2195: In question

2195: In question
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Each clue contains a superfluous word. When these words are put in sequence according to alphabetical order of answers to clues, initial letters of thirty-three of them spell two 4D made famous by a certain person. Remaining words in the sequence form another of the 4D used by the person in question. The first of the 4D (three words) describes the unclued contents of two columns; the second (four words) forms an indication of an unclued light, a definition of which is supplied by another unclued light. The person’s name, in two rows, should be highlighted.


1    Oust inspector after evil language (5)

4    Cloth cut about right? Nonsense (9)

10    Noble hearts huge stone idols disturbed (10, hyphened)

11    Fuss about Romeo, Italian lover (6)

12    Stuff bulging hamper compressed (7)

14    Row about current publication turning sexual (5)

15    You won game? Fine (5)

16    Supports neat, almost abrupt speech (6)

22    Old runner in dark, confused, hardly remains on highway (8, two words)

23    Privately backing atomic energy service? (7, two words)

25    Enemy whacking a chariot (4)

27    Angles in orbit go awry during second round (7)

29    Tree zone protected by man without grand memorial (8)

32    Wrong notion sadly about thousand resins (6)

34    Berries go round special area (5)

35    Odd bits of thread to grip hairs (5)

36    Trouble returned after endless fuss concerning loss of willpower (7)

37    One cross editor cutting copy about parasites? (6)

38    Success by appeal in dull trial (10)

39    Idiots destroy hard utensils in fields (9)

40    Number in aftermath have reeled (5)


1    Reasons Frodo met misshapen orc? (10, two words)

3    Mediocre usurper, free, raised weight (6)

5    Enzymes or yeasty mass I see fermenting (10)

6    Firm neckline in cotton garment (7)

7    Male executives in upward level relax (5)

9    Fool ignoring New Zealand vortex (4)

13    Wounded muscle during duties lifting tons (7)

15    Notice leader in hurry endlessly detained by secure attack (6, two words)

17    Are notes in real depth made simultaneously? (10)

18    Buses, awfully tiny, obvious jokes? Not satisfactory (7)

19    Narrow escape concludes scary experience (10, two words)

21    Lads holding revels for example upset trolleys (6)

26    Variable gases over in east I nervously combine with nitrogen (7)

28    Engines anger recluse so badly (7)

30    Has recording kit distorted blast? (6)

34    Bribe mate, transferring money (4)

A first prize of £30 for the first correct solution opened on 9 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 2195, The Spectator, 22 Old Queen Street, London SW1H 9HP.