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2273: Numbers

13 August 2016

9:00 AM

13 August 2016

9:00 AM

Clockwise round the perimeter from 3 run the titles of three items (1, 6, 3, 1, 4, 2, 1, 4, 1, 4, 3, 4, 5, 6, 3, 4) from the same source, the title of which is epitomised by the four unclued lights. Ignore two apostrophes.

Across

8    Slowly cycling with a bouquet? (5)
9    Party hit the roof in court (6, hyphened)
10    Man feels relaxed and gets angry no more (8)
12    Poet’s precious metalon the other side of Scotland (4)
14    How airlock puzzled tireless toiler (10)
15    Silkworms stupidsort uses (8)
20    Dish with oomph is round cuddling that man (7)
21    Small group of cells Iceland rented out (5)
23    Face lacking incharacter (3)
26    Box in Bear State (3)
30    Some essential bread (5)
32    Pass children overstream (7)
33    Young person’s type of tie (6)
34    Nasty python creepy at heart mesmerised one (8)
36    Shop restored escritoires college neglected (10)
38    Slippery earth infenland location (4)
40    Orator agitated brother born elsewhere (6)
41    Popular city contains uranium plant (5)

Down


1    Parts of speech soundman lost (no mike) (7)
2    Good sorts made it in before start of school (5)
3    Fool lacking wife isto marry … (4)
4    … a French girlalmost utterly without standards (7)
5    Old fish baskets beginning to hold newts (5)
6    Liberal sibling cherishing long snakes (8)
7    Like some eggs from Aldi? (7, hyphened)
13    Thongs creatingencircling lines roundbase of lassie (5)
16    Resolute and skilful pressing shirt (6)
17    Period object (3)
18    Female stripped storehouse for Ozziefarm hand (6)
22    Something on TV is effective (and how!) (8)
24    Tootsy reserves hourto get fit (5)
25    He wrote earthly works (7)
27    Extol N African music marine snubbed (5)
29    Extra musos in stampede that’s rolling by (7)
31    Pedal lad carved in walnut? (7)
34    Tried diligently to comprehend English (5)
35    Hearing tenor and suffering (5)
37    Delivery of near beer in barrel (4)

A first prize of £30 for the first correct solution opened on 29 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 2273, The Spectator, 22 Old Queen Street, London SW1H 9HP. Please allow six weeks for prize delivery.


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