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2283: Be damned

22 October 2016

9:00 AM

22 October 2016

9:00 AM

The unclued lights (one of two words, one of three and-another of four components) are of a kind. Chambers gives only a cognate of the solution at 7 Down.
 

Across

9    River in middle of West Bank city (4)
11    Seafarer of marked individuality, but primitive (10)
12    Clear illustration includes appendage of seed (4)
16    Poem put in order, apart from opening lines (5)
17    Assault the centre of town in County Durham (5)
20    Steering clear of 4, except on the way back (7)
21    Disturb queen, in peril after loss of rook (7)
23    Mercian rioted in peninsular war (7)
24    Duet composed before English solo (5)
25    Make a film, as cowboys do (5)
27    Sourness I’d encountered in an urban area (7)
32    Fruit showers, about half size (7)
36    Girl, could be lazy, shuns nanny regularly (5)
37    Remove muck from inside farmer’s courtyard (5)
38    Serena disturbed queens (6)
39    King holding gold ox (4)
41    My gosh, this is mouldy stuff! (4)
42    Enticing action Latino attains oddly (13)
 

Down

1    Happy Tom (5)
2    Cries ‘cook’, we hear (5)
3    Corral terrible reptilian- no pet (6, two words)
4    A quarter past twelve and not a soul to be seen (5, two words)
5    Sundew in bed rose rapidly (7)
6    Cause trouble by setting it in stone (7)
7    Related on her mother’s side, Catherine is confused without her (6)
8    Fish struggles (9)
15    Small residence — Scots mean to move house (8)
18    Guiding principle of fifty years? Dash! (10, two words)
21    One-time fighter restarted badly (9, two words)
22    International agency at work on ruin (7)
26    Divide breakaway group after aural test (7)
29    Capital girl upset another (6) …
31    … and another showing endless desire by another name (6)
33    Hawaiian island Magellan aided in part (5)
35    Inexperienced passenger confused, having no ticket (5)
 
A first prize of £30 for the first correct solution opened on 7 November. 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 2283, The Spectator, 22 Old Queen Street, London SW1H 9HP. Please allow six weeks for prize delivery.


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