Crossword solution

to 2365: Beds

21 July 2018 9:00 am

GARDEN (at 46 Across) reveals the theme. Paired solutions are ‘gardens’ in ‘countries’; 8/10, 32/1D, 33/28+29, 12/36, 37/34, 38/2, and…

to 2364: Frolicsome Threesome

14 July 2018 9:00 am

WEIN (2D) suggests 21, 35 and 37 (German wines); WEIB suggests 10, 25 and 42 (Germanic female names); GESANG suggests 14,…

to 2363: Case ending

7 July 2018 9:00 am

In Henry VI part II, Dick says to Cade: ‘The first thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers’, thus…

to 2362: MEN OF NOTE IV

30 June 2018 9:00 am

The unclued lights are COMPOSERS whose surnames begin with the letter D.  First prize E.C. Hynard, GuernseyRunners-up Geran Jones, London…

to 2361: Snoot

23 June 2018 9:00 am

The unclued lights are anagrams of the names of Scottish towns. Dalry (12), Dundee (14)), Brechin (27), Kelso (1D),  Peterhead…

to 2360: Diplomatic

16 June 2018 9:00 am

THE AMBASSADORS (1D) by HANS HOLBEIN (15 16) includes, as a MEMENTO MORI (17 27), an ANAMORPHIC (11) depiction of…

to 2359: Down

9 June 2018 9:00 am

The unclued lights can be preceded by BLUE which was hidden at the start of the third row and had…

to 2358: Poem IV

2 June 2018 9:00 am

The poem was ‘Composed upon WESTMINSTER (1A) Bridge’ by William WORDSWORTH (1D). The words are ASLEEP (20), DOMES (36), EARTH…

to 2357: Half a Drum

26 May 2018 9:00 am

Unclued lights were five fictional TOMs and their authors: JONES (14A) and FIELDING (8D), SAWYER (16A) and TWAIN (35A), BROWN (41A)…

to 2356: Beetle

19 May 2018 9:00 am

The unclued lights are compositions by Vaughan Williams; 17, 19/8, 21/23, 27/11, 36/4, 43/28 with the title of the puzzle…

to 2355: A Poet Skylarking

12 May 2018 9:00 am

13 1A 23 22 is from SHELLEY’S ‘Ode to a Skylark’. Other unclued lights had ‘a poet hidden in the…

to 2354: Pioneering

5 May 2018 9:00 am

Parts indicated in clues in italics must each BREAK NEW GROUND (1A 4A), creating entries at 6, 13, 26, 39…

to 2353: Too many

28 April 2018 9:00 am

The unclued lights are (too many) TV COOKS, individually at 18, 21 and 28, and paired at 25/13, 27/1A, 30D/10…

to 2352: Upright Characters

21 April 2018 9:00 am

‘THE WRITING ON THE WALL’ (Daniel 5.5) at 12/22/41 was ‘MENE MENE TEKEL UPHARSIN’ at 23/16/26, according to Brewer, which…

to 2351: Triplets

14 April 2018 9:00 am

Unclued lights associated with IRIS are: flowers (2, 11, 40), Greek goddesses (10, 16, 30), and parts of the eye…

to 2350: Pieces

7 April 2018 9:00 am

The unclued lights are classical French plays (‘PIÈCES’) by Corneille (9, 18, 21A), Molière (11, 23, and 21D/29) and Racine (1A,…

to 2349: Novel

31 March 2018 8:00 am

The novel was HOWARDS END by E.M. Forster. Round the perimeter run the characters LEONARD BAST, PERCY CAHILL, MARGARET SCHLEGEL…

to 2348: It’s a trap

24 March 2018 9:00 am

‘Now is the woodcock near the gin’, said by Fabian in Twelfth Night, suggests the position of BECASSE in relation…

to 2347: Capital letters

17 March 2018 9:00 am

The unclued lights are LETTERS in alphabetical order which, when rearranged, give the names of eight CAPITAL cities.  First prize Lucy…

to 2346: the name of the game

10 March 2018 9:00 am

The unclued entries are all names for pontoon; extra words in 27, 31, 33, 34 and 36 needed the letters…

to 2345: Counterclaim

3 March 2018 9:00 am

The puzzle’s NUMERICAL DESIGNATION (3 41) is preceded by 7A and followed by 7D 12 33 37 to form the…

to 2344: I’m away

24 February 2018 9:00 am

The unclued lights can be preceded by or followed by the unclued word DOCTOR, which explains why I (Doc) am…

to 2343: Rats!

17 February 2018 9:00 am

The perimeter quote is by Nietzsche (taking the 1 in the top left corner as the first word). Other unclued lights…

to 2342: Decorative

10 February 2018 9:00 am

The key terms are ART NOUVEAU (12) and JUGENDSTIL (19). One indicates 24 and 28D, and the other can be…

to 2341: Durum, durum

3 February 2018 9:00 am

The unclued lights are varieties of PASTA.  First prize J Cookson, Cheltenham, GloucestershireRunners-up Margaret Shiels, Edinburgh; D King, Leeds