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Listener 4525: ‘Market Square Fable’ by Charon

Posted by Encota on 9 November 2018

When I first solved this one it looked like three windows, or Windows.  Was this a MicroSoft <-> MS <-> Market Square link, somehow?  Um … no.

I loved the pair of clues for the Pele and the footballer known by that name:

4. A footballer par excellence curiously mentioned a cross and a stone (24, our words) unscrambled quickly to EDSON ARANTES DO NASCIMENTO, and

5. Hawaiian volcano goddess who, you could say, is foreshortened? (4) for PELE (homonym for “4, shortened”)

I hadn’t heard of Spring-Heeled Jack but the Melton Mowbray Pork Pie and Paints The Town Red worked well for me.  Aside: what was that Clint Eastwood film where the latter happens?

Short of time this week.  Many thanks to Charon for a very enjoyable solve.  Next week I’ll spend more constructing my homage to Shark’s excellent Quads III.

Cheers all,

Tim / Encota

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