Crossword

2382: A pointed remark

27 October 2018

9:00 AM

27 October 2018

9:00 AM

Three unclued lights make up a nine-word quotation. Remaining unclued lights are of a kind.
 

Across

1    Norway blocking the euro perhaps till now (8)
8    Excuse one departing French city (4)
12    Bill the Spanish for Jew’s harp? (5)
14    Break dance, say, to get going again (7)
17    Hospital’s moved organ in the body (5)
18    Hold off from rating and mark (7)
22    Makes leaves from aloes fit in stew (8)
23    Fool’s tucked into smooth vegetable fibre (7)
24    Box’s function to store crown (6)
25    English lover rejected coat (6)
27    Special ship’s aerodynamic device (7)
29    Argument about curiously older etymology (8)
33    List includes depth for fisherman (7)
34    It’s allowed on a lake (5)
38    Fiddles with flowers and French leaves (5)
40    School’s firm about cocaine (4)
41    Off booze and off drugs, use solvents? (8, hyphened)
 

Down

2    Online study to find ideal location (4)
3    Expels Head of Eton with loud jokes (6)
4    Knight goes round and round mounts in Oz (7)
5    Transport’s errant, if changing track (10, two words)
6    Mum likewise gets pounds and shillings in cash (7)
8    Perform the role of American in book (5, two words)
9    Impediment’s come up, so journalist’s encumbered once (9)
15    Mother snaps around large insects (11)
19    Traveller’s drug condition (10, hyphened)
21    Awfully ill, one consumed salt (9)
26    Astronomer’s cupboard containing last of brandy (7)
28    Make pedestrian search without sort of map provided (7)
29    Most of wall joint is broken in huts down under (6)
30    A weak boring teacher left in a spin (6)
31    Fluid in ear’s come up (6)
32    German film director’s gone round Britain (5)
36    Dancer in bal masqué (4)
 
A first prize of £30 for the first correct solution opened on 12 November. 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 2382, The Spectator, 22 Old Queen Street, London SW1H 9HP. Please allow six weeks for prize delivery.

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