Sunday, 16 December 2018

Sequence 4

This puzzle appeared in the November 2018 edition of 1 Across magazine (Issue no. 332) as crossword no. 1876.

The preamble reads:

Unclued lights (one hyphenated) provide the names of the ten most recent holders of an office to be deduced.

As of the time of publication the unclued lights are the surnames of the ten most recent UK Poets Laureate, starting from WORDSWORTH and coming up to date with DUFFY.

 1843-50William Wordsworth
 1850-92Alfred Lord Tennyson
 1896-1913Alfred Austin
 1913-30Robert Bridges
 1930-67John Masefield
 1968-72Cecil Day-Lewis
 1972-84Sir John Betjeman
 1984-98Ted Hughes
 1999-2009Andrew Motion
 2009-2019Carol Ann Duffy