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2168: History exam

28 June 2014

9:00 AM

28 June 2014

9:00 AM

Each of twenty-two clues contains a superfluous word. Initial letters of these words spell three specimens of 5; these are represented respectively by 43, 40 and 27 18 in the 13 26D of a person whose surname is an unclued light. Remaining unclued lights combine to form the name by which the 26D is known.
 

Across

 
1    Hamper newspaper covering a solemn case (6)
7    Pressure acceptable in finish (6)
12    Clown, I see, in charge, opposed to citizenship (9)
15    Gods race through illness (9)
16    Senior innkeeper around after drink spills (6)
20    Declare renewed grounds of belief (7)
21    Soft earth harmed with fungus (6)
22    Charge reversed after ringing number (6)
24    Must that liar broadcast extreme opinion? (8)
26    Rain in Scotland edges westward (4)
28    Tiny amount in mess ironed out (3)
29    Soldiers nervous about whale (4)
32    Knife design capturing singular devotion to destroyer (8)
34    Navy stopping game behind port (6)
35    Crown agent in perceived test (6)
37    Record agile bats living close to ground (7)
39    Corrupt sport without positive weight (6)
42    Denier began changing course about lawsuit (9)
44    Cool remote operating a chain (9)
45    Intensify force, encircling compound (6)
46    Old theft of bone (6)
 

Down

 
2    Purpose, protecting pound, quiet expert embraced (7)
3    Dance after amateur leaves (4)
4    Sheaths are arranged in upward line (7)
6    Old vinegar?  Disappointment after that aspect is raised (6)
8    Right conduct, not hard (4)
9    Quicken flow, power rising in river (8)
10    Cylinder most elevated in iron part (5)
11    Insectivore damaged mesh we labelled ours (10)
17    Capital divided by tense magistrate (6)
19    Star critic scoffs nastily, surveying instrument (10, hyphened)
23    One in launch, hour away, adrift under moon (6)
25    Peculiarity mostly in American god of war (8)
30    Unhappy over clerics opening up temples (7)
31    One kicking ball bothered vigorous woman (7)
33    Impression about part of clan (6)
36    Clubs offer clever message (5)
38    Move faster, following others round curve (4)
 
A first prize of £30 for the first correct solution opened on 14 July. 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 2168, The Spectator, 22 Old Queen Street, London SW1H 9HP. Please allow six weeks for prize delivery.


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