2615: Bronze pile

Unclued lights give the names (one of two words) of some members of a distinguished group. A further member is the answer to a clued light and should be highlighted. One name does double duty.


1    Enclose wife in vaulted chamber (8)

5    Mean times approaching (6)

14    Hard ball of wood found in manure (3)

16    In entrance a special delivery (6)

17    Military unit about to kill old man (5)

18    Knowledge of enemy movements occupying hill (5)

20    One applauding cook almost before end of dinner (7)

22    Concerned with bureau avoiding a period style (7)

24    Inability to decide about liar, given tip-offs (7)

25    Small growth on head trimmed (5)

26    Bones taken back from carcase (5)

31    Story of Dracula for one read out (7)

33    Idle ruler’s vacant look going mad (4,3)

37    You are to speak in pub in Bury (5)

39    Worse in health, sinking, losing force (6)

40    Be nervous of scrapping fine organ (3)

41    Modulation of voice of client in broadcast (10)

43    Defenders worry, having no commanding position (4,4)


2    Vocalist shortly to be a scorcher (5)

3    An enchanting bird? (6)

4    Consumption: a whole steak (1-4)

6    Unselfish, say, loses badly (7)

7    Where men go in to relax? (6)

8    Leaving Spain, carried and delivered (4)

10    Turkish official let off island after check (6)

12    Cooked turmeric not an important part of diet (13)

13    US measure is over a ton, I learned (8)

15    Given temporary setbacks, welcome college prizes (7)

21    Try and learn to misbehave quixotically (8)

27    Not inclined to join a surgery (7)

29    Overwhelm English with mounting illness (6)

30    Proboscis of insect, large one close to antenna (6)

32    Firm kiss that is of little value (6)

34    Expression of joy from Central Africa (3-2)

36    To go bald once a disagreeable thing to accept (4)

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A first prize of £30 and two runners-up prizes of £20 for the first correct solutions opened on 14 August.

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