2365: Beds

30 June 2018

9:00 AM

30 June 2018

9:00 AM

One of the clued lights below reveals the theme which Brewer confirms. One of the unclued lights is not paired as the others are. Two successively numbered unclued lights form one of the theme words.


1    Become angry when deportees sadly lose pot (6, two words)
7    Veto in favour of offer (6)
13    Leading industrialist appears in nude, wandering in Italian city (5)
15    Posts set in position beside ploughs (9)
16    German novelist is skilled in situ, regularly (6)
20    Judge arrives, eating snack (7)
21    A-type Lotus just first at the top (6)
22    9, most of 10 and top of 11 in disorder (6)
24    Girl takes little boy back in— that’s saucy! (8)
26    Perform some chorus in Gerontius? (4)
27    An indefinitely large number of alcaics — not odd! (3)
35    She of the White Hands is playing lute (6)
39    Mormon back in Tibet, in a dream (6)
42    Revoked, when intoxicated in prison room. Quite the opposite (9)
43    The right one stopped to get up late (5, two words)
44    What workers do in their bloomers? (9)
45    Sword-shaped tokens only half etched away (6)
46    Pleasant spot for the botanist (6)


3    Sharpen Eastenders’ privet boundary (4)
4    See Welsh girl — that’s delightful! (7)
5    Highly regarded European princely dynasty Levant  supports (8)
6    NZ health drink (6, hyphened)
9    Jail term for quack, say (8)
11    Removed from the candidacy is choice indeed (10)
14   It’s scandalous that Bill and Louise are confused dropping first of interviews (9)
17    Charge sheet, when artist is caught up in quarrel (6)
18    About 20 in 34 in vain get out (9)
19    Fraction of round house cleric rebuilt (10)
23    Mean not to enter river (6)
25    Treatments spoken of for estates (8)
26    They may support part-timer in less hassled surroundings (8)
30    Split found here in tatty raincoat (not new) (7)
31    Sort of film in top-class gallery (7)
40    Piece of modern technology mentioned in TripAdvisor (4)
A first prize of £30 for the first correct solution opened on 16 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 2365, The Spectator, 22 Old Queen Street, London SW1H 9HP. Please allow six weeks for prize delivery.

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