Crossword

2244: Faithful

23 January 2016

9:00 AM

23 January 2016

9:00 AM

The unclued lights, one of two words, are of a kind, verifiable in Brewer.
 

Across

 
1    After the outskirts of Barnsley, overtake on road round town (6)
7    Series for bikers? (6)
13    Regularly burn options and release (5)
14    Like a Peruvian, having completed filming? (5)
15    Mine worker who boozes habitually (7)
17    Saw lead restraining theme word (7)
19    Composer’s not accepted old coins (4)
22    Frank nominee dined out (6)
24    Turn a blind eye when poor lady’s dropped bicycle part (9, two words)
25    Witness support right away (5)
28    Cruel demeanour stoically destroyed (9)
30    Priority that athletic club has money (6)
33    Cut fish from the east (not hard) (4)
36    Lots of anonymous fools (6)
40    Resort to new boiler suit small brother dropped (7)
41    Moving stair broke (5)
42    Small price you and I rejected for inferior asparagus (5)
43    Frenchman leaving race-meeting troubled relative (10, hyphened)
44    Sunbed user’s old money (6)
 

Down

 
2    Apparently explosive flower has its day (5)
3    Fatty OAP dies in awful circumstances (7)
4    Continually amongst partners, flower! (6)
5    Monster skin reported by artist (5)
6    A barking baldpate fit for adjustment (9)
7    From the echo, rich singers are described (6)
8    Meet small archdeacon in one of the Pyramids (7)
9    Fortified with spirits and made tight? (5)
10    Offend incompetent sailor (6)
16    Vandal in charge — clans, too, on the rampage (10)
21    Trooper watches, with surprised expression (9)
23    Certainly not a theme-word — though just a bit! (4)
27    Straighten out angle iron, on leaving (7)
29    Trophy on tree, cut with knife (7)
30    Literary lion with witch’s heart, on a slope (6)
31    15 squashing soft hat (6)
32    Gent, if drunk, celebrating (6)
34    Half-cut old policeman and comic getting the bird (6)
35    Advance fare (5, two words)
38    French company admits Catholic sorceress (5)
 
A first prize of £30 for the first correct solution opened on 8 February. 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 2244, The Spectator, 22 Old Queen Street, London SW1H 9HP. Please allow six weeks for prize delivery.

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