Crossword solution

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…

to 2298: NOИ

18 March 2017 9:00 am

The unclued lights are titles of Russian novels minus their ‘and’ (И in Russian): 17 CRIME and 9 PUNISHMENT (Dostoevsky),…

to 2297: Thoroughly

11 March 2017 9:00 am

Corrections of misprints in clues give INSIDE OUT. Thematic entries at 2, 15A, 25, 30 and 39 are defined by…

to 2296: Men of note

4 March 2017 9:00 am

The unclued lights are seven COMPOSERS whose surnames begin with A to G, along with the eighth beginning with H,…

to 2295: Juicy

25 February 2017 9:00 am

The shared name was PERRY (18), shared by GRAYSON (28) Perry and Perry MASON (2). GP, whose alter ego is…

to 2294: Times Square

18 February 2017 9:00 am

Perimeter words are names of the most recent GEOLOGICAL PERIODS.  First prize J.P Green, Uppingham, RutlandRunners-up Paul Jenkinson, Zollikon, Switzerland;…

to 2293: Topping

11 February 2017 9:00 am

The unclued lights are items of headgear.  First prize Tony Watson, Twyford, BerkshireRunners-up Philip Berridge, Spalding, Lincolnshire; R.C. Teuton, Frampton…

to 2292: Discovery

4 February 2017 9:00 am

Thematic names are 1A/22 and 25/34, author of The Double Helix: A Personal Account of the Discovery of the Structure…

to 2291: Seriously?

28 January 2017 9:00 am

Bill Shankly said: ‘Some people think football is a matter of life and death … ( I can assure them…

to 2290: Timely II

21 January 2017 9:00 am

Perimetric trios combine to suggest HOG/MAN/AY: SHILLING, MALE, INDEED; SWINE, ATTENDANT, YES; MOUND, EMPLOYEE, EVER. The relevant activity is FIRST-FOOTING…

to 2289: I don’t believe it!

7 January 2017 9:00 am

The unclued lights are expressions meaning NEVER (3A, 4D+43A, 21D+14D, 37A+1D and 37A+15D).  First prize Hilary James, London W5Runners-up David…

to 2288: Housey-housey

31 December 2016 9:00 am

Unclued lights are names of PARLIAMENTS.  First prize Judith Bevis, NewportRunners-up Hilda Ball, Belfast; Michael Grocott, Loughborough

to 2287: Quarry

10 December 2016 9:00 am

Unclued lights are types of LIMESTONE. First prize Frances Whitehead, Harrogate, North YorksRunners-up Margaret Almond, Sholing, Hants; P.D.H. Riddell, London…

to 2286: B

3 December 2016 9:00 am

The unclued lights are provinces or areas of BELGIUM.  First prize C.R. Haigh, Hassocks, West SussexRunners-up Frank McDonald, Carron, Falkirk;…

to 2285: Characterful

26 November 2016 9:00 am

The theme word was China, the Mandarin Chinese word for which is Zhongguo (the pinyin transliteration of 中国). Unclued lights…

to 2284: Shocking!

19 November 2016 9:00 am

In PYGMALION (21D), ELIZA (32) said NOT BLOODY LIKELY! (7A/9/12).  Synonyms were NEGATIVE (24), RARE (35), ODDS-ON (20). GB SHAW…

to 2283: be damned

12 November 2016 9:00 am

The unclued lights are PUBLISHING FIRMS. Our apologies for the omission of clue 42 Across. It went missing during the…