crossword

to 2379: Shocking

27 October 2018 9:00 am

The word is ‘pink’. Definitions of the eight headwords are: CARNATION (9), STAB (43), CHAFFINCH (22D), SMALL SAILING SHIP (41/1A/13),…

2381: Step changes

20 October 2018 9:00 am

1 Across and 45 Across form a phrase, and the other unclued entries form a word ladder linking them, by…

to 2378: Boundary

20 October 2018 9:00 am

LIMES (22), a term for a boundary of the ROMAN EMPIRE (7 30), is a DEFINITION (19) of five items…

2380: Dedover

13 October 2018 9:00 am

All the unclued Across lights are of a kind, as are all the unclued Down ones. They can be paired…

to 2377: Service book

13 October 2018 9:00 am

The twelve unclued lights can be arranged into the sequence yielding phrases from ‘First’ to ‘Twelfth’. First 21, Second 24,…

2379: Shocking

6 October 2018 9:00 am

Eight headwords in Chambers consist of the same word. Unclued lights (including two trios and one doing double duty) give…

to 2376: Somewhere XI

6 October 2018 9:00 am

On 15 September, Costa Rica, bordered by PANAMA (31) and NICARAGUA (5), and whose capital is SAN JOSÉ (40/10), celebrated…

2378: Boundary

29 September 2018 9:00 am

One unclued light, a term for a boundary of an area whose name is formed by two unclued lights, is…

to 2375: 2

29 September 2018 9:00 am

Unclued lights are MOONS OF (1A) SATURN (9), which are OTHERWORLDLY (2).  First prize Don Young, Shaw, OldhamRunners-up Samantha Pine,…

2377: In order

22 September 2018 9:00 am

The dozen unclued lights can be arranged in a specific sequence when preceded by or followed by their sequence indicators…

to 2374: Watch your step

22 September 2018 9:00 am

The unclued lights are DANCES. First prize K.J. Williams, Kings Worthy, Winchester. Runners-up Bridget Workman, Purley;C.S.G Elengorn, Enfield.

2376: Somewhere XI

15 September 2018 9:00 am

On 15 September somewhere bordered by 31 and 5, and whose capital is 40/10 (ignore an accent), celebrates its 43…

to 2373: Susurrus

15 September 2018 9:00 am

The theme was The Wind in the Willows (suggested by the title). RATTY defined 9, 13 and 22; MOLE defined 7,…

2375: 2

8 September 2018 9:00 am

2 describes a pair of unclued lights (three words altogether), which in turn include the others.   Across 12    Single…

2372: Spot-on

8 September 2018 9:00 am

The key phrase is LIKE A TANSY (39). The scientific name of the tansy is TANACETUM VULGARE (4A 12); remaining…

2374: Watch your step

1 September 2018 9:00 am

The unclued lights (three of two words) are of a kind.   Across 1    Slices top of sausage in…

to 2371: In a paddy

1 September 2018 9:00 am

The unclued lights and those clued without thematic definition (2, 11, 26, 33 and 42) are Irish forenames. Nuala Considine’s…

2373: Susurrus

25 August 2018 9:00 am

Unclued lights are three groups of three words of a kind, each group defined by the name of a different…

to 2370: Problem XII

25 August 2018 9:00 am

The numbers were linked to titles of classic works of FICTION (12): The Two DROVERS (26) (Walter Scott), The Three MUSKETEERS…

2372: Spot-on

18 August 2018 9:00 am

One unclued light (three words) is a phrase referring to an item whose scientific name is formed by two unclued…

to 2369: Prodigious

18 August 2018 9:00 am

WUNDERKIND — given by corrections of misprints in clues — can be read as W UNDER KIND, indicating the unclued…

2371: In a paddy

11 August 2018 9:00 am

In loving memory of 20 41 Considine (10/10/27–24/7/18), the doyenne of crossword compilers. The unclued lights and those clued without…

to 2368: Cobbled together

11 August 2018 9:00 am

The unclued lights (6, 20/9, 21, 23/31, 30D/13, 34/3 and 42/32) are characters in Coronation Street with its COBBLED streets.  First…

2370: Problem XII

4 August 2018 9:00 am

Fans of classic 12 will know that where ‘Q’ = ‘the number of’: Q26 x Q1D x (Q34 + [Q36D/5A…

to 2367: When pigs fly

4 August 2018 9:00 am

The quotation ‘NEVER (1A), NEVER (35), NEVER (41), NEVER (7), NEVER (32)!’ is from King Lear (V.iii.310). Lear was the…