Six clues are without definition parts; their answers are the title of a series that began sixty years ago this October and the surnames of five of its leading participants. In eighteen clues, cryptic indications omit reference to parts of the answers to be entered in the grid; these parts should be highlighted to reveal, reading clockwise, a five-word phrase associated with the series. Across
1 Pointed remark from bishop after obstruction (4) 3 Energy in revolutionary music ahead (6) 7 Uniform in base (3) 10 Less than open, losing love with hesitant expression (5) 11 Discarded fish covering ground now (6,3) 12 Seed getting top mark after exercises (3) 13 Spotted notice in direction of ocean (7) 15 Fuss, not having time for knight’s title (3) 17 Hose unravelled in spot around structure in garden? (4,4) 19 Partly evaluate last measures of flux density (6) 22 Right in promising series of prayers (6) 25 Poor man’s holding tiny sum? It signifies something uncountable (4,4) 29 Drink with crew, miles away (3) 31 Bird shooter following party’s leader north (7) 32 Sun god taking one away from earth (3) 33 Heroic eminence in great name (9) 35 Cook since going into decline (5) 36 Stop in between dances (3) 37 Most wholesome, endlessly absorbing volume (6) 38 Amaze fans, coming back (4)
1 Confused impression about sword around end of fight (4,5) 2 Heaters, wrong sort, holding opera up (9) 4 Indignation not in time (7) 5 Language controlled after kick-off (6) 6 Very wide spread (3) 7 Rings hotel with acknowledgement of mistake (5) 8 Question sailor about a country (5) 9 Emergency tips for camper with issues? Not half (6) 14 Middle of widest river in Scotland (3) 16 One day on a mountain in Crete (3) 18 Lawyer beginning to move barrier (3) 20 Forces king raised in quantity hurry up (4,5) 21 Revealed after sign changed (9) 23 Be in debt within two weeks (3) 24 Quiet resistance upset agent (3) 26 Old students all turn pages at regular intervals (7) 27 Small test involving new guard (6) 28 Make beloved one finally approach (6) 29 React to reform (5) 30 Insect concealed below opening? Not good (5) 34 Circuit made by friend going north (3)
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