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As many Cuthbert’s names as possible have been incorporated in (ignoring all two letter words where they occur).  The clues are in the form of a trip description which should prove very m simple to Cuthbert’s experts.  The trip description starts below.

THE TRIP.  The entrance shaft goes straight down, not like a 34 down and leads to the entrance pitch.  This doesn't require much CARE and you could make a 4 down of it.  When you get to the 19 down go to the last part of it and down the ladder.  You are now are 14 across 19 down pitch and should keep 21 across dry unless a lot of 9 across has fallen lately.  On through the Wire Rift and down the 24 across to Upper Mud Hall.  Past the 7 down to Quarry 10 across. From there to Upper Traverse Chamber to visit 18 down Series where 22 down Chamber is visited on the way to the 36 across.  Back in Upper Traverse Chamber; go through a hole in the floor and past 8 down to Bypass Passage in the 14 across Series and on down the stream to Everest Passage.  This stream is not the 18 across.  From there, go through the 39 across to the 1 across Series and so into the Dining Room.  Here, a meal can be cooked and the 17 down thrown into a hole which acts as a 3 down.  Go on, when ready, through the 26 down 17 across taking care not to finish up in the 2 down by mistake or to get to Plantation Junction the hard way via 5 down.  Now to the 32 across Hive Chamber, up the stal bank to see the 36 across. An impressive 31 down.  On to the duck, where anyone wishing to go on would be advised to consider a 28 down suit.  Coming back, 38 down the 26 down 17 across extension pass some mere 30 across on the way to Chain Chamber.  Ahead is the 37 down 23 down from which no 12 down has been extracted!  Coming up through Catgut, rather than down to see the 33 across flake you pass through the 38 across and have to 11 across in many places, sometimes on your 16 down!  Finally, staggering out, you reflect, that you are suffering from 29 across 27 across and it seems a long time 15 across that the trip started.  The Wire Rift and the Ledge Pitches prove 23 across but you take time at Arête Pitch to go and 6 down through the window and see 7 down pitch as well.  Finally, come up the 40 across pitch in the last part of it in time for 13 across (especially the leader who has collected several 35 across!)

What of 1 down and 20 across?  They didn't fit into the trip but, if you want to finish the puzzle, 1 across was not a 20 across and 1 down without its middle letter comes from a 23 down.

 “Alfie”