Crossword

2522: A trifle

4 September 2021

9:00 AM

4 September 2021

9:00 AM

The unclued lights (one hyphened) have nothing in common.

 

Across

4Author Henry’s daughter perhaps (not a son) making a bad slip (11)

11Hard ball scores for Scots, English not coming back (9)

12Guess sport returns after a month (5)

13Frail oracle failing doesn’t bother me (11, four words)

18Abstracts of one book colleague’s returned (7)

19One issues glove, always as a protection (7)

22In holy mountain, saint left me (6, two words)

23Firmly maintain this month has claimed lives (6)

24Surfeits of clubs and spades (5)

27Time-traveller lost in undergrowth — not urgent (5, two words)

29Cantonese boat people one featured in Japanese verse (6)

34Charm woman, endlessly keen (7)


35Marked a free German surrender (7)

38Shortly stagger in animal enclosure (3)

40Medicinal tree product may make Arab perkier (11, two words)

41Now regret hearing state of Micronesia (5)

43Going round in circles, I’m to make an economic analysis (11)

 

Down

1Irritable, peeling easily? (11, hyphened)

2Wait to receive a barbecued dish (5)

5Lines on map, I cry, are short and square (7)

6Flashy way to dress? (6)

7On board ship, avoiding new outcrop (6)

8Non-clerical position I found in one US conurbation and another (7)

10Carer is unarmed in crisis (9)

16City worker with less money to take on equipment (11)

17New dean, say, at first not bound to be tolerant (11, three words)

20Thaw is unpleasant: province not involved (9)

21Conical pin in top half of violin (3)

25Philosopher runs out of cupboard (5)

26River channel sandy, without a delta (3)

28At first red hot hatred that’s elemental (7)

30Weapon, nothing hard to take from wealthy Breton (7)

32Imagined mark rated incorrectly (6)

33Aquatic mammal chap found close to island (6)

36A hood inadequate for despatch-boat (5)

 

A first prize of £30 for the first correct solution opened on 20 September. There are two runners-up prizes of £20. Please scan or photograph entries and email them (including the crossword number in the subject field) to crosswords@spectator.co.uk – the dictionary prize is not available. We will accept postal entries again at some point.

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