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to 2168: History exam

19 July 2014

Initial letters of superfluous words in clues give nightingale, quail and cuckoo, specimens of AVIFAUNA (5) represented by FLUTE (43), OBOE (40) and TWO CLARINETS (27 18) in the SIXTH… Read more

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to 2167: Groupies

12 July 2014

The unclued lights are ‘nouns of assemblage’, all listed on page 6 of the Word Lover’s Miscellany section in Chambers 2011. Solvers had to shade to highlight COWARDICE (34A +… Read more

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To 2166: Somewhere X

5 July 2014

Somewhere next to GUYANA (34) and BRAZIL (12), DUTCH (33) is SPOKEN (25), the highest mountain is JULIANA TOP (1D), and the principal SYNAGOGUE (3) and MOSQUE (39) are alongside… Read more

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to 2165: Not far off

28 June 2014

According to Fred HOYLE (24), SPACE is ‘only an hour’s drive away if your car could go straight upwards’ (10 13 37 and extra letters in clues). Cars fulfilling this… Read more

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to 2164: Blank crossword

21 June 2014

The unclued lights are types of CROSS. Solver were required to indicate clearly the FYLFOT at the centre of the grid.   First prize M. Purdie, Ceres, Fife Runners-up Gerry… Read more

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to 2163: Muscle

14 June 2014

The LITERAL QUINTET (13/22) was TERSE (37). 7A suggests ‘reest’, 40 steer, 5 stere, 6 ester, 19 trees and 26 reset. TERSE was to be shaded. The title suggests ‘teres’.… Read more

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to 2162: Stand in

7 June 2014

Superfluous letters in definitions form the phrase HOLD THE FORT. Thematically created entries at 5, 10, 17, 19 and 38 are defined by 12, 1D, 20, 3 and 9.   First prize… Read more

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to 2161: Appellation contrôlée

31 May 2014

The unclued lights begin with DOC (the Italian abbreviated equivalent of APPELLATION CONTRÔLÉE).   First prize Dennis Cotterell, Carlisle Runners-up Clare Reynolds, London SE24; Richard Poole, Harlech, Gwynedd

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to 2160: 18 down

24 May 2014

The unclued lights are all CHARACTERS (18D) in Plato’s dialogues, all but SOCRATES (1A) appearing in titles. In six cells, clashing letters could be combined to form letters of the… Read more

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to 2159: Wine, woman & song

17 May 2014

The three groups associated with EMPEROR (24) were MOTHS (1A, 25D, 39), PAPER SIZES (9, 16A, 44), and PENGUINS (13, 19, 43).  The title suggested another grouping, STRAUSS WALTZES.  … Read more

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to 2158: Late bloomers

10 May 2014

The unclued lights are the surnames of people (nine of whom were botanists) who gave their names to flowers.   First prize Angus Ross, Old Portsmouth, Hants Runners-up John Harcourt,… Read more

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To 2157: Song X

3 May 2014

If the grid were a TIMEPIECE (13/12), the six perimetric words (GRANITE, LIMESTONE, SERPENTINE, GREYWACKE, DALRADIAN and HORNFELS) might collectively suggest ‘Rock Around the Clock’, which song was RECORDED (22)… Read more

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to 2156: Shoreline

26 April 2014

The perimeter is occupied by seven SANDPIPERS.   First prize Tim Hanks, Douglas, Isle of Man Runners-up Hilda Ball, Belfast; B. Taylor, Little Lever, Bolton

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2155: Poor Billy’s left out

19 April 2014

The unclued lights are SIBYLS (the title was an anagram of BILLY’S with L omitted). First prize Judith Bevis, Newport, South Wales Runners-up Dr Stephen Clarkson, Ipswich, Suffolk; Geoffrey Telfer,… Read more

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to 2154: Clickety click

12 April 2014

The MUSICAL (33) BARON (29) Lloyd-Webber’s BIRTHDAY (40) was on 22nd March; he was 66 (hence the title). His works include EVITA (16A), MEMORY (24) and ANY DREAM WILL DO… Read more

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to 2153: Selling

5 April 2014

Corrections of misprints in clues form the phrase BAIT AND SWITCH. Unclued lights are examples of bait (10, 16, 23, 38) and switch (15, 20, 31, 37).   First prize… Read more

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to 2152: T20

29 March 2014

Each letter of each solution and each unclued light has to be represented in the grid by its numerical position in the alphabet — the title, T = 20, indicated… Read more

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Solution to 2151: Sources

22 March 2014

The three theme words are CHAMBERS (12A, 16A, 40A), OXFORD (colleges) (24A, 4D, 8D), and (works by Wilkie) COLLINS (9D, 13D, 30D), each a publisher of a DICTIONARY, which needed… Read more

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Solution to 2150: Content

15 March 2014

‘To fill the hour — that is happiness’ (given by initial letters of superfluous words in clues, and 3 4A) is a quotation by EMERSON (19). Thematically created entries at… Read more

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to 2149: Super!

8 March 2014

When preceded by GREAT, each unclued light yields a phrase listed in Brewer 19th edition.   First prize Mrs T. Vernalls, Thame, Oxfordshire Runners-up J. Anson, London SE5; A. Fabian,… Read more

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to 2148: Eighth of February

1 March 2014

Unclued lights can each be abbreviated so that together they give the letters of FEBRUARY: FAHRENHEIT (19), EARTH (32), BASS (35), RÖNTGEN UNIT (41), UNIVERSITY (1D), ATOMIC WEIGHT (4), RECTOR… Read more

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Solution to 2147: Amazing Performance

22 February 2014

Taking one unchecked letter from each across solution gives EXTRAORDINARY RENDITION, whose victims, according to Chambers 2011, include TERRORIST SUSPECTs. The initial letters of unclued entries were S,T,R,R,T,I,E,R,O.   First… Read more

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Solution to 2146: 4 ÷ 4 = 8

15 February 2014

One 4-letter word is to be placed in the middle of another to yield an 8-letter solution: 6 ÷ 19 = 44: 14 ÷ 8 = 1A; 31D ÷ 37… Read more

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to 2145: Two in a row

8 February 2014

Each pair consists of two in a ‘row’ in a variety of meanings. PURL (14) & PLAIN (25) (line of stitches), MERCUTIO (17) & TYBALT (40) (brawl), ROT/TEN (24/27) (Rotten… Read more

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to 2144: Leonids

1 February 2014

The work was ‘THE TAMING OF THE (1D) Shrew’. ‘Shrew’ is suggested by 15, 27 and 33. The ‘Shrew’ of the title is KATHARINA (38), addressed as ‘KATE OF KATE-HALL’… Read more