2226: Whitehouse

29 August 2015

Clockwise from 4 run three titles (6,2,3,6,7,9,3,4,3,4,5) linked with X who won a 21 of 8s. 29 is a fourth such title. Solvers must shade the three clued lights that… Read more


2225: Category

22 August 2015

Four unclued lights (two of which consist of two words each) belong in the same category; one unclued light defines them. Remaining unclued lights are the surnames of their creators.… Read more


2224: All here

15 August 2015

The unclued lights (two of two words), individually or as pairs, are of a kind. Elsewhere, ignore one accent.   Across   9    Aromatic fragrance from front half of… Read more


2223: Clerihew

8 August 2015

29 6 (4 words) is 1 24 (3 words). 24 11 10 (4 words), but 6 11 36 (4 words).   Across   3    Secret compartments disguised in most of… Read more


2222: Exquisite

1 August 2015

One unclued light (hyphened) is a 38 of a word hidden in the grid. Two unclued lights are definitions of the hidden word, which is also the surname of a… Read more


2221: Shielded

25 July 2015

The unclued lights are of a kind, verifiable in Brewer. Elsewhere, ignore two accents.   Across   1    Transfers year-groups (7) 11    Mushroom in cooker and much of… Read more


2220: Poem II

18 July 2015

Unclued lights (two hyphened) are words (all but one of which are in ODQ) from a poem whose title appears in the completed grid. Two clued lights combine to give… Read more


2219: Keep going

11 July 2015

Unclued lights (one of three words) are of a kind, as suggested by the title.   Across   7    Mostly stern examination (3) 11    African’s body to rest briefly (6)… Read more


2218: Fab!

4 July 2015

The unclued lights (two of three words and two of two words) can be preceded by the same word and all are defined in Brewer’s Dictionary of Phrase and Fable.… Read more


2217: Poem

27 June 2015

Unclued lights (one hyphened) are words from a poem whose subject appears in the completed grid. A clued light is an anagram of the poet’s name and must be shaded.… Read more


2216: Riddle

20 June 2015

Two clues are without definitions; their answers form the name of a person with a leading part in four works whose titles read clockwise round the perimeter. The title of… Read more


2215: IVOs

13 June 2015

The unclued lights (one hyphened and another a novel which is listed in Chambers Crossword Dictionary) display a similar feature — a few of the clued solutions do so too,… Read more


2214: What’s up?

6 June 2015

The theme word is 29 down, which defines each of the other unclued lights (including one of two words) in one way or another. All unclued lights are entered in… Read more


2213: Surprising

30 May 2015

A phrase, formed by four unclued lights, incorporates a definition of the other unclued lights and an indication of the way in which they are entered. Two unclued lights are… Read more


Plus ça change

23 May 2015

The unclued Across lights (Individually or as a pair) are defined by the unclued Down lights (individually or as a pair).   Across   1    Consistent growth, as an… Read more


2211: Toddler hero

16 May 2015

Clockwise round the grid from 37 runs a quotation plus its source (3,3,5,8,8,5,2,3,6,2,3,4) suggesting the outcome of 2. Remaining unclued lights, combined and subjected to 2, identify the author (three… Read more


2210: Game theory

9 May 2015

Four unclued lights can be arranged to form an eight-word excerpt from a quotation (in ODQ). One of these lights provides a cryptic indication of each of the other unclued… Read more


2209: Safe-blowers

2 May 2015

The unclued lights (two of two words) are to be linked with one of the clued lights in translation. All resulting phrases, one doubly hyphened, can be confirmed in Chambers… Read more


2208: Mort

25 April 2015

Two words form the name of a fictional 28, described by his creator as a ‘22A/31/26’. Remaining across unclued lights are associated with the first word and down ones with… Read more


2207: An unusual angle

18 April 2015

In six answers the wordplay ignores an item. These items (two of them identical) are not listed as specific 27 of 22 in Chambers, unlike the other unclued entries.  … Read more


2206: Landslip

11 April 2015

Four of the unclued lights (one of two words) and an unclued pair are of a kind, and can become the remaining unclued lights, including a pair.   Across  … Read more


2205: In shape

4 April 2015

The unclued lights (including one of three words, one of two words, and one hyphened) form two thematic groups in the grid. They consist of a theme word, four lights… Read more


2204: Security

28 March 2015

In nine clues, cryptic indications omit reference to parts of answers; these parts must be highlighted, to reveal a definition applicable to each of the five members of the perimeter… Read more


2203: Peeping Toms

21 March 2015

The unclued lights are of a kind; the ones Across are one theme, and those Down (one of two words) on another related theme. Solvers must highlight another ‘Down’ theme-word… Read more


2202: Problem XI

14 March 2015

Seven unclued lights (one hyphened) are 23: 7A + 17 + 40 + 5 + 6 + 31 = 36. Ignore one accent. Elsewhere, ignore an apostrophe and two accents.… Read more