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2412: Transponders

15 June 2019

9:00 AM

15 June 2019

9:00 AM

It is the centenary of a daring feat. Unclued lights (two of two words) include two surnames, two locations (two pairs) and the aptly positioned name of a key item (a pair). Ignore an apostrophe.
 

Across

1    Matronage almost outraged Lily (8)
6    Appear briefly and go quietly (4)
12    Toolmaker out of Alaska playing musical device (7)
14    Pot of water bishop dropped (3)
15    Who’s there in support keeping goal? (8)
17    Some fear the dirt (5)
18    Saint introduces tiny cardinal to honey (7)
19    Extended family with Chinese aunts and uncles primarily (6)
22    Brilliant back passed the ball (3)
27    Peg West loves Denys Crook (9, two words)
29    To outtalk everyone else is extreme (9)
31    Denials from head in speech (4)
32    Miss X ignored Balanchine when dancing (7)
35    A few soldiers dumping earth in old shaft (3)
38    Inferior trinket on hire? (6)
40    Doctor enters meadows which aren’t ploughed (7, hyphened)
42    Lass tense in deficient canoe (5)
43    The Bard’s twin turned corrupt and profaner (8)
44    Chaps endlessly drink (3)
45    Clowns astride African asses (7)
47    Former head leaves Britain (4)
48    Blue patients beginning to seize up (8)
 

Down

2    Inky art works are ridiculous (10)
3    Wrong one’s twisted (7)
4    Snap of German war artist (5)
5    Siberian tree swelling inside (6)
6    Antebellum sportswear tinkers toss out (6, hyphened)
7    Port Doc still imbibes (5)
8    Joy’s squint (4)
11    People boxed on business  a trying job? (8, two words)
16    Character maybe copper removes outside (3)
19    Ropy raw material a mate ditched in northern borough (6)
20    Newsgroups in the States reflected anger (6)
21    Hospital equipment may need bit renewed (10, two words)
24    Hyperion’s girl nameless a very long time (3)
26    Unlucky Ozzie crook G-man takes in (8, hyphened)
28    Camel underdone in Mac’s cooker (3)
30    Two ignorant bigots join associate for fodder (7)
33    Deny famous prison lets women go (6)
36    Siamese fish (3)
39    Like certain kings losing power soon (5)
41    Very unpleasant beetle we zapped (4)
 
A first prize of £30 for the first correct solution opened on 1 July. 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 2412, The Spectator, 22 Old Queen Street, London SW1H 9HP. Please allow six weeks for prize delivery.


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