2410: Alphabetical jigsaw

2410: Alphabetical jigsaw
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Clues are presented in strict alphabetical order of their solutions. Solvers have to assign the solutions to their correct places in the grid jigsaw-fashion.

A) A French messenger’s unending rage (4)

Unaltered first principle that’s non-British (4, two words)

Far off (4)

B)  Litter from Mark outside vehicle (8)

C)  Sinclair gets off at Norfolk keep (12, two words)

Confirm listed items, we’re told, for dramatist (7)

D)  Last old leading Renaissance artist (5)

E)  Awfully hot aldermen absorbing heat (11)

F)  Hunts since heavens knows when (7)

G)  One sitting by the roadside, it’s said, in latex (11, hyphened)

H)  Greets former Tory lord, not one who overacts (5)

Some posh, if inexpensive, music centre (4, hyphened)

I)  Popular dilemma of philological notation (5)

One single Basque city (4)

J)  Upset by rivalry, Keen changes top (7)

K)  Spoke of requirement for massage (5)

L)  Not so many needed for vulgar bonsai development (12, hyphened)

John Knight’s bird (4)

Look over cost, being strapped? (6)

Position inducing indolence (5)

M)  Farrow drinks some of the German wine and Bucks Fizz (6)

N)  Eroding representation of African peoples (7)

O)  Regret spoken of at ancient theatres (4)

It’s apocryphal with four drowned in hardly the newest beer (12, three words)

P)  Mentally intimidating moan by monarch heard (8)

Q)  Worker to leave around at four with key amount measurement (12)

R)  Girl runs into another plant (8)

S)  Order taxi as barons faced trouble (11, four words)

T)  Account during this time for C20th painter (7)

Label graduate’s body part (5)

The function of seaweed at hospital section (7)

Matches for Spurs and the Hammers say (5)

Believe person of some distinction is reliable (11)

U)  As one at West Ham or Leeds (6)

From Jura, ninth salt (6)

V)  Composer and aquanaut cycling (5)

Orcadian bays having vetch on each side initially (4)

W)  Garbage has been twice emptied out (5)

Flower and sweet sherry, regularly presented (5)

It turns as we will when speaking (5)

X)  Persian king accepted old copies (7)

Y)  Brutal service provider (5)

Z)  Religious overseer at leaving disorderly lazaretto (7)

Lazily, jogger spurns statue centrally at temple tower (8)

A first prize of £30 for the first correct solution opened on 17 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 2410, The Spectator, 22 Old Queen Street, London SW1H 9HP. Please allow six weeks for prize delivery.

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