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2258: Perimetrical jigsaw

30 April 2016

9:00 AM

30 April 2016

9:00 AM

Clues are listed in alphabetical order of their solutions. An 11-word quotation runs around the perimeter from the top left-hand corner. Four thematic clued answers need highlighting, as does a thematic name (7) in the completed grid.
 
Not looking well, with a scar and spasm? (10)
Gossip’s husband abandoning visit (4)
Always home for letter (4)
Smart data unit, we hear (4)
Tailless bear in boggy copse (4)
Roman gods give role to Greek judge (6)
Her date panicked and hid (7)
Direction of river by street (4)
Poet’s simple, barren land in Hackney (4)
Fixed run back for dance positions (7)
English setter’s accepting way to show feeling (7)
Halt one spilling alcohol (7)
Old seabird, one left outside (8)
Cook captures eagle where plants grow (7)
Agent’s game to risk small number (9, hyphened)
Deer or horse with skill (4)
Particle with a single perfume ingredient (6)
Online chat from right girl (4)
Look round electronic sign (3)
A hard drinker may do this eagerly (9, three words)
Chap crosses valley for maid (6)
Network chaos when drunk (4)
Dealing with coins, making a mint with music? (10)
Supreme ruler, leader of organised racket (4)
Old school way to write (4)
Listener’s quoted, nothing’s up (4)
Settlement’s crowded, it’s said (4)
Hum note, key almost changing (4)
Suspending again what interrupts roaming (9)
O knight in outfit! (4)
Painter to resist innovating (8)
One’s wise, taking time off theatre (4)
Boat thus gathers acceleration (4)
Some horse sense? Enough said? (4)
Dine, consuming fish mix (7, two words)
Soprano that is seen travelling from Italy (7)
College investigator’s heard (4)
Unruly teen trend, oddly (3)
Swimming teal rouses old crocs (10)
The golf course has these pins (6)
Modified grain, with scent drifting (10)
Bit of a shock, breaking University’s security devices (9, two words)
Monster one tracks still (4)
Urged decoy – kid cut capers (7)
 
A first prize of £30 for the first correct solution opened on 16 May. 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 2258, The Spectator, 22 Old Queen Street, London SW1H 9HP. Please allow six weeks for prize delivery.


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