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Crossword 2071: 14-7

Crossword 2071: 14-7
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Each of twenty-four clues comprises a definition part and a hidden consecutive jumble of the answer including one extra letter; the extras spell five words identifying an event, which could result in 14 7. Another possible result is given by the lights symmetrically opposite to 14 7. Definitions of the components of these results are supplied by four other unclued lights.

Across

1     Politician in story, tense, in disgrace (8)

6     Stand and stop tremulous effect (6)

10     Ascribe acid trip to incorrect drug (12)

13     Eminence parvenu shattered (7)

16     Court right in sight (4)

17     Chinese team avoiding issues (8)

21     Knife tearing through tuft (8)

25     Replay international in due course (3)

26     Lime tree (3)

28     Comment given so breezily (7)

29     Independent company one transformed (8, hyphened)

34     Stew in part for David? (8)

35     Armadillo crept about (4)

38     Spain going into second match far from freshly (7)

39     Pedigree auditors prove (5)

40     Thinkers opposed terrible agenda (12)

41     Flawless in spotting putrefaction (6)

42     Gavels or possibly hammers (8)

Down

1     Vehicle, by following motorway, entering county (9, two words)

2     Info regarding expert (4)

3     Wearisome appeal upset clique (6)

4     Quiet team scaling plateau (6)

5     Enzyme creates hope (8)

6     Roe deer to be goaded (7)

9     Desire good thatching (5)

12     Price bands erroneously go up again (8)

15     Girl, say, mostly singing (6)

18     Lives only in dull flat (10)

20     Poor scam by successor (6)

22     Upright state interests economist (9)

24     Groom discarded evasive line, retaining rest after revision (8)

27     Train traveller is itching (7)

30     Preacher all over Asian city (6)

32     Spaceship’s last point in orbit (5)

37     Knot, insecure, broken (4)

A first prize of £30 for the first correct solution opened on 30 July. There are two runners-up prizes of £20 (or, for UK solvers, the latest edition of The Chambers Dictionary — ring the word ‘Dictionary’). Entries to: Crossword 2071, The Spectator, 22 Old Queen Street, London SW1H 9HP. Please allow six weeks for prize delivery.