Crossword

2258: Perimetrical jigsaw

30 April 2016 9:00 am

Clues are listed in alphabetical order of their solutions. An 11-word quotation runs around the perimeter from the top left-hand…

2257: A spree

23 April 2016 9:00 am

An excerpt from a poem (-eleven words, one hyphened, in ODQ) reads clockwise in the perimeter from the top left…

2256: 11 x 11

16 April 2016 9:00 am

The unclued lights (three of two words), individually or paired, are of a kind, with 1 Down as a plural.…

2255: In the pink

9 April 2016 9:00 am

Four unclued lights (eight words in all) form a phrase describing an activity. The other unclued lights give the author,…

2254: Ecofriendly

2 April 2016 9:00 am

Answers to clues in italics must become 15 (hyphened) to create grid entries. Definitions of these entries are supplied by…

2253: Your starter for ten

26 March 2016 9:00 am

One ‘unclued’ light, as the title suggests, can be paired (on one occasion twice) with each of the other unclued…

2252: Writer deploys me

19 March 2016 9:00 am

11/22, 36/1D, 48/2, 9/30 and 17/46 combine to form anagrams of the titles of five works (four of two words,…

2251: Animal track

12 March 2016 9:00 am

In eight clues, cryptic indications omit reference to parts of answers; these parts must be highlighted, to reveal the title…

2250: Knavish

5 March 2016 9:00 am

The unclued lights (one of two words, and one of three) when preceded by the same word (which has to…

2249: Transformation

27 February 2016 9:00 am

The transformation is 10A (three words), which suggests the other unclued lights, including one of two words and one hyphened.…

2248: In the stars

20 February 2016 9:00 am

In the clues, the 9 stars represent omitted words (one of which is a dialect variant of another). Those 9…

2247: Commoners II

13 February 2016 9:00 am

The unclued lights (one of two words), individually or as three pairs, are of a kind.   Across   9   …

2246: Where’s Maggie?

6 February 2016 9:00 am

Unclued lights (including one of two words and three pairs, 37 doing double duty) are characters in a play. A…

2245: Fair and square

30 January 2016 9:00 am

Each of eleven clues contains a misprinted letter in the definition part. Corrections of misprints spell the source (three words)…

2244: Faithful

23 January 2016 9:00 am

The unclued lights, one of two words, are of a kind, verifiable in Brewer.   Across   1    After…

2243: Obit III

16 January 2016 9:00 am

Last year we lost a popular 39 of stage and screen. 18A/16 (four words in total) and 10/18A/15 (five words…

2242: Defeated

9 January 2016 9:00 am

Clues in italics are cryptic indications of partial answers. In each case, the indicated part must be 5 39 (five…

2241: Customary

2 January 2016 9:00 am

The unclued lights, (two of two words), individually or as two pairs, are of a kind, verifiable in Brewer 19th…

2240: Various sources

5 December 2015 9:00 am

In each of eight clues, one letter has been cut from the definition part; the cut letters spell a word…

2239: ITOIX

28 November 2015 9:00 am

The unclued lights (all of two or three words, some hyphened and all confirmed in Chambers) can be arranged into…

2238: Old issues

21 November 2015 9:00 am

The title suggests a pair of unclued lights which identify the common feature of the others. Solvers must shade the…

2237: Experimental

14 November 2015 9:00 am

One unclued light is a publication (two words). The others are relevant figures (all in Chambers) who appear in a…

2236: Alphabetical jigsaw

7 November 2015 9:00 am

This week’s puzzle breaks away from the traditional thematic puzzle. Instead, here is an alphabetical jigsaw for solvers to tackle.…

2235: Vile stuff

29 October 2015 9:00 am

1/44 (eight words in total) is part of a question (in ODQ) minus a word exemplified by the other unclued…

2234: A greater measure

24 October 2015 9:00 am

One unclued light is the name of a drink which can be measured into three ingredients. Each ingredient has three…