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2158: Late bloomers

19 April 2014

9:00 AM

19 April 2014

9:00 AM

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 league (13, two words)
8    Very best note on new piano (7)
10    1 and 10 down. Confused? I’m off! (7)
15    Orchestra giving half the chorus (5)
19    Mournful servant leaves travel agencies in trouble (7)
20    Throw back of heartless seaman in sea (7)
22    Awfully terrified, I’d leave and pine (7, two words)
23    Wader at small hut (5)
24    Scrutinises jail on board (5)
30    Sickly article about cinema (7)
35    He watches girls galore – not one, anyhow (5)
36    Swan and ram confined (6, hyphened)
37    Channels from the ancient, native quarter without number (5)
38    Heraldic creature – one from the past – in the Lakes (7)
39    Recluse points out transfer (7)
40    Ample Titaness providing the Good Life (13, two words)
 

 Down

 
2    Registers car (5)
3    Cat has no time on river (5)
4    Popular old timepiece turned over, with decorative settings (6)
5    Marine creatures, having, say, resistance to illness on board (7, two words)
6    Arrange gold on stoop, reportedly (6)
7    Shakespearean cheat’s rabbit trap (9, hyphened)
10    see 10A
12    Sloth-like returning late round home (7)
14    Absolutely fitting equipment on trial around hospital (8)
17    Financial centre’s ice-cream indulgence is spoken of (10, two words)
20    Fruit of Pope’s Lear? (9, hyphened)
21    Principal lady at love-in, hereabout (7)
25    One novice mother’s upset with Harp (7)
27    A French detective agency left manuscript with rounded letters (6)
29    East Anglian residents, vassals, taking the money (6)
32    Clubs left to estimate demand (5)
 
A first prize of £30 for the first correct solution opened on 5 May. There are two runners-up prizes of £20. (UK solvers can choose to receive the latest edition of the Chambers Dictionary instead of cash— ring the word ‘Dictionary’.) Entries to: Crossword 2158, The Spectator, 22 Old Queen Street, London SW1H 9HP. Please allow six weeks for prize delivery.


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