2360: Diplomatic

2360: Diplomatic
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One unclued light is the title (two words) of a work by a person whose name is formed by two unclued lights. The work in question features a 17 27 which is 11. This item can be found in the appropriate area of the grid in 25 form and should be highlighted. Elsewhere ignore an accent.


1    Guy for instance in shirt (5)

6    Freezes after bad services (7)

13    Blackmail without end from assistant with share, wanting power (9)

18    Quite boring device in speech (3)

19    Man stopping supreme mischief, one with a fear of God (10)

21    Join charge, ignoring tense antelope (5)

24    Ancient idol’s front and back (4)

28    Friend one introduced to revolutionary belief without depth (5)

30    Pouch and cartons poorly protected (10)

33    Afraid of partly artificial language (3)

35    Hammers and spades by shelves (7)

36    Community of rodents below housing got disturbed (7)

37    Fruit not ready according to report (4)

38    Power mixed up in cases (9)

39    Concern about father, old, presented differently (10)

40    Composer keeping positive with line concerning marriage (7)

41    Lecturer in middle of day is unoccupied (5)


2    Fuss indeed, upset about cap? It’s high fashion (8, two words)

3    Provided big lie more readily (6)

4    Releases in truth seen all over the place (9)

5    Cloudy, look, over capital (5)

6    Old doctor with call for attention probing concealed muscle (8)

7    Superfluous ornament frequently unfortunate (5)

8    Choir that is following leader (5)

9    Study abandoned as soul ends in disgrace (14)

10    Fool in broadcast hoaxed (6)

12    Nigerian people from island with fish I love (6)

14    Diver following sailor out (6)

20    Screens in dump raised around waste (9)

22    Amateur artist imbibing vermouth, divine drink (6)

23    Half-yearly balance entered by one cashier, not learner (8)

26    Mineral below northward trail in abundance (6)

29    Country in favour formerly with church (6)

31    Bad lad on circuit in marketing industry (6)

32    Current space round area of forest (5)

34    Monkeys mimic us, bounding about (5)

35    Odd items for sale in good place in Ireland (5)

A first prize of £30 for the first correct solution opened on 11 June. 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 2360, The Spectator, 22 Old Queen Street, London SW1H 9HP. Please allow six weeks for prize delivery.