Wednesday, 3 May 2017


Appearing as Inquisitor 1487 on 22nd April 2017, Delivery celebrates a famous sketch by Victoria Wood, who died on 20th April 2016.

The sketch features Julie WALTERS as an elderly waitress trying to deliver TWO SOUPS to diners played by Celia IMRIE and Duncan PRESTON.  During the long walk across the restaurant floor she gradually spills all of the soup so that in the end TWO BOWLS devoid of soup comprise the final DELIVERY.

Solvers are required to reinstate a letter missing from the definition part of each clue.  In clue order, these spell out further works of Victoria Wood:  Pat and Margaret, Acorn Antiques and Dinner Ladies.

Finally, solvers must highlight the appearances in the grid of the phrases TWO SOUPS and TWO BOWLS, WALTERS on a diagonal and the unclued 23d (PRESTON), 29d (IMRIE) and of course, 12d (VICTORIA WOOD).

Solver feedback:

"Thanks for a lovely Inquisitor puzzle. I really enjoyed solving it!

Best wishes

Derek Harrison
The Crossword Centre"

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