Crossword solution

to 2414: Matchplay

20 July 2019 9:00 am

Conrad HILTON (2), Michael WILDING (37), Mike TODD (24), Eddie FISHER (3), Richard BURTON (30), John WARNER (31) and Larry…

to 2413: Sign here please

13 July 2019 9:00 am

The unclued lights are EPISCOPAL SIGNATURES  First prize Jason James, CambridgeRunners-up K.M. Robb, Borrowstounness, West Lothian; McNeill, Belfast

to 2412: Transponders

6 July 2019 9:00 am

On 15th June 1919 John ALCOCK (34) and Arthur BROWN (37) completed the first non-stop transatlantic flight when they crash-landed…

to 2411: Left Out

29 June 2019 9:00 am

The unclued lights are famous LEFT-HANDED people. First prize Tony Hankey, London W4Runners-up Chris Butler, Borough Green, Kent; Julie Sanders,…

to 2410: Alphabetical Jigsaw

22 June 2019 9:00 am

First prize Susan Edouard, Bexhill-on-SeaRunners-up Joan Sutton, Canterbury, Kent; Harry Duff, Machen, Caerphilly

to 2409: Crosswords

15 June 2019 9:00 am

The unclued lights are all hybrid animals whose names are formed by combining the names of the two original animals.…

to 2408: End of the Line

8 June 2019 9:00 am

Unclued lights are TSAR (12) NICHOLAS (5A), his son ALEXEI (33), and his predecessors PETER (3) and CATHERINE (20) THE…

to 2407: Stickmen

1 June 2019 9:00 am

The unclued lights (with the pair at 37/26) are orchestral CONDUCTORS.  First prize Elisabeth Johnson, Toronto, CanadaRunners-up Gareth Davies, Langstone,…

to 2406: Heptad

25 May 2019 9:00 am

The group is ‘Les Nabis’ (anagram of ALBINESS (18)). Its members were VALLOTTON, DENIS, ROUSSEL, RANSON, SÉRUSIER, BONNARD and VUILLARD.…

to 2405: Satanic

18 May 2019 9:00 am

DEVILS at 33D (its ‘essence’ is ‘EVIL’) is linked with ‘Malevolence’ (13) and ‘Roguish’ (19) and Devil’s CANDLESTICK (1), ON…

to 2404: 1+2 = 3+4

11 May 2019 9:00 am

The first and second letters of the unclued lights are the same as the third and fourth ones. All the…

to 2403: Hexad

4 May 2019 9:00 am

The second and fourth letters of six unclued lights gave abbreviations of the states forming New England: ACATER (13) Connecticut, ERNIE…

Solution to 2402: Test Pilots

27 April 2019 9:00 am

BOYCOTT (24), GOWER (25), MAY (40), GRACE (2), STRAUSS (23), HAMMOND (27), CLOSE (34), and ROOT (36) have all held…

to 2401: sign here please

20 April 2019 9:00 am

The unclued lights are ACCENTS or DIACRITICAL SIGNS and any appearing on letters in the grid had to be ignored.  First…

to 2400: Unclued

13 April 2019 9:00 am

The preamble suggests that unclued entries are partial anagrams of UNCLUED. The ‘repeated cryptic clue (= anagram of CLUE)’ ‘fixes…

to 2399: Lines of Work

6 April 2019 9:00 am

The unclued lights form the folk rhyme ‘Tinker, tailor, soldier, sailor, rich man, poor man, beggar-man, thief’.  A.A. Milne (MILNE…

to 2398: All steamed up

30 March 2019 9:00 am

The unclued lights are the names of FAMOUS STEAM TRAINS including the pairs at 14/15 and 17/30.  First prize Jenny…

to 2397: Obit V

23 March 2019 9:00 am

Albert Finney, a fine ACTOR (13), died on 7 February 2019. His legacy includes SATURDAY NIGHT (10) and SUNDAY MORNING…

to 2396: Reader …,

14 March 2019 9:00 am

Unclued lights were husbands (40A) of Jane Austen’s heroines.  First prize Alison Hinder, Sholing, SouthamptonRunners-up Janet Dibley, Polegate, East Sussex;…

2395: Concise Crossword

9 March 2019 9:00 am

The seven concise clues lead to: heALth centre (3,31), HEARTbreak (9), midrIFf (26), last of alL (40), out of afRIca…

to 2394: Opening time

2 March 2019 9:00 am

‘Never eat an oyster unless there’s an R in the month’ (Brewer). Eight unclued lights (in appropriate order) start with abbreviations…

to 2393: Monster Mash-up

23 February 2019 9:00 am

HORROR FILM (1D) ACTOR (15) BORIS (10) KARLOFF (26), né PRATT (21A) died on 2 February 1969. Most famous for…

to 2392: Beknighted

16 February 2019 9:00 am

The unclued lights (10/1D, 11, 23/38, 29D/28 and 39) received knighthoods or a DBE in the recent New Year’s Honours List.…

2391: Stout and bubbly

9 February 2019 9:00 am

The LITTLE GENTLEMAN IN BLACK VELVET (4/8/16D) was a Jacobite toast to the MOLE (34) who made the molehill on…

2390: Tea Shop

2 February 2019 9:00 am

The theme word is GRASS (for which the title is a cryptic clue). 1A, 1D, 6 and 37 are informers;…