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Re(2): Listener 4371 Our Announcer by Ploy

It was a really delightful puzzle. My first thought when I downloaded the puzzle was, 'Welcome back Ploy.'
Like Derek, I also thought Sound of Music but after studying the relevant song I couldn't think what could be a thematic shape, unless it was the mountains of the Alps. In the end I pondered the title and thought, 'News - could it be Big Ben?'. I used the virtual piano on the internet (which I've used before) to play the sequence of notes, moving one of them down an octave before I got it right.
The grid was a masterpiece. Excluding all those thematic letters (especially E) from anywhere else in the grid was a brilliant achievement. It must have taken ages.
Another welcome feature was a set of finely constructed clues. In recent months I've been privately quite critical of some clues in the Listener, but these could not be faulted.
My last thought was, 'I hope it's not ages until the next Ploy.'


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