Crossword

2246: Where’s Maggie?

6 February 2016

9:00 AM

6 February 2016

9:00 AM

Unclued lights (including one of two words and three pairs, 37 doing double duty) are characters in a play. A representation (fourteen letters) of its title appears in the completed grid and must be shaded.
 

Across

 
12    Short of money Rameau composed airs (5)
13    Understanding uni, long historic, admitting pupil teacher (6)
14    Conically roofed edifice on Australian street beside pub (9, two words)
17    Let rip! (4)
18    One of the poorest nabs a base prisoner (7)
19    Ancient city square ⅝ of vehicles avoided (7)
21    Old chandler has bit of a kip in maple tree (6)
23    Tango with aged pair from Perth (4)
24    State of Juno’s priestess pierced by heavy knife (5)
27    Medicine box belonging to gypsy man (not madam) (4)
30    Defer to Buckeye State governor (4)
31    Suppose blue holds record? (5)
33    Former surrealist renounces November (4)
34    Speak highly of puff with jam (6)
39    Lord of sound, one famous in 8 (7)
40    Black horse no good in city (7)
42    Dark liquid, popular neat, Scotsman swallowed (9, two words)
43    Foolish person’s life (6)
44    Deck party bores active sailors (5)
46    Grace Darling’s evergreen (5)
 

Down

 
1    Creative energy nine ignore in great prosthetist’s work (14)
2    Dramatist’s stomach problem Annie eased (8)
3    Dude switched reed for labiate plant (6)
4    Tom and Dick, rowdy dandy escorted (9)
6    Neronian VIP dies nastily outside Congo’s capital (8)
8    Drama over by afternoon (5)
9    Furniture not quite PC? (5)
11    Pair of armies in struggle had disagreed (6)
15    Grass contains piggies (6)
16    Plant from Kew, admirer pulled up for wife (5)
22    No protein aggravated eye problem (9)
25    Breeding ground producing fresh oysters? (6)
26    Rocking party animal missing air involving drums (8)
28    Unreserved judgment’s freedom from bias (8, two words)
29    Rug acquired by an Indo-European (5)
32    Silver miner ultimately goes in with lamp (6)
35    Lass two princesses meet (6)
36    Moulding in Kosovo loggia (5)
38    Sound of motor racing is music (5)
 
A first prize of £30 for the first correct solution opened on 22 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 2246, The Spectator, 22 Old Queen Street, London SW1H 9HP. Please allow six weeks for prize delivery.

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