Sunday, 7 April 2019

Ciao

Published in the Sunday Telegraph of 24th March 2019 as Enigmatic Variations puzzle no. 1375, Ciao by Eclogue

Preamble


In CIAO, solvers must highlight an author who appears in the grid following a treatment
suggested by the title of one of his works, which must be written in full beneath the grid.
All clue answers are to be similarly treated prior to entry. Numbers in brackets refer to
grid entries and Chambers Dictionary (2016) is recommended.

Solution


A FAREWELL TO ARMS



Dénouement


All entries must have any A, R, M or S removed in accordance with the cryptic indication “A FAREWELL TO ARMS” by ERNEST HEMINGWAY, whose name includes each such letter once only.  The work in question is set in Italy, hence the puzzle's title.