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2407: Stickmen

11 May 2019

9:00 AM

11 May 2019

9:00 AM

The unclued lights, four of two words, individually or as a pair, are of a kind.
 

Across

11    After hint turned up, end of match had leftist outwitted (7)
12    Problem with French name turning page (6)
13    January not starting pleasant round island — likely to be soaked?  (9, three words)
14    Break-time first — that’s the general drift! (5)
16    Light-hearted joking when taking tea with F-Fawley (5)
19    Data emerged; half rejected. What a yarn (7)
21    The look of disheartened middlemen (4)
24    Tail, small and trim (4)
25    Tool for shaping wood from a spruce possibly (7)
30    Neapolitans ain’t removed from reviewing European language (7)
31    Short festival adopting fifty in old age (4)
34    Just short of a healthy appetite! (4)
35    Met — by accident? (7, two words)
40    Servant returns pocketing rand and other currency (5)
41    Queen new to palace across river (9)
42    Was sound asleep? (6)
43    Fog in 6 after being unsettled (7, two words)
 

Down

2    Felines carrying little weight? (6)
3    Do something about London suburb (5)
5    Something penned by Lehar, I assume? (4)
6    County no longer known (4)
8    Clothes companies? (7)
9    Hank and Chuck, say — one fellow’s embracing another (9)
17    Why, on reflection, you can’t go back? (7)
20    Clock up early sales — a couple of pounds after wild spree (7, hyphened)
22    Eddy, like this theme, hogging large mike (9)
28    Extra name in article about garden feature (7)
29    Bracelet coming from factory in region — not English (7)
33    Yard behind shop floor (6)
36    Small explosive with opening, turning (5)
38    Novelist, leading thinker and rhymester (4)
39    Beseeching chum for gem (4)
 
A first prize of £30 for the first correct solution opened on 27 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 2407, The Spectator, 22 Old Queen Street, London SW1H 9HP. Please allow six weeks for prize delivery.


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