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We are seven as told by an Englishman. In his honor, enjoy these cryptic clues.

  1. Fighting incessant blemish (3)
  2. Misheard part begets silence (5)
  3. Fleet courier triumph over headless elderly and chaos at mixed green (6, 9)
  4. Westward farm surrounded by cheer and mirth (7)
  5. Advancing years ruin a lodge (3, 3)
  6. Wizard musician leaves us behind to gain silver. (8)
  7. My wand falls short of the arcane. (6)

Who is the Englishman?

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  1. WAR(-t)

  2. PEACE ("piece")

  3. WIN + (-a)GED + MESS + ENGER*

  4. JO(LLIT<)Y

  5. OLD AGE*

  6. M(-us)(AG)ICIAN

  7. MY + STIC(-k)

These are the names of the seven movements of The Planets, an orchestral suite by English composer Gustav Holst.

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  • $\begingroup$ you're too quick for me :) $\endgroup$
    – Sconibulus
    Jan 30, 2017 at 17:16
  • $\begingroup$ How is farm=till? Till is a verb. Farm refers to the place where it is carried out. $\endgroup$
    – Sid
    Jan 30, 2017 at 17:24
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    $\begingroup$ @Sid: "Farm" can also be a verb. $\endgroup$
    – Deusovi
    Jan 30, 2017 at 17:25

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