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2217: Poem

27 June 2015

9:00 AM

27 June 2015

9:00 AM

Unclued lights (one hyphened) are words from a poem whose subject appears in the completed grid. A clued light is an anagram of the poet’s name and must be shaded. Elsewhere, ignore an accent.
 

Across

 
7    Pass through range heading west (3)
11    Any chap can empty nappy (6)
14    Gigs annoy heartless Giles (7)
15    Possibly enough said about dipsticks (5)
17    Dumpynose is punching person who’s still more acid (6)
18    Girl rebuffed game statesman (5)
20    Pearly queen in wild dance (6)
22    Instrument jingled needling capuchin (7)
28    Trumpet blasts needing prime instruments (7)
31    Mobile mat one folds (6)
34    Behave no longer as a roughneck (5)
36    Stop child occupying couch (6)
39    Meal in Saskatchewan? (5)
40    Former pastor dies leading to blues? (7)
41    Fifty-one recruited by MOJ boss start operating (6, two words)
42    First person talked about spring (3)
43    Deft odes Sid composed for songfests (11)
 

Down

 
1    Oddball of suitably legendary nature (10)
2    Chief is commander again (8)
3    Tough old retired soldier has eaten bananas (9)
4    Stan or Ollie, barrow boy, ace not base, … (6, hyphened)
5    … maybe trades in foremost wraps (7)
6    Trembling day-scholar out of LA (effect of illness) (8)
7    Severe rebuff for stickybeak (5)
9    Gold outfit alpha for stars (6)
10    Vexation chaplain escapes with a smile (5)
12    Paramour of Juno embracing lowly worker (7)
19    Constant husband eating husk enjoys fibrous roots (10)
21    Knackered horse? It ultimately rose and pranced (9)
23    Current elected Welshman meets the nobility minus one earl (8)
24    Shiite happens to post ninth letter (7)
25    For so much of Xmas show bosh gets in (8, two words)
26    Robust judge – Terry denies sin (6)
32    Scratch XI gets carried away (6)
33    Brighter fellow rejected clothes-horse (5)
37    Man perchance one almost killed (4)
 
A first prize of £30 for the first correct solution opened on 13 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 2217, The Spectator, 22 Old Queen Street, London SW1H 9HP. Please allow six weeks for prize delivery.


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