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SAMPLE of MAPLES

18 December, 2015

This Folly idea stemmed from a Guardian puzzle, where the wordplay for INTEGRAL was the 'altering of triangle'. Of course, the gimmick gave me wings, and seeded the plan for this Friday's muck-around.

Applying the same pattern, you might clue:

Spring - part of trap

Lime - genre of green

Aileron - panel of plane

Apple - present of serpent

Love? - dearth of hatred

Entropy - process of corpses

Two-word examples are fine (syndromes of Red Symons?), assuming you can find any. Or maybe you'd like to push the envelope, reporting on the ring-tone of nitrogren, or the real maid of Armidale... The game's in your hands. Let inspiration be the aide of idea -and may the best of bets prevail.

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