Crossword

2218: Fab!

4 July 2015

9:00 AM

4 July 2015

9:00 AM

The unclued lights (two of three words and two of two words) can be preceded by the same word and all are defined in Brewer’s Dictionary of Phrase and Fable.
 

Across

10    Terrorist regularly misses the mark (4)
12    Canons once disturbed harmony (10)
14    Distinctive doctrine of Paris Match (3)
15    Asks Neil about material for sporrans (8)
17    Got the ball rolling and built hurriedly (5, two words)
18    Company’s unorthodox belief almost is consistent (7)
22    Popular type backing lead-ins (6)
24    Embroidery knot, type cut with touches of orange and tangerine (5)
26    He’s in the dock (9)
27    Ironsides mixed balsam extracts (9)
29    Attack centre of Durham mining town (5)
34    Small county employees (6)
36    They hold cheques for servants (7)
38    Bones from ungulates cooked with guts removed (5)
40    Superlatively thematic press statement that’s false (3)
41   Turned up again when crop gets cut out East (10)
42    Extracts from heart of Arden, say (4)
43    Down with this! (12)
 

Down

2    Investiture on — and mitre wielded (10)
3    Charnel-house that is very large and sickly — no good (7)
4    Good-for-nothing to waste money (5)
5    Unyielding Plasticine — not soft — bad! (9)
6    Marks? Yes and no! (6)
8    Spots carriage in East End, reportedly (4)
9    10.40 — threw out dog (12, two words)
11    Dished out 22 guineas for carnival game (8, two words)
16    Marginal reading upset brings trouble (3)
19    Crucial moments in sword fighting (6)
20    Bit of salmon, fruit and asparagus? (6)
21    Shows connection between two notes in parliament (10)
28    Tiresome fellow — one aboard a passenger seat (7)
30    Stone without ash, say, in passage (6)
32    Chance turning up at Maori fort (3)
33    Pinch old griffin in small ditch (5)
35    Parting gift to HM in anteroom (5)
37    Females exercise according to the audience (4)
 
A first prize of £30 for the first correct solution opened on 20 July. 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 2218, The Spectator, 22 Old Queen Street, London SW1H 9HP. Please allow six weeks for prize delivery.

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