May 2018 Slot 7 May 2018 Slot 7 (5-415) by Flowerman

Nine thematic names are to be placed in the grid (7,7,4,8,7,5,6,7,5) running clockwise from the top left-hand corner of the grid. Twelve clues (6 across and 6 down) contain a superfluous word that must be removed before solving. Collectively, these words (two of them only meaningful if together) identify the theme. Apart from the thematic names, two answers are not in Chambers, or at least not as main entries.

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