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2220: Poem II

18 July 2015

9:00 AM

18 July 2015

9:00 AM

Unclued lights (two hyphened) are words (all but one of which are in ODQ) from a poem whose title appears in the completed grid. Two clued lights combine to give the poet’s surname and must be shaded.
 

Across

 
1    Brass hat beginning to eat brassica (4)
9    Gem from ring put on partner (4)
11    Break commandment, shattering true ideals (10)
13    Mademoiselle’s protest (4)
15    Clouds covering Dutch centres (6)
17    City guides in conversation (5)
18    Frost’s poems? (5)
20    Mantle’s everything one crony cherishes (7)
21    Killing time, polecats mauled mollusc (7)
24    Crest of bird part adrift (5)
25    Tower bedroom of good height (5)
27    Greatest possible bird unsurpassed hitherto (7, hyphened)
30    Jokes about lair provoking animals (7)
32    Steroid excited journalists? (7)
36    Poetry to irritate snubbed nursemaid (5)
37    Bore’s buried in this quarry (5)
38    Strong drink sustains Montana railway company (6)
39    In India vast number in need cried out (4)
40    Cable-car workers abandoned hemp and relent (10)
41    Framework of timbers used to be around yard (4)
 

Down

 
1    Swan almost obstructed boat (5)
2    Left port bearing cargo (5)
5    Erring impiously twice I forfeited heaven (7)
6    Bat Leslie wielded adding runs (7)
7    Sticky Victor lives with hero (6)
8    Troubleshooters (shooters with a difference) (9)
12    Oddly enough sagest notary blunders (12, three words)
14    Look skywards absorbed by yellow and brown bird (7)
19    Anything in red upset child (8)
21    Emma fiddling with table ornaments (9)
22    Resort is in France or Israel? (7)
26    Cheers from king folding jumper up (7)
28    Latin happens to char in Irish city (7)
29    Bard’s earnestly astute crossing street (6)
31    Carried by horse is able one-time top Tory (6, two words)
33    Lapp has friend netting bass (5)
34    Farming settlement the French and Chinese set up (5)
35    Note male and females cycling (5)
 
A first prize of £30 for the first correct solution opened on 3 August. 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 2220, The Spectator, 22 Old Queen Street, London SW1H 9HP. Please allow six weeks for prize delivery.


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