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Word play

This afternoon Astragal was happily snoozing in his den until rudely awoken by the telephone. Balefully staring at the source of his annoyance, Astragal reluctantly picked up. Expecting yet another invite to a gin-drinking session from that old scamp Norm, Astragal was surprised to hear the voice of an elderly lady requesting help with her last crossword clue. An accomplished wordsmith, Astragal gallantly came to the assistance of the charming Miriam Bailey, 89, of London, who was stumped ...

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