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to 2286: B

3 December 2016 9:00 am

The unclued lights are provinces or areas of BELGIUM.  First prize C.R. Haigh, Hassocks, West SussexRunners-up Frank McDonald, Carron, Falkirk;…

2286: B

12 November 2016 9:00 am

The unclued lights are of a kind. Ignore one grave accent.   Across   1    Hails a picador, awfully exciting…

to 2283: be damned

12 November 2016 9:00 am

The unclued lights are PUBLISHING FIRMS. Our apologies for the omission of clue 42 Across. It went missing during the…

2283: Be damned

22 October 2016 9:00 am

The unclued lights (one of two words, one of three and-another of four components) are of a kind. Chambers gives…

to 2280: Acorns

22 October 2016 9:00 am

The unclued lights are famous British OAK trees. First prize Gerry Fairweather, Layer Marney, EssexRunners-up Mrs L. Ashley, Shoreham-by-Sea, West…

2280: Acorns

1 October 2016 9:00 am

The unclued lights are of a kind, verifiable in Brewer. Ignore one apostrophe. Across 1     Top for one dining…

2277: Royalty

1 October 2016 9:00 am

The theme word is KING and the pairs are 4/41, 14/1A, 19/27, 34/16 and 38/24. First prize C.V. Clark, London…

to 2274: round and round

10 September 2016 9:00 am

The unclued lights are stations of the London Underground CIRCLE Line. BAYSWATER is the paired theme-word. Solvers had to highlight…

2277: Royalty

10 September 2016 9:00 am

Having solved the puzzle, solvers are required to highlight a 2×2 square which contains the four letters of the otherwise…

2274: Round and round

20 August 2016 9:00 am

The perimeter squares yield six theme-words in order, though any one of them can come first. The remaining unclued lights…

to 2271: I’m not here or there

20 August 2016 9:00 am

All but one of the unclued lights can be preceded by DOCTOR (or in one case DOC). The title also…

To 2268: In state

30 July 2016 9:00 am

The unclued lights are US STATE CAPITALS. First prize Stewart Jones, Winchester, HantsRunners-up John M. Brown, Rolleston-on-Dove, Staffs; Gareth Davies,…

2268: In state

9 July 2016 9:00 am

The unclued lights (two of two words) are of a kind, verifiable in Brewer among other reference books. Elsewhere, ignore…

To 2265: POURING

9 July 2016 9:00 am

The unclued lights Across are CATS and the unclued lights Down are DOGS.  First prize John Kitchen, Breachwood Green, HertsRunners-up…

2265: Pouring

18 June 2016 9:00 am

The unclued Across lights (two of two words) are of a kind, as are the unclued Down ones, all verifiable…

To 2262: Numbers game

18 June 2016 9:00 am

The unclued Across lights are ANAGRAMS of French numbers (22: trente, 24: soixante, 26: sept, 29: onze, 43: trois) and…

2262: Numbers game

28 May 2016 9:00 am

The unclued Across lights are of one linguistic kind and the unclued Down lights are of another, all of which…

To 2259: Eco

28 May 2016 9:00 am

The unclued lights can be preceded by GREEN which had to be shaded in green, as indicated in the solution…

2259: Eco

7 May 2016 9:00 am

The unclued lights (one of two words) can be preceded by the same word which is hidden in the completed…

To 2256: 11 x 11

7 May 2016 9:00 am

The unclued lights reveal ELEVEN (five English and six Scottish) league football teams (3/38, 4/1D, 10, 14, 18, 18/28, 19,…

2256: 11 x 11

16 April 2016 9:00 am

The unclued lights (three of two words), individually or paired, are of a kind, with 1 Down as a plural.…

To 2253: Your starter for ten

16 April 2016 9:00 am

FIRST, the ‘starter’ solution at 10 Down, can be linked with the other unclued lights, with it also appearing twice…

2253: Your starter for ten

26 March 2016 9:00 am

One ‘unclued’ light, as the title suggests, can be paired (on one occasion twice) with each of the other unclued…

To 2250: Knavish

26 March 2016 9:00 am

The unclued lights can be preceded by JACK.  First prize Margaret Lusk, Preston, LancsRunners-up P.D.H. Riddell, London SE23; Derek Willan,…

2250: Knavish

5 March 2016 9:00 am

The unclued lights (one of two words, and one of three) when preceded by the same word (which has to…