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Edited by Richard Walker, Thursday, 26 Dec 2019, 17:58

I recently discovered the wonderful Guardian Crossword Blog and there I read this astonishing 1982 tour-de-force from the legendary Guardian crossword setter “Araucaria”. The clue was

O hark the herald angels sing the Boy’s descent which lifted up the world (anag), and in what circumstances (5,9,7,5,6,2,5,3,6,2,3,6)

The solution occupied 9 of the down lights (See 2, See 2 etc.) and may be the longest anagram ever to appear in a mainstream crossword puzzle. Hats off to Araucaria!

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