The Listener Crossword


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12 May 2018: In Listener Crossword 4502, Never-ending? by KevGar, the clue for 15dn should read “Tree debarked and chopped down around university metropolis filled up again”.

19 May 2018: In Listener Crossword 4503, Property Management by Smudge, the last sentence of the preamble should not contain the word “non-zero”.

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