Crossword

2236: Alphabetical jigsaw

7 November 2015

9:00 AM

7 November 2015

9:00 AM

This week’s puzzle breaks away from the traditional thematic puzzle. Instead, here is an alphabetical jigsaw for solvers to tackle. Clues are presented in strict alphabetical order of their solutions which begin with the letters indicated from A through to Z. Solvers have to assign each solution to its correct place in the grid.
 
A He discriminates about spirit (6)
A Embryonic formation developed Naomi (5)
B Telephoned by a criminal — that’s unacceptable (13, three words)
C Professional in Eire after trouble with work unit (10, two words)
C One Q stamp (4)
C Two left in front of stagecoach (6)
D Satisfaction from starting Doc’s enigmatic clue (7)
E Give support to Cockney’s losing nag? (7)
E Involved case before election return — something fishy here (8)
F Laminate losing small area of acid (6)
G Plant’s fiftieth anniversary stamp (10, two words)
G Social interaction waving my scouring pad (13, two words)
H Leading lady taking two drugs (7)
I Looe guide confused doctrinaire supporter (9)
I Welsh engine returns from the provinces (4)
J Spirit flavoured with spirit, reportedly (6)
K Disputed state and Greek island with round hollow volcano (6)
K Mischievous goblin changes top in citadel (7)
L Long-delayed coffee without one double (4)
M Gave wrong name to bird — gave wrong info outside (9)
N Wrote music to what a Mod was (7)
O Hooded asp regularly at stake (4)
O No dance rearranged on omnibus, finally (13, four words)
P Fairy left in danger (5)
P Books pop singer first, being peevish (8)
P East European eats popular Indian food (6)
Q Wedges of old apples, cored (6)
R Working-class American, embarrassed by cheek (7)
R Lived — if quiet first, took the chair (7)
R Sounds like an architect’s hock (7)
R Spoke and summoned (4)
S Son of Jacob distributed monies (6)
S Remain longer with prop attached (6, two words)
S Nudes dancing round starting to dress — that’s unexpected! (6)
S Dish up crucial mix of oil of vitriol (13, two words)
T Weight of tuft hanging outside (4)
T In short, this association is you in France! (10, two words)
U Modus operandi without promos varied without any help (7)
U Doesn’t greatly estimate foreign articles’ costs (10)
V Over an’ out in Italian city (6)
W Artist coming in, accompanying ghost (6)
X Revealer of unknown fish? (1-3)
Y Longed for small change by December 31st? (7)
Z Girl in a daze, naturally (4)
 
A first prize of £30 for the first correct solution opened on 23 November. 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 2236, The Spectator, 22 Old Queen Street, London SW1H 9HP.

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