Each of the clues below has a six-letter answer. Write the answer clockwise in the spaces around the appropriate clue number. Where the hexagons touch, the letters in the adjoining segments will be the same. We’ve answered one clue for you. The letters in brackets tell you the first letter of the answer. The letters in the inner coloured hexagon will spell a hidden word.
1 Inexperienced new recruit (R) 2 – Gunston, inept TV presenter played by Garry Mcdonald (N) 3 Colin –, starred in The Secret Daughter (F) 4 Intensely bright fabric popular in the 1980s (F) 5 Record label based in Detroit, Michigan, famed for soul and R&B performers (M) 6 Spins like a dancing dervish (W) 7 Chest of drawers supported on short legs (L) 8 Ironically tacky, in poor taste (K) 9 Tight group in which a team gathers for final motivation and tactical talk (H) 10 Humble and self-effacing (M) 11 South American cattle-herder (G) 12 Neil –, US singer/songwriter who had hits in the early 1960s including Oh! Carol and Calendar Girl (S)