Crossword

2322: In memoriam

12 August 2017

9:00 AM

12 August 2017

9:00 AM

A pair of unclued lights (three words in total) give an event. Remaining unclued lights, including a pair (three words in total), each bring to mind the same relevant word in one of three different ways.
 

Across

1    Collectors trim and polish bits in disrepair (14)
9    Ape with recurrent depression in trap (7)
12    Dutch and Goan mice sick of interbreeding (9)
14    Souvenir of Long Island found in playing field (5)
16    Loos prince put up (6)
18    Most acerbic polemicist mad cop released (7)
20    Arab in row involving maiden (4)
22    Deed in English and small caps finalized by dandy (7)
23    Lass rejecting my delicious food (4)
24    Cleric clutches a chemical container (7)
30    Solitary herald cycling (4)
31    Parade beside compound in RAF station? (7)
34    Japanese creepers thrive in America (4)
35    Awful apathy stifles one philosophess (7)
37    Real Lactuca one canine leaves shredded (6)
40    South Island admits overlooking short young gents (9)
41    A load of tea and a load of milk child spilt? (6)
42    Liverpool suburb is not always in recession (7)
 

Down

2    Kind master providing IT device (5)
4    Plants huge cases contained (4)
5    Passé type swindles DA and pageboy (7)
6    Trumpet uselessly in ghastly style (7)
7    Make awesome dish in love with myself! (9)
8    Lunatic teasing gypsy (7)
10    Scuttlebutt close to block in Banff (5, hyphened)
13    Third of track collapsed in island transport system (8)
15    Element in heater (5)
17    Ticks and mites richest area poisoned (11)
21    Stinking stuff covers Clackmannanshire town raising an outcry (9)
26    Principality with occasional Scots (7)
27    Collage to stick in a higher place (7, hyphened)
28    Decrees of king Scandinavians listened to (7)
32    Poem about present appeared dated (6)
33    Climber (French) in trouble climbing (5)
36    Soft Ghanaian Regius Professor (5)
38    Brainiac’s bumps? (4)
 
A first prize of £30 for the first correct solution opened on 28 August. 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 2322, The Spectator, 22 Old Queen Street, London SW1H 9HP. Please allow six weeks for prize delivery.

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