Crossword

2129: Dumpynose

7 September 2013

9:00 AM

7 September 2013

9:00 AM

The unclued lights, individually (each of two words), or paired, are of a specific kind, verifiable in Brewer 17th Edition revised. Ignore a diacritic in the solution at 6 Down.
 

Across

10 Make an impression as a sculptor? (10, three words)
12 Grim death of a harvester (6)
13 Wise men deck out, when allured (8)
17 Like the Arimaspi, seductive, not hard, English at heart (7, hyphened)
18 Tune that’s popular – but not in the plane! (7, hyphened)
20 Pupil worn out after vault (8, two words)
26 Planned in proportion and is clean, oddly (7, two words)
28 It’s on sledge I repaired (7)
29 Farm animal isn’t me, we’re told (3)
31 Lena lied about another girl (8)
34 Singular Kenyan hotel is site of eyrie, maybe (7)
39 Going in, watchman loses head (5)
41 Prophet is with nurse at hospital (6)
43 Our founder who, it’s said, partners 31A as novelist (6)
44 Fruit repelled single fly (8)
 

Down

2 Top fellows eat bit of radicchio – some getting upset (8)
3 Beginner loses his letter for money maker (6)
6 Hear, in France – yes! In France – right! (4)
7 Lebanese farming area around lake, vale and bay (11, two words)
8 One ancient law covers tree (4)
9 Neat beer mixed for catalpa (8, two words)
11 Heard about journo getting stuck (7)
14 Profit from governmental agencies is negligible initially (4)
19 Sprinkler for Ena Harkness, say (4)
21 Leader of eunuchs enters room in harem in ancient theatres (4)
22 Wise men outside capital of Austria (4)
23 Tom fashioned clay teal (8)
24 Boycott holds note for proprietary sticker (7, hyphened)
25 Growth of epidemic is terrifying (4)
30 Sound way to peel fruit (4)
32 What’s charged Scotsman for water (6)
33 Measures where Nantwich is, shortly (6)
35 Assume as true that adhesive note lacks fourth letter (5)
37 Talk of 23 in Calais (4)
38 Lass from heart of Youghal, Eire (4)
 
A first prize of £30 for the first correct solution opened on 23 September. 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 2129, The Spectator, 22 Old Queen Street, London SW1H 9HP. Please allow six weeks for prize delivery.

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