Crossword

2331: Anagrams

14 October 2017

9:00 AM

14 October 2017

9:00 AM

Unclued lights suggest nine different words, each made up of the same five letters. These letters will appear in the completed grid in an alphabetically ordered sequence which must be shaded. Elsewhere, ignore an accent.

Across

6  Young sailor turned cricketer (6, hyphened)
12  In the normal way all sections united in study (10, three words)
13  Wrongfully seize moneylender soft King Edward spared (5)
14  Connected to god, visionary peeled bananas (7)
15  College in California returned call concerning religious instruction (10)
16  Type of bathroom to fit in exactly (7, two words)
22  Plunder from woman’s junk? (7)
25  Messages in the box backed Congress (7)
27  Native Americans mingle with bloodhounds (7)
31  P for priest (4)
32  Chefs sprinkle this poi with real nuts (7, two words)
35  Understudy’s part long ago (4)
38  Rising and climbing (7)
40  Partiality of one and only point (10)
41  Luxembourg banished one glorifying air refresher (7)
42  Rogue with no time for sin (5)
44  Quakeress missing as drilling ridges (6)
45  Barometers tyrant committed to helpers (8)

Down


2  Item eaten with bread and laudanum child ingested (8)
3  Trim uniform (skirt required) (5)
4  Revolting old hat modernized (7)
5  Extremely tidy residence pig disrupts (7)
7  Force of habit inhibiting unionist (6)
8  Old weapon left in sink (5)
10  Flying racers keeping up in Batmobile? (8)
11  Different crisps but inferior type (9)
17  Some other article (3)
18  Gloomy Rex hugged by kind person (5)
19  Airs filled with passion produced by songbirds (9)
21  Chief in boring jumper (5)
26  Swimming goon dips like an aquatic (8)
28  Human body lacking a bone (3)
29  Amerind with name of Stoic tragedian (7)
33  Provide kit for English team (6)
34  Buries money (it’s taken from coiners) (6)
37  Hills bearing new buds (5)
39  Very large mega-bird soaring up avenue (5)

A first prize of £30 for the first correct solution opened on 30 October. 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 2331, The Spectator, 22 Old Queen Street, London SW1H 9HP. Please allow six weeks for prize delivery.

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