Crossword

2285: Characterful

5 November 2016 9:00 am

Unclued lights are three groups of three words of a kind, each group relating differently to a theme word. This…

2284: Shocking!

29 October 2016 9:00 am

Unclued lights consist of a quotation (in ODQ), its speaker and source, and a synonym (one hyphened) of each of…

2283: Be damned

22 October 2016 9:00 am

The unclued lights (one of two words, one of three and-another of four components) are of a kind. Chambers gives…

2282: Timely

15 October 2016 9:00 am

Clockwise round the grid from 21 runs a timely quotation (9,5,3,5,2,7,3,11,5) (in ODQ) followed by the initials of its author,…

2281: Fail

8 October 2016 9:00 am

Each of eleven clues comprises a definition part and a hidden consecutive jumble of the answer including one extra letter;…

2280: Acorns

1 October 2016 9:00 am

The unclued lights are of a kind, verifiable in Brewer. Ignore one apostrophe.   Across   1     Top for…

2279: Where it’s at II

24 September 2016 9:00 am

Four pairs of unclued lights suggest the constituent parts of a name (two words). Elsewhere, ignore three accents.   Across…

2278: Will alterations

17 September 2016 9:00 am

Across clues contain a definition and a jumble of the answer. In each row of the grid, a Shakespearean character…

2277: Royalty

10 September 2016 9:00 am

Having solved the puzzle, solvers are required to highlight a 2×2 square which contains the four letters of the otherwise…

2276: Iron Man

3 September 2016 9:00 am

Definitions in ten clues contain a misprint; corrections spell out a theme word. Unclued lights are four pairs of words…

2275: Frame of reference

27 August 2016 9:00 am

Seven words read clockwise round the perimeter, in alphabetical order. Each of eighteen clues contains a misprinted letter in the…

2274: Round and round

20 August 2016 9:00 am

The perimeter squares yield six theme-words in order, though any one of them can come first. The remaining unclued lights…

2273: Numbers

13 August 2016 9:00 am

Clockwise round the perimeter from 3 run the titles of three items (1, 6, 3, 1, 4, 2, 1, 4,…

2272: Holiday time

6 August 2016 9:00 am

In eight clues, cryptic -indications omit reference to parts of answers; these parts must be highlighted, to reveal two words.…

2271: I’m not here or there

30 July 2016 9:00 am

All but one of the unclued lights can be preceded by the same word, large or small. Solvers are requested…

2270: Hard

23 July 2016 9:00 am

Seven unclued lights (all real words) are names of 22 (hyphened) minus one letter. The missing letters give GROWN-UP.  …

2269: Humiliation

16 July 2016 9:00 am

Answers to clues in italics are to be subjected, before entry in the grid, to the treatment indicated by one…

2268: In state

9 July 2016 9:00 am

The unclued lights (two of two words) are of a kind, verifiable in Brewer among other reference books. Elsewhere, ignore…

2267: Double-edged swords

2 July 2016 9:00 am

One of the unclued entries (two words) defines the others (two of which are hyphened), which are all real words.…

2266: 587

25 June 2016 8:00 am

Around the perimeter starting at one corner run two lines of a verse (ten words). Two unclued lights give the…

2265: Pouring

18 June 2016 9:00 am

The unclued Across lights (two of two words) are of a kind, as are the unclued Down ones, all verifiable…

2264: The A-Team

11 June 2016 9:00 am

Six unclued lights, the sixth spelt in its original way, are members of a team proclaimed dramatically at a venue…

2263: Hurry

4 June 2016 9:00 am

Each of twelve clues contains a misprinted letter in the definition part. Corrections of misprints spell a four-word phrase forming…

2262: Numbers game

28 May 2016 9:00 am

The unclued Across lights are of one linguistic kind and the unclued Down lights are of another, all of which…

2261: Long jump

21 May 2016 9:00 am

Six unclued lights are examples of ‘3/4/18’ (four words in total, ignore an apostrophe), a quotation (in ODQ) whose author’s…