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2153: Selling

15 March 2014

9:00 AM

15 March 2014

9:00 AM

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 of these items, and unclued Down lights are examples of the other. Ignore an apostrophe in a clued light.
 

Across

 
1 Crease in leg left by special garter (8)
6 Hair’s restyled with new length (6)
11 Old-fashioned glance reflected trouble admitted by editor (5)
13 Chest well inlaid with silver line (7)
14 Palm in westward desert sheltering fowl (6)
17 Empress, for instance, fashionable (8)
21 Muse in retreat, not eager for material (8)
25 Spirit medium historically awry (3)
26 Mad dope missing date (3)
28 Structural member that is black in stable (7, two words)
29 Informal tokens, round and hard (8)
34 Drill once hurt paltry alien (8)
35 Good jet saving time (4)
36 Earl with fame mostly before this time (6)
39 Doctor absorbed by method got happy (5)
40 Strengthening demand, frantic since hit (12)
41 View around dry end of rural lane (6)
42 Whirling gyro in plan, hot device recording contractions (8)
 

Down

 
1 Sign about males in treasury (9)
2 Take city rent (4)
3 Cigars from Cuba supported by rule in country (6)
4 Fingerprint pattern one left in dye (6)
5 Playful Emma goes dancing (8)
6 Sleet before noon possible? Not very (7)
7 Tense in bed, pale (5)
8 Restaurant in service after bad show (10)
9 Free doctrine embraced in part (5)
12 Relating to work not involving fractions (8)
18 Crawl in gap cut by claws (10, two words)
19 Inherit care of no item in error (8, two words)
22 Finishing knot, securing broken stem (9)
24 Almost within reach, say, strangely deathless quality (8)
27 Fool, upset, getting cyanide (7)
30 Save grain and oil (6)
32 Enlarged cell area? See inside knowledge (5)
33 Rag to wrap about candle (5)
 
A first prize of £30 for the first correct solution opened on 31 March. 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 2153, The Spectator, 22 Old Queen Street, London SW1H 9HP. Please allow six weeks for prize delivery.


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