6 March, 2013
In my madcap Clue Chase I came upon a crossword solved by Princess Margaret, the Queen’s sis, in 1954. (Curiously the same puzzle contained NESCIENCE, a word I haven’t spotted since the master solution in Puzzled.) And another clue, with a royal flavour, that may need your input.
The Princess clue – from Country Life magazine – is the first. The others come from British fare that need elucidating. (And alternative clues, if Operation Ipcress hasn’t depleted your stocks.)
It’s a draw. “Queen Anne’s dead, chum!” = STALEMATE [Proof the Princess was cluey. I don’t see the logic of this name-call.]
Mythical figure telling a lot of liverpudlian’s story = LORELEI [In Times 9505, I can hear ‘lie’ but not the rest.]
Japanese drama accepting sci-fi writer’s help = NOURISH [Dear Anax, since when was Leon a Vulcanite? Or am I missing some of his canon?]