Crossword

2413: Sign here please

22 June 2019

9:00 AM

22 June 2019

9:00 AM

The unclued lights are of a kind, verifiable in Brewer.
 

Across

11    Oil-well cap adjusted as ornamentation (10, two words)
13    Some entertainer, dynamic, but socially inept (5)
14    Horseman’s additional clause (5)
15    Half-scores I have in short are nerve-racking (7)
18    Wicket that is most unplayable for a batsman? (6)
19    Jack’s heard something in church (4)
22    Len rummaged in the locker with gusto (6)
24    O, Gorblimi — it’s a mess — it’s a tangle (9)
25    Cross beams? (5, hyphened)
26    Cycling clubs arrived in holy city (5)
28    Sirocco winds in the middle of summer — small world! (9)
30    Grievance of pastor with post-Reformation Latin (6)
33    Nuns’ clothing — non-starter for some (4, two words)
39    Cautious when fuel is spilt behind vehicle (7)
40    Former pupil likes editing column (7)
41    Head off nervous tension, supplying lock (5)
42    Diacritical sign reflected in unedited literature (5)
43    Likely place for fortune-tellers in China? (10, two words)
44    New customer parting with pence for salt (6)
45    Fish-meal starter — brought into room (6)
 

Down

2    Pulls faces when soldiers hug sailors (5)
3    Aged chap of note visiting Lord’s ground(7)
5    One river; almost a pair and another rising (5)
6    This, to boot, may lead to conversion (9, two words)
7    Check demand for material (6)
8    Both excluded? Therein may be the answer (7)
9    Given directions, expected to invest (5)
10    Wimbledon champion’s eel (6)
12    Poor Sidney’s lad showing greed and pride, say (10, two words)
16    Middlemen specify new law about kitchen equipment (10)
20    Advance look before article appears (4)
21    Goes mad about collapse in beachwear (9, hyphened)
30    Setter expecting sandwiches (6)
31    Also heard before prison, getting bird (6)
32    Bans untidy beards (6)
34    Cheat makes contract (6, two words)
35    River flood in which soldiers are lost (5)
37    Non-stop raid? (5)
38    Stink about Wimbledon’s No 2 left mark on seed (5)
 
A first prize of £30 for the first correct solution opened on 8 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 2413, The Spectator, 22 Old Queen Street, London SW1H 9HP. Please allow six weeks for prize delivery.

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