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Fill in squares in the grid so each row, column and each 3x3 square contains all digits from 1 to 9. Each set of cells joined by dotted lines must add up to the number in the top-left corner. Numbers can’t be repeated within each set of cells.

The solutions from 1 to 12 are all six-letter words ending with the letter L in the centre. Moving clockwise from 1, the letters in the outer circle will spell out the name of an American writer. 1 2 3 4 5 6

Edible seed Artificial

Draw back Prickly plant Destructiv­e criminal Severe experience 7 8 9 10 11 12

Regular Relating to nerves Metallic paint Rock fragments Open out Decorative tuft

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