Crossword No. 3728: Who Am I? by Amicus

Symmetry: 180 degree

Size: 144 cells

Theme:
Subsidiary indications in clues involve pairs of extra letters, spelling CATHERINE OF ARAGON, ANNE BOLEYN, JANE SEYMOUR, THE FLANDERS MARE, CATHERINE HOWARD AND CATHERINE PARR; their fates “divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, survived” (repeated seven times) dictate methods of entry of lights, “divorced” meaning split by an interrupting letter, “beheaded” meaning lacking initial letter, “died” meaning jumbled and “survived” meaning normal. Interruptions in “divorced” lights spell HENRY THE EIGHTH (born 28/06/1491), to be highlighted.

Prizewinner
Mike Coates (London)