Columba

2300: The law

11 March 2017 9:00 am

Each of ten clues comprises a definition part and a hidden consecutive jumble of the answer including one extra letter.…

to 2297: Thoroughly

11 March 2017 9:00 am

Corrections of misprints in clues give INSIDE OUT. Thematic entries at 2, 15A, 25, 30 and 39 are defined by…

2297: Thoroughly

18 February 2017 9:00 am

Each of nine clues contains a misprinted letter in the definition part. Corrections of misprints spell a two-word phrase. Clues…

to 2294: Times Square

18 February 2017 9:00 am

Perimeter words are names of the most recent GEOLOGICAL PERIODS.  First prize J.P Green, Uppingham, RutlandRunners-up Paul Jenkinson, Zollikon, Switzerland;…

2294: Times Square

28 January 2017 9:00 am

Six words (one with American spelling) read clockwise in sequence round the perimeter. Each of seventeen clues comprises a definition…

to 2291: Seriously?

28 January 2017 9:00 am

Bill Shankly said: ‘Some people think football is a matter of life and death … ( I can assure them…

Festive features

14 January 2017 9:00 am

THE SHOP AROUND THE CORNER (99) and IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE (20) – whose DIRECTORS (37) were ERNST LUBITSCH (61)…

Festive features

10 December 2016 9:00 am

99 (five words) and 20 (four words), whose 37 were 61 (two words) and 35D (two words), are seasonal 53…

2287: Quarry

19 November 2016 9:00 am

In eight clues, cryptic indications omit reference to parts of answers; these parts must be highlighted, to reveal a word…

to 2284: Shocking!

19 November 2016 9:00 am

In PYGMALION (21D), ELIZA (32) said NOT BLOODY LIKELY! (7A/9/12).  Synonyms were NEGATIVE (24), RARE (35), ODDS-ON (20). GB SHAW…

2281: Fail

8 October 2016 9:00 am

Each of eleven clues comprises a definition part and a hidden consecutive jumble of the answer including one extra letter;…

to 2278: Will Alterations

8 October 2016 9:00 am

Concealed Shakespearean characters were Rivers, Celia, Celia (again), Hamlet, Costard, Polonius, Snug, Hero, Gallus, Martius, Pistol, Collatine (The Rape of…

2275: Frame of reference

27 August 2016 9:00 am

Seven words read clockwise round the perimeter, in alphabetical order. Each of eighteen clues contains a misprinted letter in the…

to 2272: Holiday time

27 August 2016 9:00 am

21 and 41 are definitions of SUMMER; RECESS defines each of the other unclued lights.  First prize Rhiannon Hales, Ilfracombe,…

2272: Holiday time

6 August 2016 9:00 am

In eight clues, cryptic -indications omit reference to parts of answers; these parts must be highlighted, to reveal two words.…

to 2269: Humiliation

6 August 2016 9:00 am

Answers to clues in italics are Clockwise (16), mondial (25), smugly (26), mushroomed (15) and pantable (32), each of which…

2269: Humiliation

16 July 2016 9:00 am

Answers to clues in italics are to be subjected, before entry in the grid, to the treatment indicated by one…

To 2266: 587

16 July 2016 9:00 am

Associations with adjectives are ALL RIGHT (16), BRIGHT LIGHTS (40), BEAUTIFUL DREAMER (31), GREAT DANE (42), and SMALL BEER (4).  The…

2263: Hurry

4 June 2016 9:00 am

Each of twelve clues contains a misprinted letter in the definition part. Corrections of misprints spell a four-word phrase forming…

To 2260: B & B

4 June 2016 9:00 am

BUTTONS AND BOWS (1A) is a song in the film THE PALEFACE (10), sung by BOB HOPE (27). Other unclued lights…

2260: B & B

14 May 2016 9:00 am

One clue lacks a definition part; its answer is a film title. One unclued light (three words) is the title…

2257: A spree

14 May 2016 9:00 am

SHAKESPEARE — indicating the action required to create 9, 11, 32, 18 plus 24, and the puzzle’s title — is the name…

2257: A spree

23 April 2016 9:00 am

An excerpt from a poem (-eleven words, one hyphened, in ODQ) reads clockwise in the perimeter from the top left…

To 2254: Ecofriendly

23 April 2016 9:00 am

To create entries at 5, 9, 20, 29D and 41, answers to clues in italics become TREE-HUGGERS (15), embracing sallow,…

2254: Ecofriendly

2 April 2016 9:00 am

Answers to clues in italics must become 15 (hyphened) to create grid entries. Definitions of these entries are supplied by…