Crossword No. 3009: A Three-Pipe Problem by Law

Symmetry: None

Size: 154 cells

Grid represents the floor of a room, with lights entered along three pipes roaming from centre of top row to centre of bottom row, traversing each square twice. The alphabet is divided into three groups, each corresponding to one of three configurations of pipes in a square. There are three types of clue (with the type for a given light determined by the group in which its initial letter lies): normal, DLM and MP, the last spelling BOAT RETURNS SALT —TOUCH OF SUN, which may be read in each of the three ways to clue the final light of each pipe.

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