Crossword

2123: Go on then!

27 July 2013

9:00 AM

27 July 2013

9:00 AM

The unclued lights, (one individually, one of two words and three pairs), are of a kind.
 

Across

 
4    Popular executive having brush with copper can’t be condoned (11)
12    Left back’s round, round body (5)
13    Artless pastor immersed in revenue probe (11)
14    It’s steady to be unsteady (4)
15    One member’s a scoundrel (3)
18    Remained firm to the finish and awfully rude (7)
19    Levantine query to god’s high priesthood (7)
23    Returning runner has cost of Malay fabrics (6)
24    1300H — united — agree? (5)
27    Wild dog’s pain once spoken of (5)
29    Active seaman returning on time eventually (6, two words)
31    Dismount from a French car which is Spanish actually! (6)
34    Acrobatic birds start mating in shrub by church (7)
38    Sending back newspaperman with love poem (3)
39    City offering drug — six wiped out (4)
40    Furore about hearing evil doctor getting alcoholic liquors (11, two words)
41    Style of some clearer negative reflected (5)
42    New resident smashed crockery (9, two words)
43    They’ll give you away with endless characteristic old supports (11)
 

Down


 
1    Approximate location of Blackwater House, maybe (11)
2    It’s the answer, it’s said, to cutting French newspaper (5)
3    Short story tellers about Scot, instead (11)
5    Written language from city — and not state (7)
7    Enter, we’re told, for flavoursome plant (6)
8    Ester isn’t developed till aboard (7)
10    Most isolated fruit among them all? (9)
15    One port — perfect (5)
16    Tree expert (11)
17    The French place with lodgers in ranks (11)
21    Spanish chief starts before this (3)
25    The future, say, is fraught (5)
26    German team sprite (3)
28    It keeps locks in place in the rain storm (7)
30    Tyro having coach mid-week (7)
33    Finches from Ireland once aboard (6)
36    US helping fraternity to regulate system (5)
 
A first prize of £30 for the first correct solution opened on 12 August. There are two runners-up prizes of £20 (or, for UK solvers, the latest edition of The Chambers Dictionary — ring the word ‘Dictionary’). Entries to: Crossword 2123, The Spectator, 22 Old Queen Street, London SW1H 9HP. Please allow six weeks for prize delivery.

 

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