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2247: Commoners II

13 February 2016

9:00 AM

13 February 2016

9:00 AM

The unclued lights (one of two words), individually or as three pairs, are of a kind.
 

Across

 
9    Aussie’s error with fine paintbrush. Correct! (10, hyphened)
11    Ten-nil reverse. That’s rare (5)
12    Publicly accuse having arrived in Georgia, drunk (7)
14    Zest for two-thirds of the month before October 1st (5)
15    Savings account on account for Sarah’s son (5)
22    Suffer county’s disappointment (7, hyphened)
23    River’s quiet and very still (4)
27    In France Tom’s by water in Bordeaux vineyard (7)
28    Treading around incline (8)
33    Disorderly students’ horseplay with wrestling team (6)
34    Sound asleep (5)
37    Belch going to gaol, charged with drink (7, two words)
38    Cheerless day at tower (5)
40    Awfully rough girl’s body shape (9, hyphened)
41    Location of troubled boats, earlier (5, two words)
 

Down

 
1    Their concerns are poisonous (13)
2    Old tree hollowed — East Nigerian one (6)
3    Secretive bird enters, without rushing (6)
4    Held out frantically — below number (6)
5    Love to drink over work (4)
6    Invested in building up York finally? (7)
7    Because of which I must leave resort, holding tip of snout (5)
8    Relations pull up in reservation (7)
13    Gondolier’s personal problem with the divine (7)
15    Blooming awful finale (6, two words)
17    Fruit boiled at first with cut fruit (6)
18    Served up bit of turnip and carrot in side orders (6)
19    It’s the Tube for Philip French — and both ways! (7)
20    What the honest have by end of match (6, hyphened)
26    Pull up close round bird (7)
29    Crashes on outskirts of Poplar — unending worry (6)
30    Money from past corruption (6)
32    Tuck, we hear, at the chippie (5)
36    The Times recounts no odd letters (4)
 
A first prize of £30 for the first correct solution opened on 1 March. 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 2247, The Spectator, 22 Old Queen Street, London SW1H 9HP. Please allow six weeks for prize delivery.


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