Crossword solution

to 2282: Timely

5 November 2016 9:00 am

The perimetric quotation (referring to October), AMBIGUOUS MONTH, THE MONTH OF TENSION, THE UNENDURABLE MONTH’, is followed by DL, the initials…

to 2281: Fail

29 October 2016 9:00 am

Extra letters in clues form the phrase BITE THE DUST. Thematically created entries at 10, 11, 19, 29 and 34…

to 2280: Acorns

22 October 2016 9:00 am

The unclued lights are famous British OAK trees.  First prize Gerry Fairweather, Layer Marney, EssexRunners-up Mrs L. Ashley, Shoreham-by-Sea, West…

to 2279: Where it’s at II

15 October 2016 9:00 am

The name was The Spectator. THESP (SARAH BERNHARDT: 37/19), EC (EAST CENTRAL: 36/20), TAT (HEMPEN MATTING: 5/15) and OR (LOGIC…

to 2278: Will Alterations

8 October 2016 9:00 am

Concealed Shakespearean characters were Rivers, Celia, Celia (again), Hamlet, Costard, Polonius, Snug, Hero, Gallus, Martius, Pistol, Collatine (The Rape of…

to 2277: Royalty

1 October 2016 9:00 am

The theme word is KING and the pairs are 4/41, 14/1A, 19/27, 34/16 and 38/24.  First prize C.V. Clark, London…

to 2276: Iron Man

24 September 2016 9:00 am

Clues with misprints were 16, 22, 24 and 34 Across and 2, 3, 6, 26, 31 and 36 Down. Corrections…

to 2275: Frame of reference

17 September 2016 9:00 am

Corrections of misprints in clues give CHAMBERS DICTIONARY, defining the items in the perimeter.  First prize David Heath, Euston, NewarkRunners-up…

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…