Crossword

2315: Trunk call

24 June 2017

9:00 AM

24 June 2017

9:00 AM

Seven unclued entries are all examples of the other. Elsewhere, ignore an accent.
 

Across

11    Ginger wine and rose (9, hyphened)
12    A long, aspirational character (5)
14    Feel for plunder, departing from honesty (4)
15    Remain undecided, lacking hint from photo finish (3)
18    Inoffensive, but for second, rude (7)
19    Less clear operator, having a doubt, cut off (7)
22    Former mother heard complaint (6)
23    Vessels are able to leak, they say (6)
24    Admiral inclined to put daughter first (5)
27    One receiving praise, gutted to accept assent (5)
29    Deletes verses about America lacking in volume (6)
31    One cloudy and almost severe cold spell (6, two words)
34    When Romans held their market, one in order to provide food (7)
35    No Maori is playing Cupid (7)
38    Wanting advance, don’t leave home for Napoleon? (3)
39    Sign showing old people (4)
41    One of Toad’s enemies succeeded with precision (5)
42    One getting office endlessly happy for ninth week (9)
 

Down

2    Dope that is being produced by rubber? (5)
5    Infant was guzzling after gas (7)
6    Doing well following a phone call (6)
7    Black king, with white king out of range (6)
8    Managed to fire rifle (7)
9    Nicosia? It’s in Cyprus (4)
10    Teaching schools by half stopping experts (9)
15    Duet played electronic composition (5)
20    Reckon state’s disarming around its biggest 9 (9)
21    Dance is hard work (3)
25    Race to produce more eggs? (5)
26    Put away parts of repast that aren’t odd (3)
28    Restless trouble-maker stopped short (7)
30    Row over girl pruning Japanese plant (7)
32    Moon concealing alien’s face (6)
33    Tinder user initially pursues a date in an instant (6)
36    In plane, verify when pigs will fly (5)
37    A mostly exotic resin supplier (4)
 
A first prize of £30 for the first correct solution opened on 10 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 2315, The Spectator, 22 Old Queen Street, London SW1H 9HP. Please allow six weeks for prize delivery.

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