CAM 90 crossword solution – No Shelter in Row 5 by Nimrod
Winner: Teyrnon Powell (Caius 1968)
Runners-up: Linda Hutchinson (Churchill 1978) and Iain Bell (Christ’s 1992)
Subtitle: An agony in eight fits
In The Vanishing (Fit 8) at the conclusion of Lewis Carroll’s “The Hunting of the Snark”, the BAKER (in BAKERLOO) meets first the SNARK (in COPPER’S NARK) and then his mysterious end, the Snark having turned out to be A BOOJUM (anagram of Row 5 minus SHELTER, see title). In the silver zone, the letters of A TORMENT (An Agony) are inserted into eight synonyms of FIT (BOUT, SONG, GOOD, AGUE, ABLE, MOOD, SUIT and HALE).
Jumbled solutions – Rows 4-8: ADAGIOS/TARMACS; JABOTS/HOME RULE; GODHOOD/BOHEMIA; PENDULUM/END-ALL; GOATEES/DEAD-SET; Columns 1-3: DOCK/HEALERS; AVOIDS/MOUSE; KOPJE/DRAPED; Columns 12-14: SMILER/ADITS; TELCO/TEAMED; EARHOLE/RAYS.