Crossword solution


2079: prepared for rain

29 September 2012 9:00 am

Each unclued light has no MAC on, but 30D (Macramé) does. First prize Stephen Gore, Seer Green, Bucks Runners-up John…

2078: Nonet

22 September 2012 9:00 am

A PENTAD (5) of COMPOSERS (12) lost the letters N, E and T: S[T]OCKHAUS[EN] (1A), S[T]AI[NE]R (18), SM[ET]A[N]A (37), HI[N]D[E]MI[T]H…

2077: below par

15 September 2012 9:00 am

Extra letters in jumbles, plus INITIALS (37) of clues, give the saying ‘Where the carcase is, there shall the eagles…

Solution to 2076: Carte blanche

8 September 2012 8:00 am

First prize Cheryl Bacon, Hitchin, Herts Runners-up Dr Simon Shaw, Goosnargh, Lancashire; Michael Smith, Aldershot, Hampshire

Solution to 2075: an outstanding idea?

1 September 2012 8:00 am

The quotation is inappropriate for the CHAMELEON and the PTARMIGAN (shown in red), both of which survive by blending in…

2074: capital punishment

25 August 2012 6:00 am

Six unclued lights are names for HELL (12), which is ‘A CITY MUCH LIKE LONDON’ (38 43) according to a…

2073: Yonkers bonkers

18 August 2012 6:00 am

The unclued lights (including the pair at 36/9) are islands on the ORKNEYS (an anagram of     ‘Yonkers’). Solvers had…

2072: pediculi

11 August 2012 6:00 am

‘OFF WITH HER HEAD (1A)!’ was screamed by the Queen of Hearts in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Remaining unclued lights…


4 August 2012 6:00 am

LETHAL BITES (14 7) and BLITHE TALES (36 33) are possible results of the STORMING (19) of THE BASTILLE (an…

2070: nothing special

28 July 2012 6:00 am

Each unclued light (or the pair at 3/19D) is a heraldic ORDINARY, as shown in Brewer 17th edition, page 662.…