2158: Late bloomers

19 April 2014

The unclued lights (33 with I) are of a kind, all verifiable in Chambers under the appropriate headword.   Across   1    Chief director takes one look at the… Read more


2157: Song X

12 April 2014

Round the perimeter clockwise from 1 run six lights of a kind (7,9,10,9,9,8): if the grid were a 13/12, they might collectively suggest the title of a song famously 22… Read more


2156: Shoreline

5 April 2014

Seven items of a kind read clockwise round the perimeter. In ten clues, cryptic indications omit reference to parts of answers; these parts must be highlighted, to reveal a definition… Read more


2155: Poor Billy’s left out

29 March 2014

The unclued lights (two must be paired) are of a kind, verifiable in Brewer.   Across 10   Details from Britain forged (4) 12   Colour of monster coming to grips with… Read more


2154: Clickety click

22 March 2014

This puzzle marks the 40 of a 33 29. 16A, 24 and 1D (four words) are three of his works. 7 (hyphened) and 22A combine to give an anagram of… Read more


2153: Selling

15 March 2014

Each of thirteen clues contains one misprinted letter in the definition part. Corrections of misprints spell a phrase involving a pair of items. Unclued Across lights are examples of one… Read more


2152: T20 – it’s just not cricket!

8 March 2014

The unclued lights (and 4 Down + N) are of a kind and along with the suggestion given by the title, they indicate how all the solutions (clued and unclued)… Read more


2151: Sources

1 March 2014

Three theme words which must be deduced each suggest three unclued lights (including one of two words and ignoring one definite article). The word which connects the three theme words… Read more


2150: Content

22 February 2014

Each of thirteen clues contains a superfluous word. Initial letters of these words spell the first four words of a quotation (in ODQ), the rest of which is supplied by… Read more


2149: Super!

15 February 2014

Each of the unclued lights (one of two words and one of three) can be preceded by the same word which solvers must state when submitting their entry. All resulting… Read more


2148: Eighth of February

8 February 2014

Unclued lights (including two of two words and an accent to be ignored) can be expressed in such a way as to form a thematic set. Elsewhere, ignore an apostrophe.… Read more


2147: Amazing performance

1 February 2014

Each of the 22 across solutions, in clue order, contributes one unchecked letter to a two-word phrase (13,9) in Chambers 2011. This dictionary entry will enable solvers to highlight a… Read more


2146: 4 ÷ 4 = 8

25 January 2014

The unclued four-letter words can be paired in a particular way to form the remaining unclued lights (one of two words).   Across   5    Be in contact with… Read more


2145: Two in a row

18 January 2014

Unclued lights form four thematic pairs, one of which combines to form a single word.   Across   1    Working prophets allege they carry cables (14, two words) 10    Reptile… Read more


2144: Leonids

11 January 2014

1D is the title of a work minus a word that is suggested by three further unclued lights. Other unclued lights include the person to whom the word refers, who… Read more


2143: Revising geography

4 January 2014

The unclued lights are broadly of a kind (33 differs from the others, though 33K would have been more appropriate, if it fitted in!). Each one Across can somehow be… Read more


Cold Comfort

14 December 2013

Five Christmas carols (5, 6, 5, 3 and 4 words respectively) have been re-arranged, and re-titled at 23/38 (4 words), 59/54/62D/5 (4 words), 87/12/74 (4 words), 20 (5 words) and… Read more


2142: Wintry

7 December 2013

Each of seventeen clues comprises a definition part and a hidden consecutive jumble of the answer including one extra letter. The extras spell a four-word excerpt from a quotation (in… Read more


2141: Megacant

30 November 2013

The unclued lights (all but two of two words) are of a kind, listed in Chambers 2011. Elsewhere, ignore one accent.   Across   1    Race to leave car… Read more


2140: Essex Man

23 November 2013

Our hero must be revealed by shading six cells appropriately. Four unclued lights are key words in 11s featuring the hero. Remaining unclued lights (including one of three words) each… Read more


2139: Separated

16 November 2013

Nine unclued lights can be separated into three groups; each group consists of three definitions of one of three words into which the remaining unclued light can be separated.  … Read more


2138: Hundred centimes

9 November 2013

The unclued lights, across and down respectively, are of a kind, all verifiable in Chambers.   Across   4 Single instruction on small firm’s photo visible to the naked eye… Read more


2137: Speculation

2 November 2013

Each of two associated words is suggested by four unclued lights (one of two words). Elsewhere, ignore an accent.   Across   1 Tending spiders dope rendered legless (11) 7… Read more


2136: Howdunit

26 October 2013

Six of the unclued entries (one of three words, three of two words and one hyphened; all in Chambers apart from one name; unchecked letters can spell ACTOR OR WOMEN… Read more


2135: Strange

19 October 2013

The unclued lights are of a kind.   Across   1    Remains close to the co-founder of the Townswomen’s Guilds (5) 10    Willing to help prepare musical backing… Read more