Crossword solution

to 2430: Petite traveller

9 November 2019 9:00 am

On 19 October John le Carré turned eighty-eight (hinted at by TWO FAT LADIES (19/26/20)). His real forenames are DAVID…

to 2429: Homo

2 November 2019 9:00 am

The unclued lights are linked with MAN (at 7A). AXE and AGE were also allowed at 40A. Thanks to various…

to 2428: Tracks to the Isles

26 October 2019 9:00 am

The unclued lights are stations along the Inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh train line, the pairs being 8/9 and 29/39.…

to 2427: In other words

19 October 2019 9:00 am

The unclued lights are all constructed (as opposed to natural) languages, also known as conlangs.   First prize Magdalena Deptula,…

to 2426: Her love

12 October 2019 9:00 am

The unclued lights relate to SUPERMAN (6D), his alter ego CLARK KENT (26A), nickname (the) MAN OF STEEL (8), planet…

to 2425: Herein

5 October 2019 9:00 am

The unclued lights are regular contributors to the pages of The Spectator week by week. 5/35, 8/10, 12/28, 13, 21A/33 and…

to 2424: Poem V

28 September 2019 9:00 am

The poem is La Belle Dame sans Merci by John Keats. ATONY (2), CORYZA (3), LOCKJAW (6), ENTERITIS (8) and…

to 2423: Redheads

21 September 2019 9:00 am

The unclued lights were all leaders of the USSR.  First prize Wendy Atkin, Sleaford, LincsRunners-up Robert Burgon, North Berwick, East…

to 2422: 40 furlongs

14 September 2019 9:00 am

The unclued Across lights are words abbreviated by F which includes ‘40’ and the unclued Down lights are abbreviated by f…

to 2421: Tina

7 September 2019 9:00 am

Fats WALLER (5), who has been called ‘THE BLACK HOROWITZ’ (40/37/1A), was born in NEW YORK (28) and died in…

to 2420: Crafty

31 August 2019 9:00 am

1, 4, 23 and 30 are livery companies (33/22). They are found in The 21 and 2 (the singular of…

to 2419: Figures in place

24 August 2019 9:00 am

The unclued lights are English place names which include a number in their spelling. These words appeared as figures in the…

to 2418: Sweet

17 August 2019 9:00 am

Unclued lights are all sweet wines. WESTERNISED, an anagram of DESSERT WINE, was to be highlighted. &nbspFirst prize Erin Barrack,…

to 2417: Six nations

10 August 2019 9:00 am

The unclued lights are LAND OF (25A): MILK AND HONEY (11A), CAKES (12A), HOPE AND GLORY (39A), ENCHANTMENT (7D), MY…

to 2416: Silence

3 August 2019 9:00 am

Each unclued light contains a SILENT letter (with 11 containing two). First prize P.L. Macdougall, London SW6Runners-up Sir Graeme Davies,…

to 2415: The Limit

27 July 2019 9:00 am

The word was ‘pale’, suggested by PEELIE-WALLY (1A) and the title, which, with changes to its FIRST VOWEL (7D/33), becomes…

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.…