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Nicknames by Diva The puzzle, dedicated to Pimlico Opera, contains a story, 24,41, whose author is 9. The story and the puzzle’s title mutually define the theme. The first correct solution opened on 30th August will receive two tickets for the 2003 festival. Send solutions to Grange Park Opera (Crossword), 5 Chancery Lane, London EC4A 1BU DOWN 1, 43 The 13 in "The 13" making poor catch reprehensible (7,8) 2 13 in 13,14 lets ugly brute collide with him doing a handstand (3,5) 3 TV drama, when doing it, needs a stir! (8) 4 School book hidden in others for forest creatures (9) 5 Nickname gets Gary Oldman going (4) 6 With one can I get bail fixed? (5) 7 Where quoted, crazy, tacit understanding, leads to nothing (4,6) 8 41 in 3 with raincoat; shaggy-haired creature seen from the rear (6) 12 Given no encouragement? That’s strange from Hamish, strange from Edward (11) 17 3’s Nickname for chap in Essex? (5) 19 People who’ve misspent time, on drugs, with Elvis, rocking?(6,5) 22 See 33 23 Nickname, considered to be posh (4) 25 Do time on prison diet without a crust to keep one afloat (5,5) 26 Regulatory body explains nothing’s left out (5) 28 At a cost lava flow engulfs university getting into trouble (9) 31 Polynesian painter entertains a cry of pity (8) 32 13 in 3 in cahoots with Archer? (8) 33, 22 41 in 13,14 takes six topless Grange performers – songbirds! (7,4) 35, 36 41 in 3 to prevent squabble about nasty ghoul (12) 38 African tribe sanctioning polygamy now and then (5) 40 Girl who gets Oldman (Gary) going (4)

ACROSS 9 A shaky start for majesty and numerous kings (5) 10 Monopoly board ruling caused Simpson to feel ill (2,2,4) 11 Agreement signed bilaterally in Bangkok (4) 13, 14 TV drama rips off big hit! Hospital sequel to Tinkerbell in another hit? (8,4,5,1) 14 See 13 15 Servings of borsch and chorizo for Dr Jekyll (6) 16 Seabed wreck may be lower (6) 18 Records allow learner to begin doing the twist?(5) 20 41 in 13,14; he’s French in a tree (3,5) 21 Olympic city fields a fast runner (8) 24, 41 Wretches shocking at the twist? (3,4,2,3,5) 27 13,14’s Nickname passed on to Irene Charles or Harry (9) 29 Craving fruit left off wine (8) 30 Fade-out after car goes up in flames (4,2,2) 34 Having nothing for a bed when not fixed? (5) 36 See 35 37 Panic in Eritrea promotes peaceful revolution (6) 39 Swallow in attempt to drink leaving old Chinese take-away? (6,4) 41 See 24 42 See 44 43 See 1 44, 42 Confine to a cold rough existence for a bit? This system could (5,4) 2

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The theme was Bellini and his operas. Auxiliary answers are as follows: ACROSS 1 sleepwalker; 26 Beatrice DOWN 3 the rule ; 12 alien; 14 corsair; 16 Protestants; 24 and 21 ACROSS I Capuleti e i Montecchi

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Solution to last year’s puzzle WHAT’S IN A NAME?

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Last year’s winner John Grimshaw of Viewfield Road, London SW18

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Other correct solutions Pamela Grosvenor, John Henly, William Mather

Grange Park Opera 2002 Programme  

Grange Park Opera 2002 Programme