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2177: Amaze

30 August 2014

9:00 AM

30 August 2014

9:00 AM

The titles of four of an artist’s works (9,7; 6,6; 6,2,4; 12) read clockwise round the perimeter from a square to be deduced. In eleven clues, cryptic indications omit reference to parts of answers; these parts must be highlighted, to reveal the artist’s name and the title of another work. Letters in corner squares and those adjacent to them are supplied by GIRL IN GROOVE.
 

Across

 
11    Disc covered by foot is just showing (5)
12    God tender in retreat (4)
13    Flap near cat (5)
14    Constant companion behind star receiving thanks (7)
15    Devil with name in matter distorted communication (10)
17    Boat train, upper-class, going west (5)
20    Book about libel bothered old maid (8)
21    Like prophet endlessly following king (6)
23    Tree over edge of chasm (4)
26    Gossip about singular league (5)
27    Operation previously in charge of compound (5)
28    Fatty substance round sign (4)
30    Pieces in dictionary affording warnings (6)
31    Mystical science involved claims about soul (8)
36    Seat oddly empty (5)
38    Members of tribe occupied by matter gather mostly in twilight (10)
39    Rank of nobleman playing mad role (7)
40    Nervous movement in quiet line (5)
41    Novice back in minority (4)
42    Angel free from new pain (5)
 

Down

 
2    Little about Belize on popular online journal (7)
3    Reproaching unionist, lead group securing help (10)
4    Mass splitting at this point busts (6)
5    Church leader upset initiate (5)
6    Opening passage about facing inward (8)
7    Below good height (5)
8    Delightful person performing in dance (5)
10    Won power, excited (4)
16    Goblin in cavern is secretive (5)
18    Bad to lose one month (4)
19    Change round a slab moulded in old-fashioned gypsum (10)
22    Past wanting fine shell (5)
24    Doused, I’m writhing like a jellyfish (8)
25    Beer certainly keeping cold (4)
29    Current company under cloud in ship (7)
32    Dance ensemble rowdy in part (6)
33    Foot starts to climb (5)
34    Swindle in marketplace raised credit (5)
35    Martial arts hard to stop usually (5)
37    Pamphlet lacking right discretion (4)
 
A first prize of £30 for the first correct solution opened on 13 September. 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 2177, The Spectator, 22 Old Queen Street, London SW1H 9HP. Please allow six weeks for prize delivery.


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