Crossword solution

Crossword solution 2247: Commoners II

5 March 2016 9:00 am

The unclued lights are some of the Wombles of Wimbledon COMMON, paired at 25/21, 31/16 and 35/10. First prize Belinda…

Solution to 2246: Where’s Maggie?

27 February 2016 9:00 am

The play was Cat on a Hot Tin Roof by Tennessee Williams. The characters were BRICK (1A), DOCTOR BAUGH (7/5),…

To 2245: Fair and square

20 February 2016 9:00 am

Corrections of misprints give A GRECIAN URN. The POET (23) reporting its message (perimeter + 4 30) is KEATS (42). First…

To 2244: Faithful

13 February 2016 9:00 am

The unclued lights are DOGS from the classics, legend or of noted people. First prize David Maddison, London E1 Runners-up…

To 2243: Obit III

6 February 2016 9:00 am

WARREN MITCHELL (42/43), STAR (39) of stage and screen, died on 14th November 2015. He won an Olivier Award as…

To 2242: Defeated

30 January 2016 9:00 am

Each partial answer indicated by a clue in italics is KNOCKED INTO A COCKED HAT (5 39). Resulting entries at…

To 2241: Customary

23 January 2016 9:00 am

The unclued lights (1A, 1D, 6A/33, 13, 18, 32 and 38/24) are seven of the ‘Twelve Curious CUSTOMS Worth Reviving’,…

To 2240: Various sources

9 January 2016 9:00 am

The thematic term (formed by letters cut from definitions, 17, and letters added to definitions) is SCISSORS-AND-PASTE. Unclued lights are…

To 2239: ITOIX

2 January 2016 9:00 am

The unclued lights include the words ONE to NINE which had to be entered as figures 1 to 9 in…

To 2238: Old issues

12 December 2015 9:00 am

The title suggests BACK NUMBERS (8/15). Remaining unclued lights contain ‘back numbers’: GENEVESE (1A), MARXIST (20), GENETTE (24), XENON (37),…

To 2237: Experimental

5 December 2015 9:00 am

The publication is 11A. Other unclued lights are all anagrams (‘new’ versions) of scientists: 14A SEABORG; 22A EINSTEIN; 23A PASTEUR;…

To 2236: Alphabetical jigsaw

28 November 2015 9:00 am

First prize Mrs M. Purdie, Ceres, Cupar, Fife Runners-up Nick Hussey, Overton, Hampshire; K. Parekh, Wayne, Illinois

To 2235: Vile stuff

21 November 2015 9:00 am

The quotation was ‘IS THIS A [DAGGER] WHICH I SEE BEFORE ME’ (1/44) (Macbeth).18, 22, 2, 27, 29 and 30D…

To 2234: A greater measure

14 November 2015 9:00 am

MARCOBRUNNER (11) is composed of words whose definitions are 1D, 24, 32; 13, 17, 35; and 9, 29A, 38. First…

To 2233: Clutching at straws!

7 November 2015 9:00 am

The unclued lights are CHEESES. First prize M. Taylor, Eskbank, Midlothian Runners-up D.G. Page, Orpington, Kent; Katherine Griffin, Winchester, Hants

To 2232: Ups and downs

29 October 2015 9:00 am

The thematic phrase is ‘The Waves’, shown in a wave pattern in the grid. It is the title of a…

To 2231: On the side

24 October 2015 9:00 am

Unclued lights made mottoes around the rim of one-pound coins: (33) NEMO ME (12) IMPUNE (40) LACESSIT, (18) DECUS ET…

To 2230: Lot 46

17 October 2015 8:00 am

The unclued lights are FRENCH DÉPARTEMENTS, with five of them placed in the grid at their correct administrative number: 2,…

To 2229: Gnome

10 October 2015 9:00 am

The PROVERB (35) (in ODQ), associated with the KENNEDY (19) FAMILY (31), was ‘A rising tide lifts all boats’. EDIT…

To 2228: Unfair

3 October 2015 8:00 am

GRASSHOPPERS (9) of ZURICH (30) is a team that plays football — not cricket, as indicated by corrections of misprints…

To 2227: Word building

26 September 2015 8:00 am

The word pyramid runs from CAN at 7A, then 35, 36, 30, 5, 2, 21D, 19 to CONSIDERATE at 1A.…

To 2226: Whitehouse

19 September 2015 8:00 am

X was Ingrid Bergman, winner of a TERN (21) of OSCARs (8), who was born on 29th August 1915 and…

To 2225: Category

12 September 2015 9:00 am

1D, 3, 15D and 40 are fictional TIGERS (30) created by 20, 35, 4A and 12. Extra letters in clues…

To 2224: All here

5 September 2015 9:00 am

The unclued lights (paired at 14/38. 23/17 and 34/2) are SPECTATOR journalists or contributors. First prize Dr David Jerwood, Keighley,…

To 2223: Clerihew

29 August 2015 9:00 am

Edmund Clerihew Bentley wrote: The art of Biography/ Is different from Geography/ Geography is about maps/ But Biography is about…