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2282: Timely

15 October 2016

9:00 AM

15 October 2016

9:00 AM

Clockwise round the grid from 21 runs a timely quotation (9,5,3,5,2,7,3,11,5) (in ODQ) followed by the initials of its author, a 2/5. The source is 18/17.
 

Across

8    Plump for some drinks and a sandwich (5)
9    Law-officer fills ditch for president (6)
10    Passé person knows Beatrix by name (7, hyphened)
12    Classy beaver possibly circling Beehive State (4)
14    Architect produces TV show (10)
15    Not one famous aviator, not one, develops mould (8, two words)
20    Black and gold date plant (6)
22    Piece of poetry in Pabulum’s book (4)
24    Nine bushels of dough or blubber? (3)
27    Papa enthralled by aged mimic (3)
31    Weep about rook in tree (4)
33    Official that binds bounder over (6)
34    Fervour of fighting with Jan? (6)
35    The void and painful doctrine (8)
37    Brown cap, Scottish or French (not equal in value) (10)
39    Small fly alarmed near wooded country (4)
40    Confusion of kid in game of chance (7)
41    Bribe always in chunks of opal (6)
42    Heartily Old Bill’s imbued with schmaltz (5)
 

Down

1    Irish Gaelic or Queen’s English? (4)
3    Discover processed urethan (7)
4    Award from a Rechabite (5)
6    Thesps may be seen in this sort of jacket (7)
7    Temple of a deity Maori settlement embraces (6)
11    Mass uplifted skilful soprano (5)
13    One bearing Greek cross (5)
16    Famous electrician regularly in Gotham (3)
19    Poet’s reddish brown sheep follows Jack (5)
23    Spice of character accepted by mamma (8)
25    Libya supports way of working grinder (5)
26    Scholar of distinction upset John (7)
28    Little glutton heard of me (5)
29    Bay leaves partly swirling (3)
30    Theatrical knight beginning to build new hangar (7)
32    Deny embarrassment about boring school subject (6)
35    Retired whore wanting Latin Pentateuch (5)
36    Bird I lost in snow (5)
38    Melancholy folk making loud fuss (4)
 
A first prize of £30 for the first correct solution opened on 31 October. 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 2282, The Spectator, 22 Old Queen Street, London SW1H 9HP. Please allow six weeks for prize delivery.


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