C. FordBorder’s
A. H. Jonescabled
R. Hooperdebar
Mrs A. R. BradfordDebenham
F. P. N. LakeEETPU
N. C. DexterElbe
F. P. N. Lakekaput
H. Freemanmedal
G. P. Conwaysocialite’s
C. J. Broughamtaxi
H. J. Bradburywash-out

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