Punctuation is important. Where an answer is two words, the letter counts are separated by a comma e.g. [7, 6]. If the punctuation in the letter count is anything else (e.g. [7-6]), pay attention to it. The same applies to punctuation - especially capital letters - in the clue.

If you want to have a go at the crossword, and you’ve not yet got a copy, track down Ben Poole (@benpoole), Mark Myers (@stickfight) or Julian Woodward (@woowar).

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