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Quickword No. 33
Abdul Karim, ‘the Munshi’, Queen Victoria’s confidential secretary.
One’s air or bearing, especially in the face.
Alter a text.
The main pack of cyclists in a race.
Deva Victrix, the Roman name for Chester.
Cleaning tool, used with a bucket.
Staffordshire town.
Hampshire town, the site of the first murder in Agatha Christie’s detective story ‘The ABC Murders’ (1936), featuring Hercule Poirot.
Enthusiastic about (e.g. a hobby).
European country.
Born, known before her marriage as.

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The ‘Tour de Yorkshire’ was arranged in 2015 following the county’s tremendous success hosting the first two stages of the Tour de France in 2012. Taking place over three days, it visited parts of Yorkshire the Tour de France had not been able to reach, and attracted some of the most illustrious figures in British cycling. Here, the riders pass Danes Dyke near Flamborough on the east coast.

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