Crossword

2211: Toddler hero

16 May 2015

9:00 AM

16 May 2015

9:00 AM

Clockwise round the grid from 37 runs a quotation plus its source (3,3,5,8,8,5,2,3,6,2,3,4) suggesting the outcome of 2. Remaining unclued lights, combined and subjected to 2, identify the author (three words). Elsewhere, ignore an accent.
 

Across

8    Garden cheers New World mammals (8)
10    Green and half-green bacteria (5, two words)
12    Lag Ivy Leaguer had rebuffed (5)
13    Flyer’s navigation manual (page missing) (7)
14    Plucky giant cycling (4)
15    Painter of meadow weeping (7)
17    Outdated trials in anterooms lacking force (5)
19    Detective meets senior prisoner (8)
25    Secretary goes round with bearlike creature (5)
26    I am feeding docked bullocks in compound (5)
27    Day nursemaid saves for opera (4)
29    Earl and lesser lord gas (6)
30    Corporal dined about one for ease (8)
35    Splendour of swallow crossing Sri Lanka (5)
37    Indian island in weather nearly turning (7)
39    Scots fruit and grand flowers Thailand imported (7)
40    Knockout female is a priestly person (5)
41    Standard Australian lass (5)
42    Neat and mature government (8)
 

Down

1    Timon once set flowers in pots (7)
3    Jabberwock meat (6)
4    Number the monarch rings (5)
5    Worried equine rushed around (8)
6    The aged brood over mythical creatures (5)
7    Ten translating dialect (5)
11    Inconsistent dictator crony murdered (13)
16    Poor fool suffers change of heart (5)
18    Bread — some sliced it (4)
21    Run outside (5)
23    Foul profanities son emitted in drink (8)
24    Leather bag with central flaps (4)
28    Festivity got the better of noblest knight (7)
31    Short girl hugs a certain chap (6)
32    Vexed male visiting Glasgow’s put out (5)
33    Law scholar and pig perhaps talk nonsense (5)
34    No rector renovates identikits (5, hyphened)
36    Parts of desert Berber trade union avoids (4)
 
A first prize of £30 for the first correct solution opened on 1 June. There are two runners-up prizes of £20. (UK solvers can choose to receive the latest edition of the Chambers Dictionary instead of cash— ring the word ‘Dictionary’.) Entries to: Crossword 2211, The Spectator, 22 Old Queen Street, London SW1H 9HP. Please allow six weeks for prize delivery.

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  • Michael Ferguson

    Solved the puzzle but find the title puzzling still. Any ideas?

    • Old Gerry

      ’tis a 2 of the converse of the first three words of the quotation.

  • Michael Ferguson

    Thanks. But the converse? Now you’ve puzzled me again.

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