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Organiser Compiler & Treasurer

Marian Stringer, Neville Mizen,

9, Meadow View, 9, Norris Close,

Great Easton, Bishop's Stortford,

Dunmow, Essex. Herts CM23 5RE.

01371 870397 01279 653660

Dear Puzzler,

Welcome to the fifty-eighth in our series of twice yearly puzzles which so far, including Gift Aid value, have raised just over £644,000 for a wide range of charities.

The Charity The profits of this quiz will go to the British Red Cross, specifically to help tackle problems arising from Covid 19 in the UK. Since the beginning of the pandemic the British Red Cross has been on the ground supporting people and assisting the NHS in time of crisis. It has reached communities in many different ways by providing food, medicines, cash, emotional support, organising transport to vaccine centres etc.. Hopefully we have now turned a corner in the battle but there are still many people in the UK who are suffering from the effects and consequences of the virus. For more information visit https:/redcross - Covid .uk.

The Puzzle The puzzle is entitled “It's Time for T” as in 40 solutions the word or words start with T, in 40 solutions the word or words end with T and the remaining 20 solutions start and end with T. (The clues are in no particular order). We should emphasise that you do not need a specialist knowledge of the subject to be able to find the answers. We have as usual compiled a set of clues that are a mix of cryptic and general knowledge and, as before, there are some that are likely to involve research. The number of words and letters in each answer are indicated. There may be the odd hyphen or apostrophe, but these would not occupy a dash and their inclusion is not critical to earning a mark. Incidentally, Chambers Dictionary (Revised 13th Edition) is our main, but not sole, source of reference for definitions.

Marking One mark will be awarded for each correct answer. Half a mark may be given at the judges' discretion for a good try. Half a mark will be deducted for each spelling mistake. Alternatives are not permissible (i.e. in the event of two solutions being given the one directly above the dashes will be accepted as the entrant's answer). Only one entry is allowed per person. The judges' decision in all cases is final.

Prizes First prize: £50, second: £40, third: £30. If two, three or four competitors tie with top marks the relevant prizes will be divided between them. If five or more tie, a draw will be made to decide the winners. To encourage everyone to send in their puzzles we will award five consolation prizes of £10 each chosen at random from the remainder of the entries – regardless of score.

Entry Fee We are asking for an entry fee of £1, but if you have enjoyed the puzzle additional donations would be greatly appreciated. Even if you do not manage to solve all the clues please do send in your entry. Even if your score is on the low side many others may have done no better and each unsubmitted entry means not only that you have had your fun for nothing but also, more importantly, there will be less to donate to the charity.

Gift Aid If you are a UK taxpayer your donation (but not your £1 entry fee) can be increased by 25% by making a Gift Aid declaration. If you wish the charity to benefit in this way please complete the slip at the foot of this page. The slip will be submitted to the British Red Cross, but we have obtained written assurance from the charity that your name and address will not be used for any other purpose.

Copies We hope that our list of regular puzzlers will continue to grow steadily and would be grateful for any help you can give in accelerating the process. We do not object to photocopies of the puzzle being taken for friends or relations who wish to have a go - or, indeed, copies being downloaded from the Internet on our Rainbow Charity Puzzles website (at ) - but we will also provide extra copies for this purpose if you send a stamped, addressed envelope. We should perhaps emphasise that the puzzle should not be reproduced for any other purpose, charity or otherwise, without our written permission.

Closing Date Entries must be received by 30th November 2021. We hope that you enjoy T time.

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ENTRY FORM

Send entry to: Neville Mizen, 9, Norris Close, Bishop’s Stortford, Herts CM23 5RE.

I enclose (a) Entrance fee of £1 *

or (b) Donation £............(including entrance fee)

All cheques and postal orders should be made payable to: N.D. Mizen (Charity Account)

(“Charity cheques”, such as CAF or Give as You Earn, are accepted, but should not be used for the entry fee. They should, of course, be made out to the Charity)

Please return my marked entry and a copy of the solution. I enclose a stamped, addressed envelope. * (Please don’t forget the envelopes which

ideally should be no smaller than 9” x 4”)

Next competition: I wish to be on the mailing list for the next competition and enclose a further stamped, addressed envelope. * (NB Size of envelope is now a

* Delete as appropriate. factor in cost of postage) Name...............................................................................

Address............................................................................

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If this is the first time you have entered the competition please say how you heard about the puzzle:

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I want to Gift Aid my donation (i.e. excluding the £1 entry fee) of £................. to the British Red Cross- Covid 19 (Reg No: 220949 (England & Wales) and 037738 (Scotland)). I understand that the British Red Cross will reclaim 25p of tax on every £1 I donate. I confirm I am a UK taxpayer and understand that if I pay less Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax than the amount of Gift Aid claimed on all my donations in that tax year it is my responsibility to pay any difference.

Title................... First name .................................... Surname.............................................................

Full Home Address.....................................................................................................................................................

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Signature................................................................................

Please notify the charity if you: want to cancel this declaration; change your name or home address or no longer pay sufficient tax on your income and/or capital gains. If you pay Income Tax at the higher rate or additional rate and want to receive additional tax relief due to you, you must include all your Gift Aid donations on your Self-Assessment tax return or ask HM Revenue and Customs to adjust your tax code.

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IT'S TIME FOR T !

1. Brave was the man who took it into battle. (8) _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

2. Journey to oil rig in North Africa. (7) _ _ _ _ _ _ _

3. Will cricket match by morning have ten out? (9) _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

4. Small country location for Shakespearean play. (6) _ _ _ _ _ _

5. Established custom is to drain it off. (9) _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

6. Just the ticket for requisitioned quarters. (6) _ _ _ _ _ _

7. It marks the last place in Arizona. (9) _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

8. Place marijuana in order to implicate someone - on the patio! ..... (5,3) _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

9. ..... but the soldier acquired a joint. (5) _ _ _ _ _

10. Could be around in the race to the opera. (8) _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

11. Confused mass of coarse seaweed. (6) _ _ _ _ _ _

12. Clumsy mortal, Ida, was transformed. (9) _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

13. Subject of leading Olympic finalists. (5) _ _ _ _ _

14. Growth of seaside economy. (6) _ _ _ _ _ _

15. Hates to review an uncomfortable situation. (3,4) _ _ _ _ _ _ _

16. Style of architecture seen when mystery tour takes in Stratford, finally. (5) _ _ _ _ _

17. I held rusk awkwardly in tight surrounds - but it was sugar-coated! (7,7) _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

18. Scottish ringdove engaging us in light conversation. (6) _ _ _ _ _ _

19. Dance of triplets in later natal development. (10) _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

20. Time for graceful deliveries. (7) _ _ _ _ _ _ _

21. You don't have water with it, the physician should add ..... (7) _ _ _ _ _ _ _

22. ..... doctor, most witty - he always takes scales on board. (7,4) _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

23. Scotsman and French artist. (5) _ _ _ _ _

24. I'd get radar replaced - it's slow-paced. (10) _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

25. Ringing is heard when a Roman emperor gets outside tavern. (8) _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

26. Pleasure seeker who journeys to ancient city first. (7) _ _ _ _ _ _ _

27. He sits composing a dissertation. (6) _ _ _ _ _ _

28. Animal is most savage when swallowing bee! (10) _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

29. Vehicles for thespians on tour, disheartened. (8) _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

30. Check on a royal break. (6) _ _ _ _ _ _

31. Top churchman murdered, he went into casket and then tomb. (6,6) _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

32. Mulled claret with English syrup. (7) _ _ _ _ _ _ _

33. Valuable clock shown to politician I get on with. (7) _ _ _ _ _ _ _

34. Not quite out of place as a result of division. (8) _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

35. The point about indignation when fruit is served ..... (9) _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

36. ..... but the flight fruit eater has enormous bill to face. (6) _ _ _ _ _ _

37. It takes an assortment of ten clues to find something edible. (8) _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

38. Street that winds round one Italian city. (7) _ _ _ _ _ _ _

39. Cigar that produces carbon and damages hooter! (7) _ _ _ _ _ _ _

40. "The world needs love" from this instrument. (7) _ _ _ _ _ _ _

41. Newcomer is a sympathetic member. (10) _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

42. The more difficult to prove the more complex it is. (7) _ _ _ _ _ _ _

43. A body of serving men in perfect kind of tower. (7) _ _ _ _ _ _ _

44. The criminal is also a healer. (9) _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

45. A down-at-heel naval base in Italy. (7) _ _ _ _ _ _ _

46. Selbateht. (4,3,6) (Boards get rearranged) _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

47. Tax reverting to the Civil Service. (4) _ _ _ _

48. Return it with an excited singer who was accompanied by Ike. (4,6) _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

49. Banned cricketer who returned with a pair ..... (5) _ _ _ _ _

50. ..... was a youngster with no good reason to be out of form. (6) _ _ _ _ _ _

51. Family taking wine in Greater Manchester. (9) _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

52. List the revised order. (7) _ _ _ _ _ _ _

53. A shot that comes off. (8) _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

54. Concerned with touching one among straying cattle. (7) _ _ _ _ _ _ _

55. River sailor holding excellent qualification. (5) _ _ _ _ _

56. Butcher managed, with alien connection, to launch "The Stones". (9) _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

57. People who may draw lots when serving behind bars. (8) _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

58. Silver went after this gold container. (8,5) _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

59. County house that held records. (8) _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

60. Two gunner regiments retreated at Turkish mountain ..... (6) _ _ _ _ _ _

61. ..... but he assembled those that stick to their post. (11) _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

62. Drinks are taken about ten in the U.S. (5) _ _ _ _ _

63. I sit back and ring one of the Furies. (9) _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

64. Clean pub, taking nothing but American money. (8) _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

65. Prepare to do repair, by the way, where there's an elderly person. (12,6) _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

66. He illustrated a number offline. (7) _ _ _ _ _ _ _

67. Patriot is deployed to get things into shape. (9) _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

68. The courage that needs to go with a splash. (6) _ _ _ _ _ _

69. He turns down pint in order to stay keen on rotation. (6,9) _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

70. This little beast is allowed out at all times. (7) _ _ _ _ _ _ _

71. Restless person making a complaint about a fish ..... (8) _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

72. ..... he just could not settle. (8) _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

73. A palace in Austria? No, not in Austria, in France. (7) _ _ _ _ _ _ _

74. Soldier means to turn traitor twice. (6,3) _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

75. Opinion of English into Spanish wine. (5) _ _ _ _ _

76. Disasters! Go mad to stop working in empty theatres ..... (9) _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

77. ..... turns notice around where you hope to see a smash hit. (6,5) _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

78. Copper taken in, bewildered by six-footer. (6) _ _ _ _ _ _

79. What we may have to reduce to meet the electricity bill? (7,7) _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

80. Hanging is a nuisance - try to get round it. (8) _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

81. How spin bowlers make a meal of the batting side. (9) _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

82. Tried to get a place in Wayne County. (7) _ _ _ _ _ _ _

83. Parish priest goes after abstract art and is, by the fourth picture, unable to speak. (8) _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

84. Change not required for journeys in them. (7,6) _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

85. Grounds for changing ten dimes. (8) _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

86. Contrasting points in characteristic passage. (7) _ _ _ _ _ _ _

87. Daily pressure that keeps office work down. (11) _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

88. Inscribed plaque to commemorate savage battle. (6) _ _ _ _ _ _

89. Which vocalist performed for his bread and butter? (5,6) _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

90. An artist, but not one producing great works of art. (11) _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

91. Remodel rear of plane to fly ..... (4,4) _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

92. ..... and could be a charter right away for internal airline. (7) _ _ _ _ _ _ _

93. Aloofness of a unit of troops. (10) _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

94. Right in leaving out passage in book. (7) _ _ _ _ _ _ _

95. Cause of that girl's display of brightness. (9) _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

96. Go to street for place of meeting. (5) _ _ _ _ _

97. His digs may well be in old housing. (12) _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

98. Ban lad going to bed on time. (7) _ _ _ _ _ _ _

99. The criterion for one who plays the fool in the Bard's play. (10) _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

100.Most unsuitable job - and when you hear this it's time for retirement! (4,4) _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

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