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2355: 13 16

21 April 2018

9:00 AM

21 April 2018

9:00 AM

13 1A 23 22 is an eight-word quotation by 34 in ODQ. Other unclued lights, including one of three words, are unrelated, but each has 13 1A 23. The two lights which make up the title each have 13 1A 23 which needs highlighting (9 cells in total). Elsewhere, ignore two accents.
 

Across

10    Ascetic existence by Tyneside (6)
11    Like a prison that’s more guarded? (6)
15    Emergence of new colonies (8)
18    Silk worms around, in the main around clovers (7)
24    Curse glue that’s fixed beam (7)
25    Albatross or goshawk’s swallowed sweet plants (6)
26    Soldiers covering head in grasses (6)
28    Loose women receiving love round trees (7)
30    Gather around, wanting games and wine (8, two words)
35    Coppers look to arrest bishop, one in programmes (9)
38    Army go on manoeuvres, managing in rural areas (8)
39    Nameless Gaelic poet, or Italian (5)
40    Chinese dog’s overcoming inhibition (6, hyphened)
41    Note on proper time in musical works (6)
 

Down

1    Man saw subsidy for farmers (7)
2    Flimsy leader leaves game (4, hyphened)
3    Old film from Spain and Italy went backwards (6)
4    Relative’s extremely nice, thank God! (6)
5    Papers keen to uncover foreign notion (4)
6    Device on railway is in bundles (7)
7    View tons wrapped in plastic (5)
8    Sweet drinks, hits in court (9, hyphened)
9    Most reasonable home’s under it (6)
12    Dish of sticky stuff, fine coated in older nuts (10, hyphened)
14    Inflexible German dined around one (8)
19    Walked endlessly in plain (6)
20    Slides of photographs picked up (6)
21    Urges to consume bread or Chinese food? (8, two words)
27    Small, bowed American is fleshy (7)
29    Broadcaster’s trouble with material on vessel (7)
30    Old Asian rhino’s spasm also doesn’t end (6)
31    Greek character gathers pointer for Rhea (6)
32    Two bishoprics in foreign palace (6)
33    Bard’s forehead or cheek (5)
36    Stars about to take off stretchy material (4)
37    Monkey and songbird on island (4)
 
A first prize of £30 for the first correct solution opened on 7 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 2355, The Spectator, 22 Old Queen Street, London SW1H 9HP. Please allow six weeks for prize delivery.


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