Re(4): Listener 4411 Extra English by Raffles IP: 22.214.171.124 Posted on September 6, 2016 at 02:21:22 PM by John Nicholson
I was one of the test-solvers, and I’m afraid that I couldn’t have noticed ELIEL as I have never come across the word before. Had I come across it before, and seen it first, I probably wouldn’t have looked for another angel either to be honest; I wouldn’t have expected to find two angels and a Brit among one set of clashes! Personally I would have marked them correct as the only reason for not doing seem to be that ALM is a proper noun, and that seems a bit harsh as we often see proper nouns in the grid without being told.
I thought it was a wonderful puzzle when I tested it, and even better in the published version.