Crossword

2441: To and fro

24 January 2020

10:00 PM

24 January 2020

10:00 PM

28 2, born in 36, is best known for 10 41 (four words). He also produced a 19, 11 (two words; ignore the apostrophe), remembering his 1D and his 43 30 25A.
 

Across

1    Suite has horrible gaps (8)
5    Covering article in material for publication (6)
12    One held on sofa perhaps right to express feelings (6)
13    Venetian horseman returning to one moves rapidly (8)
16    Dry up round mark, a greasy one (5)
17    Gripped section of cameo (7, two words)
18    Horrify, having closed contract (7)
20    Lawsuits’ powerful ammunition (8, hyphened)
26    Thrown here unprepared, go off it angrily (7, two words)
29    Point a mile back (3)
31    Tediously argue to support the left (8)
34    Remarkably slim, so I display abnormal appetite (7)
39    Serious wound: admitted to hospital? (5)
40    Good to have weapon around; it’s not a broken bottle! (8, two words)
42    Unusually dressed, retain vest, pants (10, two words)
44    Killer’s audacity to chatter (8, two words)
 

Down

3    Try to board ship, a cutter (6)
4    For lifting heart, use a little sacred text (5)
6    Architect of a block (4)
7    This house a brothel where foul reptile is loose (11, three words)
8    Experimental programme cutting one storyline (4)
9    Insurance scheme I creamed off (8)
14    Parcelled up, say, to be transported (4)
15    Pulse beginning to drop, not entirely healthy (4)
16    Aim knife in colleague’s direction at back of choir in hymn (11, two words)
21    Prophet abandons a pipe (4)
22    Orkney estate overdrawn almost entirely (4)
23    Sex hormone sprayed on garden (8)}
24    Harass French policeman in behind (7)
25    Not all ostracise the Cyclops’ victim (4)
27    Completely exhausted, lacking resistance? This may trouble men (8)
31    Great area for Roman chariot (4)
32    Soap character, one taking a bow (6)
33    Crazy to ignore British fruit (6)
35    Woman in America opening tin (5)
37    In range, person trying to speak (4)
38    Singer in key? Only to start with (4)
 
A first prize of £30 for the first correct solution opened on 10 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 2441, The Spectator, 22 Old Queen Street, London SW1H 9HP. Please allow six weeks for prize delivery./>

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