Wednesday, 2 January 2019


This puzzle appeared on 15th December 2018 as Inquisitor 1573, Stagnation by Eclogue


Clues are listed in the alphabetical order of their solutions which must be entered wherever they will fit.  One word in the wordplay part of each clue should have a letter removed, not always leaving real words.  In clue order, these letters provide the title of a work, the initials and surname of the author and the full name of its translator.  Four clue answers will not fit the original grid, but must replace others in spaces left when the instruction provided by the translated title of the work is complied with.  All final entries are real words or phrases.

Interim Grid

Final Grid

The work provided by extra letters in wordplay is IM WESTEN NICHTS NEUES by Erich Maria REMARQUE which ARTHUR WESLEY WHEEN translated as ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT.  Therefore the original entries of PEACE, LACONIC, PRIVATE and MUTED were to be moved from the right hand side of the original grid to the ‘western’ or left-most edge and the resultant gaps filled by the residual clue answers, leaving real words and phrases (some unchanged).

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