Crossword

2326: ‘Suits you, sir!’

9 September 2017

9:00 AM

9 September 2017

9:00 AM

The unclued lights are of a kind. Elsewhere, ignore one apostrophe.
 

Across

2    Means to call poor chaperone about decline in wind backing (13, two words)
11    Department providing gold and beryllium (4)
14    Favouring women in front (4)
15    Standstill at Aussie thicket (10, hyphened)
18    Interprets text, having no time for steps (5)
19    Feel great about electrical ropeway system (9)
22    Total invested in French company’s returns appearing in old books (6)
24    Winds on peaks (6)
26    Encouraging right away, rowing (6)
29    Nomad to strive and exist indoors (6)
33    Reason to stamp out cattle illness (9)
34    Heart of the justification for isle (5)
37    Queer fish gathering by dam on river (6)
38    Sensible failure earning six points! (10, hyphened)
39    Upper-class folk getting points (4)
41    Zoological suffix on card (small one) (4, hyphened)
42    Sadly, pay interest about an edentate (13, two words)
 

Down

1    Audio format in decline? Finally replace material in it (13, two words)
3    Contender with award upset us exhibiting disease (10, two words)
4    Lothario succeeded splitting couple? (8, two words)
5    Fruitfulness of sexual maturity, when topless (6)
6    Usurers as hermits, reportedly (7)
7    Upsetting concept on the French magistrates (7)
8    Cut, we hear, in twos? (6)
9    Rank-smelling, having no cover? (4)
10    Tender female holding son up (4)
13    Pelted N, E and W, oddly, in full (13, three words)
17    Porgy stew (6)
20    Deliveries by plane or new Sierra following (10, two words)
21    Having three rays, one in the area (6)
25    Secretary, poor girl, at Californian city (8)
27    Assent to open marriage organised without prima (7, two words)
30    Wicket-keeper Marsh out yonder (6)
31    Spenser’s track of blood, dark blue around university (6)
35    Confined place upsetting tailless doggie (4)
36    Cross letters in satin ribbing (4)
 
A first prize of £30 for the first correct solution opened on 25 September. 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 2326, The Spectator, 22 Old Queen Street, London SW1H 9HP. Please allow six weeks for prize delivery.

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