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2197: Missing

7 February 2015

9:00 AM

7 February 2015

9:00 AM

Chambers 2014 is certainly not recommended this week theme-wise! But Chambers 2011 is.
 

Across

 
1    Cuckoo born to South Australian ox that’s extinct (12)
10    Lure cut according in arty style (4)
14    Some old film category starts from next year (3)
15    Selfish actions making priest go mad (8, hyphened)
17    Serious German painter (5)
18    Tiresome person, one close to passenger seat (7)
19    Sound of drum in rag, as well (6)
22    The people from Corrie (6)
24    Misrepresent faith, but not loudly (5)
27    Bread Mathew served with ale (9)
29    He has seen half the land (5)
31    Genus of flowers from Lake Troy (6)
34    Cook with mother at family estate (6)
38    Scenic brae regularly reflecting fir-trees (5)
39    Vivaldi 4 having unfinished choral work by President (8)
41    Study in Chambers? (10)
42    Head leaves uncomplicated lesson (4)
43    Edited 9 books replacing Irish sanctions (12)
 

Down

 
2    Told off for modern copy that’s ardently desired (10)
3    Safe to stand on bend with new sink installed (7, hyphened)
4    Performance made in hope? Rather! (5)
5    Traveller around these rigs (9)
7    Trifling loss of force is profitable (5)
9    Modern series about lichen (12, two words)
13    Young girl summons flageolet (12, two words)
16    Noisy game in bed (3)
19    Showed petulance in Perth having spied on horses (6)
20    Get zero thanks in gaol (6)
21    Constant gossip about true tailored headwear in Gainsborough’s paintings (10, two words)
28    Blog reviewed rubber pill (7)
32    Favouring some improvement (3)
33    Cockney positioning himself at demo (5, hyphened)
35    Picture from one small publication (English) (5)
37    Old uncles seem flustered (4)
 
A first prize of £30 for the first correct solution opened on 23 February. 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 2197, The Spectator, 22 Old Queen Street, London SW1H 9HP. Please allow six weeks for prize delivery.


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