Early in the morning of Procol Harum's gig at
2014, Gary Brooker greeted a member of the BtP team, in a hotel
car-park, with the four-word salutation, 'Happy
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- - - - - | Day!'.
A: Your letter of the day is the initial of the first of those two missing words (3, 5)
A little clue: what he said included the name of a British public holiday that was abolished eighty-something years before he was born, but whose day and month he has good reason to know.
And – if needed – a strong clue:
visual assistance and useful associated links at 'Lanyard Story'
(for those who can't easily get to
The Royal Botanical Gardens)
And another tiny clue: the graphic featured on the Useful Page above might serve in connection with Isaac Albéniz, Mel B, Michael Berkeley, Danny Elfman, Melissa Etheridge, Noel Gallagher, Bob Hope, La Toya Jackson, JFK, Erich Korngold, Joey Levine, Nanette Newman, Francis Rossi, Irmin Schmidt or Iannis Xenakis if they knew anything about the history of English monarchy.
Back to the how-to-play page for the 2014 'Beyond the Pale' Christmas puzzles
Yesterday's puzzle | Forecast for tomorrow's puzzle: some easy search-engine practice and a bit of fun rearranging some letters