Crossword solution

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…

to 2306: Instruction

13 May 2017 9:00 am

The instruction was ‘SEND IN THE CLOWNS’ (21D/14) from A Little Night Music by Stephen Sondheim. The remaining unclued lights…

to 2305: Whodunnit?

6 May 2017 9:00 am

The unclued lights are trios of Cluedo © rooms at 1A, 14A and 40, weapons at 6, 13 and 14,…

to 2304: Hexagon

29 April 2017 9:00 am

The HEADWORD (26) ‘bail’ appears six times in CHAMBERS (1D). Its different meanings include CROSSPIECE (1A), BAR (25), FRAME (36),…

to 2303: Great 32

22 April 2017 9:00 am

Five unclued lights are titles of RAGS (24) by SCOTT JOPLIN (32 31), who died on 1 April 1917.  First…

to 2302: Urbane turban

15 April 2017 9:00 am

The twelve undefined solutions become one Scottish and eleven English towns, if the final letter is omitted or a letter…

to 2301: Age of extremes

8 April 2017 9:00 am

Unclued lights (in red) are the characteristics of ‘the period’, from the opening sentence of A Tale of Two Cities.…

to 2300: The law

1 April 2017 9:00 am

Extra letters in clues give CONSTABLES, defining 7, 21 and 39. Other unclued lights are CONS (12, 16, 18) and…

to 2299: Pieces of Eight

25 March 2017 9:00 am

The unclued lights, including 28/3 in its English translation, are compositions by Carl Nielsen, (i.e. pieces of 8 Down).  First…