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2170: Hector’s Summer Nights

12 July 2014

9:00 AM

12 July 2014

9:00 AM

The unclued lights (one of three words and three of two), as three pairs and three individually, are of a kind. Ignore four accents and one apostrophe, in total.
 

Across

 
1    A few lines about criticism of Indian city pub (9)
6    Composer’s lost final catalogues (5)
9    Boy at old festival gets caught (4)
11    Mental lapse, having tiara borne in disarray (10)
13    Bishop loses note first (5)
16    Indirect effort made by government official accepting sponsorship, for a start (5)
17    Actress wearing nothing, apparently (5)
20    Adolescent appearing regularly at The Weeny Angler (7)
22    He serves ice-cream to bird (7)
23    Artist leaves fabled monster a jingle (5)
24    Censure the return of drinks (5)
29    Wastes claims (7)
31    Old Bob – youth leader at cleric’s home (7)
34    Assume to be true from manual, missing though (5)
35    Just what climbing parties should know! (5)
36    Roofless homes with fencing items (5)
37    Leave hurriedly – swift? Almost (4) …
39    … changing sides, having escaped (4)
40    Tennis champion, English, on the green in France (5)
41    Helper, seated with short relative in France (9)
 

Down

 
1    Father William’s top fruit (5)
2    Upset doorkeeper, alight again (5)
3    Greek physician with a common ore (6)
4    Charge for time in the middle of water (6)
5    Distribute US press release at zero mph! (7)
7    Card for mobile individual – Nina (6)
8    Derogatory nature of poor Dennis’ chain letter (9)
14    Reserve copy in Antarctica? (8, two words)
17    Escort at pop concert on his own, heading off (6)
20    Stroke during the Ashes, apparently, undertaken prior to purchase (9, two words)
21    Could be utter sincerity, for starters – thus? (6)
26    Fools around near gulfs (7)
27    Detective in Greater Manchester (6)
28    Order for more goods from agent Swallow (6)
29    Training sessions reveal medic with woes (6)
32    Maskarade, say or Aida, Parsifal, Elektra initially, maybe (5)
33    Tenanted territory (5)
 
A first prize of £30 for the first correct solution opened on 28 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 2170, The Spectator, 22 Old Queen Street, London SW1H 9HP. Please allow six weeks for prize delivery.


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