Crossword solution

Solution to 2110: resort

18 May 2013 9:00 am

Unclued lights are anagrams of seaside resorts in southern England: Paignton (1A), Seaford (32), Margate (33), Ramsgate (40), Salcombe (7),…

2109: Not Quite 50 Shades

11 May 2013 9:00 am

Unclued lights were winners of the NOBEL PRIZE (11A) for literature and their works. Each work contained a colour in…

Solution to 2108: Capital Fellows

4 May 2013 9:00 am

The unclued lights are the surnames of the London WORTHIES, which had to be highlighted along the top row.  First…

2107: Problem X

27 April 2013 9:00 am

FILM FANS (18) will know that numbers in the problem are linked to film titles: Seven BRIDES (1D) for Seven…

2106: 30/3

20 April 2013 9:00 am

YEARLY FAST (30 3) defines LENT (36) and is also a cryptic indication of PAPACY (16A — i.e. pa +…

2105: idle

13 April 2013 9:00 am

Monty Python’s Flying Circus (38/12/5) gave rise to 1D, 19 and 36/28 which starred 7 and 34 and Eric IDLE…

2104: shock treatment

6 April 2013 9:00 am

The quotation is 16/28/10/2/23, from The Rape of the Lock by POPE (highlighted). Remaining unclued lights each start with a…

2013: Rime

30 March 2013 9:00 am

Extra words to be removed from clues were: ‘Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And, sorry I could not…

2102: full circle

23 March 2013 9:00 am

Each of the four paired lights (at 1A/4, 13/14, 30/31 and 32/33) forms a RIGHT ANGLE which is the 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…