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2249: Transformation

27 February 2016

9:00 AM

27 February 2016

9:00 AM

The transformation is 10A (three words), which suggests the other unclued lights, including one of two words and one hyphened.

Across

1    Similar object I really change (8)
6    Hot dog including everything (6, two words)
12    Duck, bloody, that is sent back (5)
13    Bending law welcomed by fellow in government (7)
15    Make obscure study about religious object (6)
16    Journalist to cook tuber (4)
20    In Italy, love to catch contest in Highland resort (8)
22    Escape with home’s ancient candlesticks (7)
25    Funny game with maiden over (3)
27    Partake of repast with nothing odd in it (3)
28    English consent to keep hat for parts of head (7)
34    A month by gallery without partitions (8)
36    Insect popular with rodents from the east (6)
37    Manufactured as in car plants (7)
38    Grabbed by clientele, mild resin (5)
39    Swinging threesomes with gin is what raises temperature (13)
40    Grasp one sports instructor (6)
41    Like universities educated British 14 in mistake (8)

Down


1    Life forms killed around cold area (8)
2    Protection thrown across lake (6)
3    Pieces turned up in Bible book concerning memory (6)
4    Prompt to take a rest (9)
5    Cook’s belly right by oven (8, hyphened)
6    Group of cells lives with hindrance (5)
8    Offered nurse European wine (8)
11    Confusion ended with malt drunk (9)
14    Put in hospital department, flushed after taking drug (7)
19    Very bad day, bird getting caught (7)
21    Eve avidly gets high like a climber (9, hyphened)
23    With free choice, one departed without vehicle (8, three words)
24    Start to know e.g. Yeats works in time in school (8, two words)
26    Flower is given to King Mark (8)
29    US city has to contain river’s mud-flows (6)
30    Older French article 36 (6)
31    Account about male, one that’s tiny (6)
32    Pens draw in small section (5)

A first prize of £30 for the first correct solution opened on 14 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 2249, The Spectator, 22 Old Queen Street, London SW1H 9HP. Please allow six weeks for prize delivery.


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