Crossword

2392: Beknighted

26 January 2019

9:00 AM

26 January 2019

9:00 AM

The unclued lights, two of two words and the remainder when paired, are of a kind.
 

Across

1    No fellow for mixing! (8, two words)
8    Over the channel I have left the Bastille, say (4)
12    Garbage has been the empties (5)
14    Seals cases (7)
16    Care costing less than a shilling (4)
17    Overheard boy get down to pray (5)
18    Is leaving Rhodesia, troubled. How sad (6, two words)
22    As a literary quintet getting on thus? (8)
24    Joined the union later! (6)
25    What happens at noon improves (6)
27    Manage to go over most of country house of historical importance (7)
29    Female gatekeeper left lock overlapped (8)
33    Blank strip having three European articles (6)
34    Some Tories sigh about immigrant (5)
35    Clink of glasses at Oxford lecture, starters (4)
37    Medicine brought you and me together, we hear (7)
40    Croquet player’s cosmetic treatment in IoM town (4)
41    One’s name badly undone by this? (8)
 

Down

2    One leading Anna — Frozen’s leading characters (4)
3    Book of Lawrence’s — The Rainbow (6)
4    Five fleeing criminal take-over finding royal hiding place (7, two words)
5    Exposers do so very quickly (10, three words)
6    A US politician entering top educational surroundings (7)
7    Conclusive argument of hosiery maker holding chart (11)
8    Loos for Biggles creator (5)
9    Extra blank page with free Latin in translation (9)
13    French noble held by visionaries — corrupt fellows (8)
15    Illness around Tirol, spreading awkwardly (11)
19    Drinks in Cornwall? Possibly a good sign for the staff (10)
20    Twine holds pea plant (8)
21    Could be a stretch living in mud in the east! (9)
26    Flier’s deception about a Shetland viol (7)
30    Crazy French soul, this woman (6)
31    Sturgeon’s trod regularly in city on the Adige (6)
32    Fellow up in police custody (5)
36    Farm-servant’s rear (4)
 
A first prize of £30 for the first correct solution opened on 11 February. 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 2392, The Spectator, 22 Old Queen Street, London SW1H 9HP. Please allow six weeks for prize delivery.

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