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2213: Surprising

30 May 2015

9:00 AM

30 May 2015

9:00 AM

A phrase, formed by four unclued lights, incorporates a definition of the other unclued lights and an indication of the way in which they are entered. Two unclued lights are hyphened.
 

Across

 
7    Nun, see, has to thank saint (6)
12    Rude man I’d sadly not held in high regard (9)
13    Festival taking shape in chaos (5)
15    New start for team in dark English strip (9)
16    Silence almost complete around pod (6)
20    Relative amateur after good chance missing nothing (7)
21    Cotton worn by eastern artist (6)
22    Left behind baron in middle bracket (6)
24    Idle icon not usually hard to control (8)
26    Sustain clear echo (4)
29    One entering mine in island (4)
32    Place eggs, over six, quietly round perch (8)
34    Reflected on meals in Norwegian hut (6)
35    Grass around blue inn (6)
37    Soldier’s language in court (7)
39    Mean to keep sailor capable of surviving (6)
42    Ground almost red in great painting (9, two words)
44    Volunteer in fight about fuel lacking density (9)
45    Spread force in waste without river (6)
46    Patriarch’s epistle stopping banter (6)
 

Down

 
1    Walk heavily, dropping spades in barrow (4)
2    Unionist not grasping appeal in existing without cause (7)
3    Scrap article in musical form (4)
4    Bosses getting doctor after expression of doubt (7)
6    Insectivore in blades mangled (6)
8    Fish in old Maori settlement (4)
9    Anxiously eye first change to acetate? (8)
11    Female wrestler, losing weight, worried guardians (10)
17    Detecting devices, for instance, around in underworld (6)
19    One hating Caledonians in tumultuous epoch to sob (10)
23    Tool adjusted sag in base (6, hyphened)
25    Aware about side wrongly dividing enemies up (8, two words)
26    Severe controls covering tense hour on Sabbath (8)
33    Monster restrained by one with a chilled drink (6, two words)
38    Permit change (4)
40    Quick to dispose of fine cheese (4)
41    Poet’s easily occupying time at home (4)
 
A first prize of £30 for the first correct solution opened on 15 June. 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 2213, The Spectator, 22 Old Queen Street, London SW1H 9HP. Please allow six weeks for prize delivery.


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