Dumpynose

2252: Writer deploys me

19 March 2016 9:00 am

11/22, 36/1D, 48/2, 9/30 and 17/46 combine to form anagrams of the titles of five works (four of two words,…

to 2249: Transformation

19 March 2016 9:00 am

In line with 10A, other unclued lights were anagrams of US states: 17A ILLINOIS; 29A MARYLAND; 35A UTAH; 7D TEXAS;…

2246: Where’s Maggie?

6 February 2016 9:00 am

Unclued lights (including one of two words and three pairs, 37 doing double duty) are characters in a play. A…

To 2243: Obit III

6 February 2016 9:00 am

WARREN MITCHELL (42/43), STAR (39) of stage and screen, died on 14th November 2015. He won an Olivier Award as…

2243: Obit III

16 January 2016 9:00 am

Last year we lost a popular 39 of stage and screen. 18A/16 (four words in total) and 10/18A/15 (five words…

To 2238: Old issues

12 December 2015 9:00 am

The title suggests BACK NUMBERS (8/15). Remaining unclued lights contain ‘back numbers’: GENEVESE (1A), MARXIST (20), GENETTE (24), XENON (37),…

2238: Old issues

21 November 2015 9:00 am

The title suggests a pair of unclued lights which identify the common feature of the others. Solvers must shade the…

To 2235: Vile stuff

21 November 2015 9:00 am

The quotation was ‘IS THIS A [DAGGER] WHICH I SEE BEFORE ME’ (1/44) (Macbeth).18, 22, 2, 27, 29 and 30D…

2235: Vile stuff

29 October 2015 9:00 am

1/44 (eight words in total) is part of a question (in ODQ) minus a word exemplified by the other unclued…

To 2232: Ups and downs

29 October 2015 9:00 am

The thematic phrase is ‘The Waves’, shown in a wave pattern in the grid. It is the title of a…

2229: Gnome

19 September 2015 8:00 am

The third letters of extra words in two dozen clues spell out a 35 (in ODQ 7&8), associated with the…

To 2226: Whitehouse

19 September 2015 8:00 am

X was Ingrid Bergman, winner of a TERN (21) of OSCARs (8), who was born on 29th August 1915 and…

2226: Whitehouse

29 August 2015 9:00 am

Clockwise from 4 run three titles (6,2,3,6,7,9,3,4,3,4,5) linked with X who won a 21 of 8s. 29 is a fourth…

To 2223: Clerihew

29 August 2015 9:00 am

Edmund Clerihew Bentley wrote: The art of Biography/ Is different from Geography/ Geography is about maps/ But Biography is about…

2220: Poem II

18 July 2015 9:00 am

Unclued lights (two hyphened) are words (all but one of which are in ODQ) from a poem whose title appears…

To 2217: Poem

18 July 2015 9:00 am

The poem was Ode on a Grecian Urn by John Keats. 1A, 16, 21A, 30, 38, 8, 13, 27, 29…

2217: Poem

27 June 2015 9:00 am

Unclued lights (one hyphened) are words from a poem whose subject appears in the completed grid. A clued light is…

To 2214: What’s Up?

27 June 2015 9:00 am

The theme word is CLIMBER. All unclued lights are therefore entered going upwards. There are three different types of climbers:…

2211: Toddler hero

16 May 2015 9:00 am

Clockwise round the grid from 37 runs a quotation plus its source (3,3,5,8,8,5,2,3,6,2,3,4) suggesting the outcome of 2. Remaining unclued…

To 2208: MORT

16 May 2015 9:00 am

The fictional SCHOLAR (28) was Billy Bunter, described by his creator, Frank Richards, as a ‘FAT GREEDY OWL (22A/31/26)’ (in…

2208: Mort

25 April 2015 9:00 am

Two words form the name of a fictional 28, described by his creator as a ‘22A/31/26’. Remaining across unclued lights…

To 2205: In shape

25 April 2015 9:00 am

Unclued lights were set out in the form of two squares in the grid (shown here in red). The theme…

2202: Problem XI

14 March 2015 9:00 am

Seven unclued lights (one hyphened) are 23: 7A + 17 + 40 + 5 + 6 + 31 = 36.…

To 2199: TV Comedy

14 March 2015 9:00 am

The unclued lights can be arranged to give: ‘I decided to sell my Hoover … well, it was just collecting…

2193: Celebration II

10 January 2015 9:00 am

Clockwise round the grid from 31 run the titles of four works (6,3,5,7,5.1,5,7,8,5) associated with a 21 and 25A born…