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Crossword 2070: Nothing special

7 July 2012

6:00 AM

7 July 2012

6:00 AM

The unclued lights (three of two words), individually or ‘19D’, are of a kind, represented in Brewer. Ignore all accents.

Across

1       Buy a shirt? It’d be wrong for such appearance (12, two words)
10     Not supporting one with sex appeal, on reflection (4)
14     Material salesman (3)
15     Reserve cold sheets for Neapolitan, say (8, two words)
17     Backs over half of 27, maybe (5)
18     Munched like a medal winner (7)
19     Type of hospital I can be seen in (6)
22     Goddess at one time seen in motorists’ club (6)
24     A while with one alluring woman (5)
26     Old king making sport during the morning gets French thumbs down (9)
27     Burns entertains food for sailors (9)
29     Weary sullen nuisance, content (5)
31     Modest cardinal points to soups (6)
34     Like varnish, bright, embodying touches of indigo (6)
39     US delivery fellow — capital fellow — brought round truck (8)
40     Scottish bird back from steakhouse (3)
41     Conductors with choice flights in the evening (10) …
42     … as one returned to temple (4)
43     Artist, one blocking quirky design, abandoning financial standards (12)

Down


2     Blockade wearing an alb? (10)
4     Stop soprano leaving believer (5)
5     Pigeon at port (9)
6     Tendulkar breaking chains (6)
7     Reviewed Times articles (5)
8     Seashell cut at North Wales headland (4)
11   Charts torn by a new receptacle (8, hyphened)
13   Sorted out Mel’s spare bed, but not for the DIY fan (12, hyphened)
16   Fitting carpets regularly (3)
21   Pretence of employment (10)
23   Block black passageway round The Queen (9)
25   Vehicle protection left off submarine (8)
28   37 with answer for French city (7)
30   Bullfighter having rent overturned before (6)
32   Small relative cutting temple (3)
33   Bring forth English dictator (5)
35   Frustrated angler’s composition (5)

A first prize of £30 for the first correct solution opened on 23 July. There are two runners-up prizes of £20 (or, for UK solvers, the latest edition of The Chambers Dictionary — ring the word ‘Dictionary’). Entries to: Crossword 2070, The Spectator, 22 Old Queen Street, London SW1H 9HP. Please allow six weeks for prize delivery.


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