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Cover: Photo (c) J. G. Betts. Autumn view Torquay. 

LUPO 63 for September 2023 has now materialised at the end of a summer of fire and flood. Among the sense and nonsense (in the best sense) served up by its indefatigable contributors are baldness, Bentham (J.) and books, cats, commas, Cope (W.) and Corleones, not to mention constables, cremains and cricket, as well as gardens, gossip, peacocks, platypi and pub-crawls, ravens, ringtones, and rockers, Schoenberg, scones and storm drains, tardigrades, Tennyson and teddies, and much else besides. 

To be savoured in the four Intervals are the varied offerings of  Felicia Nimue Ackerman, Brian Allgar, Damian Balassone, Bruce Bennett, Jerome Betts, Michael R. Burch, Chris O' Carroll, Terese Coe, John Cooper, Pat D’Amico, Richard Fleming, David Lee Garrison, Stephen Gold, Julia Griffin, Max Gutmann A. M. Juster, Tonia Kalouria, Steven Kent, Philip Kitcher, Jean L. Kreiling, Bruce McGuffin, L.A. Mereoie, David Mitchell, Martin Parker, Michael Swan, Gail White, Russel Winick, and Nick Wynne. 

As they blink in the LUPO  limelight for the first time, we welcome David Lee Garrison, David Mitchell, Christine Pennylegion, Phil Genoux, Maurice O’ Sullivan and Nick Wynne.

Emerging red-eyed from between the sheets come the winners of Competition 62, Brian Allgar, Daniel Galef, Julia Griffin,, Bill Holloway, Mike Mesterton-Gibbons, I.V. Neversere,  Peggy Verrall and John Wood.

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Thanks to Felicia Nimue Ackerman, Linda Balassone and Ana Hijosa Sanchez for the use of photographs and best autumn wishes to all LUPO’s contributors and readers.

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