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2384: Bang!

10 November 2018

9:00 AM

10 November 2018

9:00 AM

Unclued lights, singly or correctly paired, are of a kind, as given in Chambers. Ignore one apostrophe.
 

Across

5    Maiden admitting born overseas originally, not in Danish city (6)
11    Author’s note on leader of band (6)
13    Sort of thinking muscle real troublesome (7)
15    Old royal servant, one that looks to captivate women (5)
16    Tragic heroine misses artist, not in office yet (5)
17    Tropical veg regularly feed herbivores (6)
18    A rector ruined can’t function (6)
21    One taken in by eccentric vagrant (5)
22    Shelf with enough strength after soak (7)
28    Wild about education, like the US government? (7)
31    No time for reproaches in letters (6)
34    Seal twinges badly: must lose weight (6)
36    Like a bone? Please pinch one! (6)
39    Section through heart in body of poet (5)
41    High temperatures headed off, nothing very much (6, two words)
42    Songs relied on translation (6)
43    Hard by a lane, travelling for producer of honey (8)
 

Down

1    Depression of European about judge (5)
2    Anticipate 5D to turn up part of calendar (8)
3    Barely age in resort, in pleasant fashion (9)
4    Henry and John urge hounds on (6)
6    Busy type, Cook, eating cold brawn (8)
7    Tyler’s regulatory body? (5)
10    Sweeper first to block some shot (5)
14    Job secure finally, kick benefit (6)
19    Crops laid out in swollen condition (9)
21    As recorded in land register approximately, dimension of star (9)
23    Much anguished, diagnose failing (8)
24    Variations in wartime machine (6)
25    Needing energy, even tucking into dull fish (8)
26    The people touring one satellite (6)
27    A legal right in France is at an end (7)
29    Boast of good book by relative (6)
32    Expressionless girl punches guy heartlessly (6)
33    Sets up a memorial shrine (5)
37    Admit valeting is defective (5, two words)
 
A first prize of £30 for the first correct solution opened on 26 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 2384, The Spectator, 22 Old Queen Street, London SW1H 9HP. Please allow six weeks for prize delivery.


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