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2295: Juicy

4 February 2017

9:00 AM

4 February 2017

9:00 AM

An unclued light is a name shared by two persons, one of whom is fictional. Remaining unclued lights give names connected with one or other of these persons. Solvers must shade the shared name. Elsewhere, ignore an apostrophe and two accents.
 

Across

1    High combe wingless fly’s sent up (8)
5    Rush job (6)
9    Seaplanes flying across bass, fishes … (10)
14    … some chase across ocean (3)
16    One adopting fashion pdq (6, two words)
17    Enzed’s remote place ducks nearly all rage about (5)
20    Fly circling live young fish (7)
22    Seabird confines shorebird in old soup dish (7)
24    Queen, say, cheers over at race-meeting (7)
25    Oil source in African republic we Scots secured (5)
26    Local wanderer’s dog nipping rector (5)
31    Rider from Detroit jumping (7)
33    Sore bore starts to lecture you (7)
38    Stripped mourner swims in river port (5)
39    Alto’s dry — cease to listen! (6)
40    Biscuit, crumpet or fruit? (3)
41    Easy English tests involved little discourses (10)
42    Pool contains silver fish (6)
43    Extremely high anxiety about terrible ire (8)
 

Down

1    Scholar’s receiving post containing black and yellow alloy (13, two words)
4    Blades go visiting El Salvador (5)
6    Wing’s housing den of vice devoid of columns (7)
7    Partial doyenne admired the Muses? (6)
8    Every fruit tree’s polled (4)
11    What horse has to devour with relish (9, two words)
12    Maybe St John converted vile stationer (13)
13    Shoot beings gnawing animals! (8)
15    Foray by seraph fluttering round Gabon (7)
19    Baker works just to make neither profit nor loss (9, two words)
21    Aloof ace perhaps in former squadron (8)
23    Stratified lake area weirdly reedy (7)
29    Gold coins displaying king and queen? (6)
30    Assembly place king acquired lacking pillar (6)
34    Parrot winged by tin dagger (5)
35    Canadian hill only half grass (5)
36    Eye problem index left out (4)
 
A first prize of £30 for the first correct solution opened on 20 February. 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 2295, The Spectator, 22 Old Queen Street, London SW1H 9HP. Please allow six weeks for prize delivery.


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