Crossword solution

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…

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…

2071

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.…