Crossword solution

to 2331: Anagrams

4 November 2017 9:00 am

The suggested words were ESTER (1), REEST (20), TERSE (24), TREES (43), TERES (6D), RESET (9), TEERS (23), STERE (30)…

to 2330: IMAGE

28 October 2017 9:00 am

The poem ‘The Red Wheelbarrow’ (originally ‘XXII’) by William Carlos Williams is considered perhaps the foremost example of IMAGISM.  First…

to 2329: PLACES TO EAT

21 October 2017 9:00 am

The paired unclued lights are food items which include a place-name. BATH and BUNS do double duty, BUNS is the plural…

Solution to 2328: Second coming

14 October 2017 9:00 am

The suggested title is Brideshead Revisited, HEEDS/RABID (6A/42) being an anagram of BRIDESHEAD. The six characters, all members of the Flyte…

to 2327: Exhibition

7 October 2017 9:00 am

Five unclued lights (1D, 14, 21, 24 and 41) are titles of paintings by EDWARD HOPPER (5 39).  First prize…

to 2326: ‘Suits you, sir!’

30 September 2017 9:00 am

The unclued lights are part of a SUIT of armour.  First prize Clive Rose, Henley on Thames, OxonRunners-up Virginia Porter,…

to 2325: Hard task

23 September 2017 9:00 am

The theme was PIGS.  First prize J. E. Green, St Albans, HertfordshireRunners-up Michael Moran, Penrith, Cumbria; John M. Brown, Rolleston…

2324: In the frame

16 September 2017 9:00 am

11, 42 and perimeter entries are titles of COMPUTER-ANIMATED FILMS.  First prize B. Midgley, Ettington, Stratford-upon-AvonRunners-up Arabella Grandage, Bradenham, Bucks;…

to 2323: alphabetical jigsaw

9 September 2017 9:00 am

A Ambition, A Aorist, B Battledore, C Caret, C Cashed, C Coact, C Coalman, C Cuttoes, D Dioxan, D Disaccharides,…

to 2322: In memoriam

2 September 2017 9:00 am

The event was THE GLORIOUS TWELFTH (1D/29) (12 August, opening day of the grouse-shooting season). Remaining unclued lights bring to…

to 2321: Cleaner

26 August 2017 9:00 am

The key word is DENTIFRICE (38), which can be divided into DENT defining 11, 21, 33; IF 13, 20, 27;…

to 2320: Crossings Out

19 August 2017 9:00 am

When BRIDGE is added to the unclued Across lights and FORD to the unclued Down lights (including each of the…

to 2319: poem III

12 August 2017 9:00 am

The poem was Shelley’s ‘Ozymandias’. The words from the poem are LEGS (16), TWO (17A), SANDS (26), NOTHING (37), KING…

to 2318: Groundwork

5 August 2017 9:00 am

SOIL (9) — cryptically indicated by ISLAND IN THE SUN (1A), the title of a SONG (40) recorded by HARRY…

to 2317:370

29 July 2017 9:00 am

The answer to the subtraction sum in the title is 1947. So all the unclued lights are celebrities who celebrate…

No. 2316: Divine alteration

22 July 2017 9:00 am

Redundant words were 12A virgin, 16A crazy, 38A mammal, 18D state, 21D greed, 25D tendon, 34D extremist. These respectively defined…

to 2315: Trunk call

15 July 2017 9:00 am

4, 40, 43, 1, 3, 16 and 17 were all examples of PORTMANTEAU words, into which are packed the sense…

to 2314: 4÷4=8

8 July 2017 9:00 am

One of the unclued 4-letter lights is placed in the very middle of another to form each of the four…

to 2313: Goldfish

1 July 2017 9:00 am

Extra letters in clues gave SAM GOLDWYN, to whom are attributed I’LL GIVE YOU (5) A DEFINITE (8) MAYBE (1A),…

to 2312: Bandleader

24 June 2017 9:00 am

The thematic BEATLES ALBUM (38 32) is SERGEANT PEPPER (1A 6A). 1A defines 17, and can be divided into words…

to 2311: Keith II

17 June 2017 9:00 am

The unclued lights, as well as KEITH, are Scottish place names. TARBERT was required at 28A, rather than LARBERT. First prize Una…

2310: Constitutional Amendment

10 June 2017 9:00 am

Procne (37D), Tereus (23D), Scylla (19D) and Arachne (30D) were all given as anagrams, as was Ovid (42D). Daphne (1D)…

2309: Complicated

3 June 2017 9:00 am

Corrections of misprints in clues give TANGLED UP IN BLUE, the title of a song by Bob Dylan. Answers to…

Solution to 2308: Landmark

27 May 2017 9:00 am

Solution to 2308: Landmark This puzzle was Doc’s 600th to be published in this series. The unclued lights are two-word…

2307: Obit IV

20 May 2017 9:00 am

On 18 March 2017 the great ROCK’N’ROLLER (3) Chuck Berry died. Round the perimeter run the titles of four of…