Crossword

2301: Age of extremes

18 March 2017

9:00 AM

18 March 2017

9:00 AM

Eight unclued lights are of a kind; the remaining two complete four words from a quote, which is appropriately positioned and must be highlighted.
 

Across

12    Old noble returning 50 eggs (4)
13    See adult in Moroni, perhaps, as this? (8)
14    Confusion restrained in mediocre way to play (9)
15    Latin on air for listener? (5)
17    Material in small type (4)
20    Hen’s firm feature (6)
21    11 Genet novel, on reading Kindle again (8, hyphened)
22    A man in active duty expressed satisfaction (5)
26    Holy church holds ball, spinning music (7)
27    Foster daughter follows fairy (4)
29    God’s aching back (4)
31    Issue from Spain has fellow worried (7)
32    Castaway’s little wrapping paper (5)
33    Exclude from French pub (5)
35    Cut ruins ice that’s sculpted (8)
36    Meat recipe’s eaten in a rush (6)
38    Other English university (4)
41    Vase with diamonds, a tiny amount (5)
42    Rioting ruined tie — it’s not clever (9)
43    Lists new inflammation besetting America (8)
44    Gullies, then, for one retreating (4)
45    Measurer had audience with monarch (5)
46    Notes on bathroom sponges (6)
 

Down

1    Fixed asset etc in legal action (8, two words)
3    Boy admitting a husband is fine (6)
4    European soldier’s protection (4)
5    Secure money raised by special parts in factories (9)
6    Some slalom skiing in Russian city (4)
8    Heraldic form, one out of shape (7)
9    Model boat by Malta (4)
10    Ulcer tablet old lady initially mashed in tea plants (9)
11    Armour group’s put on entirely (6)
16    Heavy drinker drinks first, having faith (8)
19    Firs sent wild in breezes (8)
23    A peaceful lady skirts trap for motor (9, two words)
24    Climb open country, following part of plant (9, two words)
37    Low temperature in old court (4)
38    Welsh girl to stop hugging compiler (4)
39    Nothing to regret, withdrawing currency (4)
40    Way round a portico (4)
 
A first prize of £30 for the first correct solution opened on 3 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 2301, The Spectator, 22 Old Queen Street, London SW1H 9HP. Please allow six weeks for prize delivery.

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