Crossword

2416: Silence

13 July 2019

9:00 AM

13 July 2019

9:00 AM

The unclued lights share a common feature at least once, different in each case.
 

Across

7    Liechtenstein test about roses and orchids, say (6)
13    Dot’s second kiss (5)
14    Paragons left out for plans (5)
15    Shave with iodine in Eastern part of China (7)
17    Right to hold gun overturned? Confirmation’s needed (7)
18    Five hundred flourishing trees. Not here, surely? (6)
19    Publication, one for long-distance travellers (4)
25    Spandex — beautifully crafted clothes (5)
28    One sharing digs making call before tea (9, hyphened)
30    Realise when touring, English not required here (6)
33    Furniture store, one with NZ parrot (4)
36    German lad who’s watching his weight (6)
40    Toxophily craftsmen who’ve not flourished as these craftsmen! (7)
41    House is tall, entirely lacking lift (5)
42    Subordinate to shout loudly, if half-heartedly (5)
43    Better order meal before I make a speech (10)
44    Spear seabird, heard on the radio (6)
45    Ship’s officer gets cleaner to cover bow of ship (6)
 

Down

1    Detail of tailor’s work means I look fantastic! (6)
2    The right one’s stopped to get up late (5, hyphened)
3    Bill, very reticent person, one stifled in praise (7)
4    Duke’s overcoat left out for cleaner (6)
5    Land in W23 (5)
6    Drink from trophy after Cambridge college lost at last (9, two words)
7    Hand-outs about rifles (6)
8    Quiet street cleaner (7)
9    Archie didn’t regularly reveal banker in Germany (5)
12    Investigating officer showing sympathy on the continent. Not half! (10)
16    Soft seat? (10, two words)
20    Battered tome may come down from Shakespeare’s time (4)
21    Using force, break lovely tin (9)
23    Carl Zeiss regularly drinks (4)
27    Crew made out cutter (7, hyphened)
29    Fail to catch? Her aim’s haywire (7)
30    Measures where Nantwich and Crewe are situated (6)
31    Merlin banjaxed portrait-painter (6)
32    Carried up once is just too much (6, two words)
37    Turn up, dear, one day when it’s warm (5)
38    Bombards with or without the French (5)
 
A first prize of £30 for the first correct solution opened on 29 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 2416, The Spectator, 22 Old Queen Street, London SW1H 9HP. Please allow six weeks for prize delivery.

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