Crossword solution

Solution to 2101: Hewn vaguely

16 March 2013 9:00 am

The works were novels by Evelyn Waugh: Put Out More Flags (anagram of 1A/35), Black Mischief (16/23), The Loved One…

2100: Mask

9 March 2013 9:00 am

Corrections of misprints in clues give PAPER OVER THE CRACKS, indicating the position of 12 in relation to the other…

2099: Lover’s Knot

2 March 2013 9:00 am

The unclued lights formed from the anagrams of the Lover’s Knot clues are boys’ and girls’ names, entered at consecutive…

2098: Song IX

23 February 2013 9:00 am

The song was ‘MY HEART BELONGS TO DADDY’ (4D/18/13) (Cole Porter). A word for ‘father’ is the centre of four…

2097: spaced

16 February 2013 9:00 am

1D, 2 40, 12 and 15 36 are PERSONAE (43) that have been adopted by DAVID BOWIE.  Unchecked letters of…

2096: new world symphony

9 February 2013 9:00 am

The unclued lights are six US composers, at 4 and 24,  and the pairs at 9/11, 21A/32, 25/16 and 35/3.…

2095: Getting around

2 February 2013 9:00 am

The unclued lights are alcoholic drinks, and thus might be included, if one was getting a round in. First prize…

Solution to 2094: A little down

26 January 2013 9:00 am

Corrected definitions were: 12A camper; 15A bairn; 28A plants; 37A yearn; 39A fines (pl. of finis); 43A beard; 6D paras;…

2093: Leading lights

19 January 2013 9:00 am

The unclued LIGHTS are LEADERS, verifiable under the entry for RULERS in Brewer. First prize Sandra Speak, Dursley, GlosRunners-up  P.…

Christmas

12 January 2013 9:00 am

DING DONG MERRILY ON HIGH (2A), SEE AMID THE WINTER’S SNOW (118), ONCE IN ROYAL DAVID’S CITY (1) and WHILE…

Solution to 2092: Attend

5 January 2013 9:00 am

Answers to clues in italics are pie (13), as (15), unled (22) and heel (27).  In each case it is…

2091: plain and simple

29 December 2012 9:00 am

The unclued Down lights are PLAIN Janes and the unclued Across lights are SIMPLE Simons. First prize Di Arbuthnot, Hungerford,…

Solution to 2090 - Precipitate

2090: Precipitate

15 December 2012 9:00 am

HAL DAVID (15) and ANDY WILLIAMS (12/19) died on the 1st and 25th September 2012. The former produced the LYRICS…

2089: backward and forward

8 December 2012 9:00 am

The unclued lights (16D/21? 16D/16A/23/38/24/11/14?) form a quotation by SHYLOCK in The Merchant of Venice. A number of references to…

2088: Pathe seat

1 December 2012 9:00 am

The unclued lights (including the pair at 3/34) are all buried in Père Lachaise (when translated may give ‘PA THE…

2087: Golden I

24 November 2012 9:00 am

HIEROSOLYMITAN (1D) means ‘of or relating to Jerusalem’. 15, 18, 27, 35A, 38, 5 and 12 may all be preceded…

2086: Tufty

17 November 2012 9:00 am

The key word is LOPHOBRANCH (7), defining 1A and 29A, and divisible into words of which synonyms are 20 and…

2085: buffer zones

10 November 2012 9:00 am

The unclued lights are railway stations in London (1, 20 and 37), Birmingham (2/36 and 11), Bristol (6A/7), Manchester (16/38…

2084: The Here and Now

3 November 2012 9:00 am

The perimeter quotation is the opening couplet of Marvell’s ‘To His Coy Mistress’. Remaining unclued lights in order 12A, 17A,…

2083: groundless

27 October 2012 9:00 am

Unclued entries, when augmented by the letter that follows them in the grid, are all types of coffee or coffee…

2082: 1 to 2082

20 October 2012 9:00 am

The unclued lights are the eight principal compilers who have set puzzles for this series from puzzle 1 to 2082…

2081: Four of each

13 October 2012 9:00 am

Five unclued lights were to be VOWELLED (28) in a UNIQUE (2) way: CATAMARAN (4A), GEE-GEE (3), DISINHIBIT (39), BOOBOO (31)…

Solution to 2080: players

6 October 2012 9:00 am

Unclued lights are PRAYERS.  Corrections of misprints (including one in the title) give REQUIESCAT and PATERNOSTER. First prize Patricia Gibbs,…

Crossword-Solution-2079

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…