Crossword solution

Solution to 2122: Theme and Variations

10 August 2013 9:00 am

The theme word is GRAVES: 19, 34 and 40 are famous cemeteries; 17, 28 and 39 are wines from SW…

Solution to 2121: Take Care

3 August 2013 9:00 am

All the unclued lights mean ‘Goodbye’.  First prize Alan Donovan, Croydon, SurreyRunners-up Mary Varela, Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex; Geoffrey Telfer, Shipley,…

Solution to 2120: Urban — or what?

27 July 2013 9:00 am

The unclued lights are foreign cities, as known in their own countries.  First prize  Vicky Thomas, Apokoronas, CreteRunners-up  Mrs F.…

Solution to 2119: Filial request

20 July 2013 9:00 am

The full quotation was ‘Mother, GIVE ME THE SUN’ (14/7) from Ghosts by HENRIK IBSEN (29/1D). Remaining unclued lights give…

to 2118: Unreliable

13 July 2013 9:00 am

Eight unclued lights are EXPERTS (24), whom — according to the words of LORD SALISBURY (9) supplied by superfluous and…

to 2117: Highlands and islands

6 July 2013 9:00 am

The twenty-two lochs which did not fit into the grid are, in order of their appearance in the story: Ainort,…

Solution to 2116: Splish splash

29 June 2013 9:00 am

The part quotation was ‘WATER, WATER, EVERYWHERE’ (15A/35/1D) from The Rime of the Ancient Mariner by COLERIDGE (20). Remaining unclued…

solution to 2115: typos

22 June 2013 9:00 am

Unclued lights are TYROS. Corrections of misprints (including one in the title) give the alternative title ROOKIES.  First prize E.…

Solution to 2114: MMCXIV/CCCII

15 June 2013 9:00 am

The unclued lights are headwords in Brewer under the SEVEN heading. The title indicates the sum ‘2114 divided by 302…

Solution to 2113: Recycling

8 June 2013 9:00 am

The ‘circular chain’ (or RING CYCLE) of items was: RING CYCLE (anag of RECYCLING), GLYCERINE, GENERICAL, CAREENING, TANGERINE, ARGENTINA, WAGNERIAN,…

Solution to 2112: Refer

1 June 2013 9:00 am

Extra letters in clues give cancrine and Sotadean, both meaning PALINDROMIC, which describes each of the unclued lights and also…

2111: Father figures

25 May 2013 9:00 am

The unclued lights are the four members of ABBA (which means ‘father’), at 11/21, 12/40, 16/7 and 39/10.  First prize…

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…