Crossword

2404: 1+2 = 3+4

20 April 2019

9:00 AM

20 April 2019

9:00 AM

The unclued lights (one of two words) share a feature, different in each case, and one is a past participle. One of the clued solutions shares this feature but is not as long and should be highlighted. One other solution is an acronym.
 

Across

5    Army doctor’s business supported by wife’s capital (6)
10    New move in Bern towards the end of the year (10, two words)
12    Aristocratic address in heart of family plot and garden (6)
16    More than one existence demented enthusiast shuts out (5)
17    Duck rejected nests beside trees (7)
18    ‘Endurance’ wrecked mainmast, all but one metre (7)
20    Pursuing girl, I must leave pleasant London house (8)
25    Range in gangway regularly (3)
26    Cambridge University’s firm about French department (7)
28    Harbingers of the knights of old? (7)
29    Feel unwell, you say? It’s the drink! (3)
34    Vessel Civil Engineer stole, breaking it (7)
36    Attempt to overthrow leading Tsarist leads to debate (7)
39    Bishop, for example, with quarters in ecclesiastical residence (5)
41    Island ways reported (6)
42    Climbing like one going somewhere (10, four words)
43    The son may get confused, but is truthful (6)
 

Down

1    Depression that shows in one’s face (6)
3    I like, regularly, to embrace God (6)
4    Comes close, partially within earshot (5)
6    Apparently veto-free Scottish resort (4)
7    Minicar lies smashed — make illegal? (11)
8    River to flow gently, as one might say (4)
11    Leaves helpless on the beaches (7)
14    Head spread! (4)
15    One of 17 in France he turned over with me (4)
16    Describe in more detail and rue plan gone wrong (11, two words)
19    The area in which Alastair Cook really excels, for starters (4)
21    Home of Neil Armstrong’s service ambition initially (4)
22    Cautious, taking tail off fish (4)
23    Number Six and boy taken in by nosey parker (8)+
24    Puny folk, Royal Marines, separately boarding vessels (7)
25    Chorister in Walton’s embrace (4)
30    Instrument that’s not broken evenly (4)
31    Took a single queen (4)
32    A mountain, a river and a desert (6)
33    Oxbridge working in harmony (6)
35    Canon, Ely’s first, camping? (5)
37    Chronic fatigue — doctor issues note (4)
38    Cunning tricks may be fine (4)
 
A first prize of £30 for the first correct solution opened on 6 May. There are two runners-up prizes of £20. (UK solvers can choose to receive a Chambers dictionary instead of cash — ring the word ‘dictionary’.) Entries to: Crossword 2404, The Spectator, 22 Old Queen Street, London SW1H 9HP. Allow six weeks for delivery.

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