Crossword

2314: 4÷4=8

15 June 2017

1:00 PM

15 June 2017

1:00 PM

The unclued four-letter words can be paired in a particular way to form the remaining unclued lights, one of two words. Elsewhere, ignore two accents.
 

Across

1    Border force on bank guarding river (8)
5    View of a hill removed from a magazine (6)
10    Take steps against token performance (10)
12    As a physician, I must conceal ill feeling (6)
16    Composer having business with French joiner (5)
17    French abbot from Swiss city with primitive plough (7)
18    Curved pathway for car (7)
25    Scotland’s own Foreign Department (3)
26    One or two, say, splitting place in tomb (7)
28    Emirates’ manager endlessly in charge in his element! (7)
29    Pheasant’s brood back from covey, naturally (3)
31    Subdue little boy having wrecked site (8)
34    Buddy leaves bodybuilders worried and warms up again (7)
36    Drink, after accepting job as missionary? (7)
39    Still moving, sways to the music (5)
40    Send away in advance for camera equipment (4,4)
41    Posh car’s two birds (6)
42    Destroys crate with a side damaged (10)
43    Exercise arranged before afternoon, making money (6)
 

Down

1    Meat in iron container, served thus? (6)
3    Supplement from newspaper ultimately taken by trendy group (6)
4    Amy’s hit injured bather dropping sort of bar (5)
6    George Beach (4)
7    They study the character of eight stools when moved (11)
9    Again, but for the last time presumably (4,4)
11    Greyhounds lasting the race are those in residence, apparently (7)
14    French thought Candide excellent in part (4)
15    Tomtom, perhaps, just for show? (4)
16    What are in the chests? French port and wines, reportedly (11)
23    Art critic and the Spanish rodent (8)
24    Wage-earners vote about race-course (7)
27    Letters record dreadful lies about saint (8)
31    Renault’s model muse (4)
32    Steps going up and round French police series (6)
33    Old rifle was not missing fuel (6)
35    One in bed’s getting up, indifferent to pain (5)
 
A first prize of £30 for the first correct solution opened on 3 July. 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 2314, The Spectator, 22 Old Queen Street, London SW1H 9HP. Please allow six weeks for prize delivery.


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