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The enumerations of these four crossword clues are related:

  1. Naughty streamer even I watch.
  2. Justify the new mass rite.
  3. Not a grey cap on the board?
  4. Send up Queen's University.


Find a fifth word following the answer pattern, and name who was finally awarded this World Cup.

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  • $\begingroup$ Updated the first clue to remove an indirect anagram - apologies for that! $\endgroup$
    – Tom
    Jul 7, 2018 at 8:12

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Naughty streamer even I watch.

TIMER (watch) — anagram ("naughty") of .T.E.M.R (even letters of "streamer") and I

Justify the new mass rite.

MERIT (justify) — anagram ("new") of M (m, "mass" in physics) and RITE.

Not a grey cap on the board?

MITRE — I'm not sure here. A mitre is a cap where two boards join at an angle. It is also a bishop's hat, and a bishop is a man on a chess board? "Not a" suggests that A can be inserted to MITRE to make a word meaning grey. The word is "maître", but I can't see its relation to grey.

Send up Queen's University.

REMIT (send) — reversal ("up") of ER (Elizabeth Regina, queen) + MIT (University in Cambridge, Massachusetts)

Notice a pattern?

These are all anagrams of each other. We are looking for a fifth one. (There's miter, but that's only the American spelling of mitre, so let's discount that.)

Jules Rimet was the FIFA president who introduced the Association Football World Cup tournament. The original World Cup Trophy is called the Jules Rimet Cup in his honour. In 1970, it was awarded permanently to Brazil, the first team to win it three times.

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  • $\begingroup$ Technically incorrect, because Belgium beat Brazil and cannot win this World Cup :P $\endgroup$
    – Aryaman
    Jul 7, 2018 at 11:08
  • $\begingroup$ Man of the Match award to M Oehm. My third was lightly clued - just that the cap in the board game belongs to a bishop and so is B or W so not grey (I know this is not great). Top explanations and the title's a clue to your final answer too. $\endgroup$
    – Tom
    Jul 8, 2018 at 12:48

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