Crossword solution

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 9:00 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 9:00 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 9:00 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 9:00 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…

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:…