crossword

2393: Monster Mash-up

2 February 2019 9:00 am

1D (two words) 15 10 26 né 21 died on 2 February. Most famous for 7A 37 and 14, he…

2390: Tea Shop

2 February 2019 9:00 am

The theme word is GRASS (for which the title is a cryptic clue). 1A, 1D, 6 and 37 are informers;…

2392: Beknighted

26 January 2019 9:00 am

The unclued lights, two of two words and the remainder when paired, are of a kind.   Across 1    No…

to 2389: All change

26 January 2019 9:00 am

The paired unclued lights are anagrams of one another, most being symmetrically arranged; 2/21, 5/23, 12/41, 15/25, 19D/20.  First prize Alan Peevers,…

Stout and bubbly

19 January 2019 9:00 am

According to Brewer, a five-word phrase was used to describe a creature, but applies also to a three-word fictional character.…

solution

19 January 2019 9:00 am

CHRISTMAS SPIRIT   Unclued lights were names of GHOST STORIES by M.R. (MONTAGUE RHODES) JAMES: CASTING (1A) THE (29) RUNES…

2390: Tea shop

12 January 2019 9:00 am

Unclued lights, all confirmed in Chambers or Collins, are three sets of four words of a kind, each set relating…

to 2388: Sea rocket

12 January 2019 9:00 am

The quotation was ‘IN MY BEGINNING IS MY END’ (12/15) from East Coker (an anagram of the title), second poem…

2389: All change

5 January 2019 9:00 am

The unclued lights can be paired in some way or other. One is of two words.   Across 1    Distrain…

2387: On the Spot

5 January 2019 9:00 am

The HISPANIOLA was the ship that brought the other unclued answers to TREASURE ISLAND in the novel by R L…

Christmas spirit

15 December 2018 9:00 am

Unclued lights (six of two words, one of three), correctly linked, make ten members of a seasonal set, one light…

to 2386: Outside what we know

15 December 2018 9:00 am

ROUND THE HORNE (32/40/37) starred 6/37, 6/23, 1A, 14 and 8/13. The title suggested their other comedy show, Beyond Our Ken.…

2388: Sea rocket

8 December 2018 9:00 am

‘12/15’ (six words in total) is a quotation (in ODQ) suggested by the remaining unclued lights (two hyphened), whose fifth…

to 2385: R and R

8 December 2018 9:00 am

The two people were Prince RUPERT (12) of the Rhine, born 1619 in PRAGUE (6) and died 1682 in WESTMINSTER…

2387: On the spot

1 December 2018 9:00 am

Two unclued lights give the name of a location and another a means of arrival and -departure. Other unclued lights…

to 2384: bang!

1 December 2018 9:00 am

Unclued lights, individually or as a pair (38/9), are FIREWORKS.  First prize F. Whitehead, Harrogate, North YorksRunners-up I. Livingston, Wilmslow, Cheshire;…

2386: Outside what we know

24 November 2018 9:00 am

Three unclued lights featured the remaining ones, two of two words, the others paired. Two of them do double duty.…

to 2383: Flagged

24 November 2018 9:00 am

The unclued lights are presenters of BLUE PETER: individually at 39; pairs are 3/2, 7/22, 15A/15D, 15A/17, 25/14, and 32/31,…

2385: R and R

17 November 2018 9:00 am

The theme is two historic people who were contemporaries. Unclued lights give their forenames, places of birth and death and…

to 2382: A pointed remark

17 November 2018 9:00 am

The quotation is 10/11/39. Remaining unclued lights are all daggers.  First prize G. Snailham, WindsorRunners-up Lynne Gilchrist, Willoughby, New South…

2384: Bang!

10 November 2018 9:00 am

Unclued lights, singly or correctly paired, are of a kind, as given in Chambers. Ignore one apostrophe.   Across 5   …

to 2381: Step changes

10 November 2018 9:00 am

The word ladder connecting UNITED and STATES goes: UNITES (1D), URITES (18), WRITES (7D), WHITES (34), WHILES (30A), WHALES (7A),…

2383: Flagged

3 November 2018 9:00 am

The unclued lights, one of two words, and the others when paired are of a kind. One individual unclued light…

to 2380: Dedover

3 November 2018 9:00 am

The unclued Across lights are US state capitals and the unclued Down ones are the states. The title refers to…

2382: A pointed remark

27 October 2018 9:00 am

Three unclued lights make up a nine-word quotation. Remaining unclued lights are of a kind.   Across 1    Norway blocking…