Crossword

2252: Writer deploys me

19 March 2016

9:00 AM

19 March 2016

9:00 AM

11/22, 36/1D, 48/2, 9/30 and 17/46 combine to form anagrams of the titles of five works (four of two words, one of three) by a writer whose name will appear diagonally in the grid and must be shaded.
 

Across

 
1    Moll producing sauce or gravy (5)
6    Jolly sister shampooing (7)
12    Small box of rolled gold (4)
14    Mythical beast in the old tree (4)
15    Wild time in Sunshine State (5)
18    One yearning aloud for past master (4)
19    College cat quivering like a jellyfish? (7)
20    Blushing for clumsy journalist (7)
21    Aristo not on tribunal (3)
23    Fat Greek leading the life of Riley (6)
25    Ancient award aged rector received (4)
26    Girl in grand boat leaving France (5)
29    Lieutenant twirling pistol? (4)
32    Nauseous queen declined a walk in the park (4)
33    Around November meat is buyable (5)
35    Outer garment for short lass (4)
39    Sore as hell (3)
41    Parasite’s English piano Zulu played (7)
42    Tweak court shoe not so refined (7)
43    Mug cycling is enthralled (4)
44    Doughboy shares free ramrod (5)
45    Song that’s in Low Dutch (4)
47    Love between a German and Irishman (4)
49    Poet’s stop in paradise inspired right away (7)
50    Giant married in excited eagerness (5)
 

Down

 
3    Winding lane poor horses go up (6)
4    Rather quick chevaliers are out jogging (9)
5    Rumour about Latin class (5)
6    Hidden danger of gin and sin (8)
7    One does see mental pictures (5)
8    What shopper does is steal (5)
10    Occupant the French visit (6)
13    Carpeting in tower (6)
16    Wheel some buggy rated (6)
24    Hard heart raises sensitive subject (9, two words)
27    Bard’s remark about active child (6)
28    Spilt close to bay, oil with help is readily dispersed (8)
31    Measure Iberian for waistcoat (6)
34    Bill keeps temper down (6)
37    Showy plant in a meadow below Valentine State (6)
38    Patriarch’s main apartments (5)
40    Athletic floozy upset US city (5)
41    Greedy bore always accepts silver (5)
42    Ungulates pulled up grass (4)
 
A first prize of £30 for the first correct solution opened on 4 April. 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 2252, The Spectator, 22 Old Queen Street, London SW1H 9HP. Please allow six weeks for prize delivery.

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