Crossword solution

to 2274: round and round

10 September 2016 9:00 am

The unclued lights are stations of the London Underground CIRCLE Line. BAYSWATER is the paired theme-word. Solvers had to highlight…

to 2273: Numbers

3 September 2016 9:00 am

Round the perimeter run the titles of three songs from the musical Guys and Dolls, epitomised by SKY (28) Masterson…

to 2272: Holiday time

27 August 2016 9:00 am

21 and 41 are definitions of SUMMER; RECESS defines each of the other unclued lights.  First prize Rhiannon Hales, Ilfracombe,…

to 2271: I’m not here or there

20 August 2016 9:00 am

All but one of the unclued lights can be preceded by DOCTOR (or in one case DOC). The title also…

to 2270: Hard

13 August 2016 9:00 am

Seven unclued lights were names of VERSE-MEN (22) minus one letter: VI(R)GIL (1A), BRO(O)KE (15A), BRID(G)ES (16), DON(N)E (9), S(P)ENDER…

to 2269: Humiliation

6 August 2016 9:00 am

Answers to clues in italics are Clockwise (16), mondial (25), smugly (26), mushroomed (15) and pantable (32), each of which…

To 2268: In state

30 July 2016 9:00 am

The unclued lights are US STATE CAPITALS. First prize Stewart Jones, Winchester, HantsRunners-up John M. Brown, Rolleston-on-Dove, Staffs; Gareth Davies,…

2267: Double-edged Swords

23 July 2016 9:00 am

The unclued lights are anagrams of words meaning ‘blessing’, hence 43A MIXED BLESSINGS. The words are 11A AGREEMENT, 31A BENISON, 34A…

To 2266: 587

16 July 2016 9:00 am

Associations with adjectives are ALL RIGHT (16), BRIGHT LIGHTS (40), BEAUTIFUL DREAMER (31), GREAT DANE (42), and SMALL BEER (4).  The…

To 2265: POURING

9 July 2016 9:00 am

The unclued lights Across are CATS and the unclued lights Down are DOGS.  First prize John Kitchen, Breachwood Green, HertsRunners-up…

To 2264: The A-Team

2 July 2016 9:00 am

‘Harry the King, BEDFORD (19) and EXETER (18), WARWICK (1D) and TALBOT (25), SALISBURY (4A) and GLOSTER (12)’ (Henry V,…

To 2263: Hurry

25 June 2016 8:00 am

Corrections of misprints in clues give STEP ON THE GAS, indicating the unclued lights in each of four columns in…

To 2262: Numbers game

18 June 2016 9:00 am

The unclued Across lights are ANAGRAMS of French numbers (22: trente, 24: soixante, 26: sept, 29: onze, 43: trois) and…

To 2261: Long Jump

11 June 2016 9:00 am

Clifton Fadiman wrote that cheese was ‘MILK’S LEAP TOWARDS IMMORTALITY’ (3/4/18). The remaining unclued lights (16, 21, 25, 35, 44…

To 2260: B & B

4 June 2016 9:00 am

BUTTONS AND BOWS (1A) is a song in the film THE PALEFACE (10), sung by BOB HOPE (27). Other unclued lights…

To 2259: Eco

28 May 2016 9:00 am

The unclued lights can be preceded by GREEN which had to be shaded in green, as indicated in the solution…

To 2258: Perimetrical jigsaw

21 May 2016 9:00 am

The perimeter quotation is from L.P. Hartley’s The Go-Between, in which Leo, Marian and Ted are the main characters. First…

2257: A spree

14 May 2016 9:00 am

SHAKESPEARE — indicating the action required to create 9, 11, 32, 18 plus 24, and the puzzle’s title — is the name…

To 2256: 11 x 11

7 May 2016 9:00 am

The unclued lights reveal ELEVEN (five English and six Scottish) league football teams (3/38, 4/1D, 10, 14, 18, 18/28, 19,…

To 2255: In the pink

30 April 2016 9:00 am

Oscar WILDE (35) described hunting as THE UNSPEAKABLE IN FULL PURSUIT OF THE UNEATABLE (1A, 14, 30, 42), and the…

To 2254: Ecofriendly

23 April 2016 9:00 am

To create entries at 5, 9, 20, 29D and 41, answers to clues in italics become TREE-HUGGERS (15), embracing sallow,…

To 2253: Your starter for ten

16 April 2016 9:00 am

FIRST, the ‘starter’ solution at 10 Down, can be linked with the other unclued lights, with it also appearing twice…

To 2252: Writer deploys me

9 April 2016 9:00 am

The works were Striding Folly (anagram of 11/22), Whose Body? (36/1D), The Nine Tailors (2/48), Strong Poison (9/30) and Gaudy…

To 2251: Animal track

2 April 2016 9:00 am

WILD HORSES, the title of a track on STICKY FINGERS (1D) by the ROLLING STONES (12), defines the other unclued…

To 2250: Knavish

26 March 2016 9:00 am

The unclued lights can be preceded by JACK.  First prize Margaret Lusk, Preston, LancsRunners-up P.D.H. Riddell, London SE23; Derek Willan,…