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to 2403: Hexad

4 May 2019 9:00 am

The second and fourth letters of six unclued lights gave abbreviations of the states forming New England: ACATER (13) Connecticut, ERNIE…

2405: Satanic

27 April 2019 9:00 am

Doc writes: welcome to Smurf as our third new compiler joining our team.  One unclued light, the heart of which…

Solution to 2402: Test Pilots

27 April 2019 9:00 am

BOYCOTT (24), GOWER (25), MAY (40), GRACE (2), STRAUSS (23), HAMMOND (27), CLOSE (34), and ROOT (36) have all held…

2404: 1+2 = 3+4

20 April 2019 9:00 am

The unclued lights (one of two words) share a feature, different in each case, and one is a past participle.…

to 2401: sign here please

20 April 2019 9:00 am

The unclued lights are ACCENTS or DIACRITICAL SIGNS and any appearing on letters in the grid had to be ignored.  First…

2403: Hexad

13 April 2019 9:00 am

The second and fourth letters of six unclued lights (defined by surplus single words in six clues) form a set…

to 2400: Unclued

13 April 2019 9:00 am

The preamble suggests that unclued entries are partial anagrams of UNCLUED. The ‘repeated cryptic clue (= anagram of CLUE)’ ‘fixes…

2402: Test pilots

6 April 2019 9:00 am

Eight unclued entries are of a kind. A 9-letter word for their position must be highlighted in the grid.  …

to 2399: Lines of Work

6 April 2019 9:00 am

The unclued lights form the folk rhyme ‘Tinker, tailor, soldier, sailor, rich man, poor man, beggar-man, thief’.  A.A. Milne (MILNE…

2401: Sign here please

30 March 2019 9:00 am

The unclued lights are of a kind and all have to be ignored in the completed grid.   Across 1   …

to 2398: All steamed up

30 March 2019 9:00 am

The unclued lights are the names of FAMOUS STEAM TRAINS including the pairs at 14/15 and 17/30.  First prize Jenny…

2400: Unclued

23 March 2019 9:00 am

All unclued entries are, unusually, not all unclued; all are different and there are no proper nouns. A repeated cryptic…

to 2397: Obit V

23 March 2019 9:00 am

Albert Finney, a fine ACTOR (13), died on 7 February 2019. His legacy includes SATURDAY NIGHT (10) and SUNDAY MORNING…

2399: Lines of work

14 March 2019 9:00 am

Eight unclued entries (two of two words, one hyphened) form a folk rhyme used as the basis for the first…

to 2396: Reader …,

14 March 2019 9:00 am

Unclued lights were husbands (40A) of Jane Austen’s heroines.  First prize Alison Hinder, Sholing, SouthamptonRunners-up Janet Dibley, Polegate, East Sussex;…

2398: All steamed up

9 March 2019 9:00 am

The unclued lights (five of two words, two pairs and a singleton) are of a kind, verifiable in Brewer.  …

2395: Concise Crossword

9 March 2019 9:00 am

The seven concise clues lead to: heALth centre (3,31), HEARTbreak (9), midrIFf (26), last of alL (40), out of afRIca…

2397: Obit V

2 March 2019 9:00 am

We recently lost a fine 13, whose legacy includes 10 (two words) and 9 (two words), and four other unclued…

to 2394: Opening time

2 March 2019 9:00 am

‘Never eat an oyster unless there’s an R in the month’ (Brewer). Eight unclued lights (in appropriate order) start with abbreviations…

2396: Reader…,

23 February 2019 9:00 am

Unclued lights are a set of literary 40s. Their creator is hidden in the grid and should be shaded. Elsewhere,…

to 2393: Monster Mash-up

23 February 2019 9:00 am

HORROR FILM (1D) ACTOR (15) BORIS (10) KARLOFF (26), né PRATT (21A) died on 2 February 1969. Most famous for…

2395: Concise crossword

16 February 2019 9:00 am

The seven clues below have to be interpreted cryptically and are then entered in the grid where they will fit.…

to 2392: Beknighted

16 February 2019 9:00 am

The unclued lights (10/1D, 11, 23/38, 29D/28 and 39) received knighthoods or a DBE in the recent New Year’s Honours List.…

2394: Opening time

9 February 2019 9:00 am

The first three or four letters of eight unclued lights (including one proper name) form a set said to be…

2391: Stout and bubbly

9 February 2019 9:00 am

The LITTLE GENTLEMAN IN BLACK VELVET (4/8/16D) was a Jacobite toast to the MOLE (34) who made the molehill on…