Crossword solution

To 2222: Exquisite

22 August 2015 9:00 am

TOO-TOO is a HOMOPHONE (38) of TUTU (defined by 1A and 8, and the surname of 17, the former 11…

To 2221: Shielded

15 August 2015 9:00 am

The unclued lights are heraldic terms. First prize Simon Horobin, Kidlington, Oxon Runners-up Mick O’Halloran, Dunsborough, Australia; John Roberts, Cheltenham,…

To 2220: Poem II

8 August 2015 9:00 am

The Poem was ‘Kubla Khan’ by Samuel Taylor Coleridge. 3A, 23, 42, 43, 3D, 4, 10 and 16 are words…

To 2219: Keep going

1 August 2015 9:00 am

Unclued lights complete the titles of Carry On films. First prize Tony Hankey, London W4 Runners-up Mark Roberts, Hostert, Luxembourg;…

To 2218: Fab!

25 July 2015 9:00 am

The unclued lights are all preceded by GREAT to form the phrases that can be confirmed in Brewer. (The clue…

To 2217: Poem

18 July 2015 9:00 am

The poem was Ode on a Grecian Urn by John Keats. 1A, 16, 21A, 30, 38, 8, 13, 27, 29…

To 2216: Riddle

11 July 2015 9:00 am

Films starring AUDREY HEPBURN (4 29) include MY FAIR LADY, BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S, SABRINA FAIR and ROMAN HOLIDAY in the perimeter, and…

To 2215: IVOs

4 July 2015 9:00 am

The unclued lights include at least four Os (IV Os), and other clued solutions contain two or three. OROONOKO at…

To 2214: What’s Up?

27 June 2015 9:00 am

The theme word is CLIMBER. All unclued lights are therefore entered going upwards. There are three different types of climbers:…

To 2213: Surprising

20 June 2015 9:00 am

The unclued Down lights are books, entered in reverse as indicated by the phrase TURN-UP FOR THE BOOKS (1A 27…

To 2212: : Plus Ça Change

13 June 2015 9:00 am

The unclued Across lights (15, 23/21, 38 and 39) are LITERAL anagrams of the unclued Down lights (3, 19, 32/37,…

To 2211: Toddler hero

6 June 2015 9:00 am

‘THE OLD ORDER CHANGETH YIELDING PLACE TO NEW’, from Tennyson’s IDYLLS OF THE KING, suggests the outcome of ANAGRAMMATISM (2).…

To 2210: Game Theory

30 May 2015 9:00 am

The future is not for parties ‘playing politics’ (16 29 1A 15) is a quotation by Woodrow Wilson. 1A provides…

To 2209: Safe-blowers

23 May 2015 9:00 am

The unclued lights were preceded by PETER (translation of 32A) to form phrases listed in Chambers or Brewer. First prize…

To 2208: MORT

16 May 2015 9:00 am

The fictional SCHOLAR (28) was Billy Bunter, described by his creator, Frank Richards, as a ‘FAT GREEDY OWL (22A/31/26)’ (in…

To 2207: An unusual angle

9 May 2015 9:00 am

PERCH (13A), SCAR (21A and 10D), SHAD (40A), EEL (5D) AND CARP (19D) were ignored in wordplay in their clues.…

To 2206

2 May 2015 9:00 am

The thematic unclued lights (4D, 20D, 34D, 40A and 41A+27A) are COUNTRIES, and the other unclued lights are their anagrams,…

To 2205: In shape

25 April 2015 9:00 am

Unclued lights were set out in the form of two squares in the grid (shown here in red). The theme…

To 2204: Security

18 April 2015 9:00 am

Five perimeter entries, and 29 and 30, are types of BODYGUARD. First prize Amanda Spielman, London SW4 Runners-up Dr S.M.…

To 2203: Peeping toms

11 April 2015 9:00 am

The theme is CATS; the unclued Across lights are breeds of cats and unclued Down lights and TOPCAT (which had…

To 2202: Problem XI

4 April 2015 8:00 am

Seven unclued lights are ANAGRAMS (23) of numbers. 2 (7A) + 11 (17) + 10 (40) + 16 (5) +…

2201: Facility

28 March 2015 9:00 am

The words FAST FORWARD (given by letters added to definitions in clues) define 42 and 11, both indicating the way…

To 2200

21 March 2015 9:00 am

The unclued Down lights can be abbreviated as MM, and the unclued Across lights as CC. Together as MMCC, they…

To 2199: TV Comedy

14 March 2015 9:00 am

The unclued lights can be arranged to give: ‘I decided to sell my Hoover … well, it was just collecting…

To 2198: Tuck in

7 March 2015 9:00 am

Corrections of misprints in clues give BETWEEN THE SHEETS, the name of a COCKTAIL (1A) whose contents (11, 18/34, 29…