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To 2239: ITOIX

2 January 2016 9:00 am

The unclued lights include the words ONE to NINE which had to be entered as figures 1 to 9 in…

2239: ITOIX

28 November 2015 9:00 am

The unclued lights (all of two or three words, some hyphened and all confirmed in Chambers) can be arranged into…

To 2236: Alphabetical jigsaw

28 November 2015 9:00 am

First prize Mrs M. Purdie, Ceres, Cupar, Fife Runners-up Nick Hussey, Overton, Hampshire; K. Parekh, Wayne, Illinois Got something to…

2236: Alphabetical jigsaw

7 November 2015 9:00 am

This week’s puzzle breaks away from the traditional thematic puzzle. Instead, here is an alphabetical jigsaw for solvers to tackle.…

To 2233: Clutching at straws!

7 November 2015 9:00 am

The unclued lights are CHEESES. First prize M. Taylor, Eskbank, Midlothian Runners-up D.G. Page, Orpington, Kent; Katherine Griffin, Winchester, Hants…

To 2230: Lot 46

17 October 2015 9:00 am

The unclued lights are FRENCH DÉPARTEMENTS, with five of them placed in the grid at their correct administrative number: 2,…

2233: Clutching at straws!

17 October 2015 9:00 am

The unclued lights, either individually or as a pair, are of a kind. Ignore one accent.   Across 4 Read…

2230: Lot 46

26 September 2015 9:00 am

The unclued lights, five of which are correctly numbered, are of a kind. Ignore one accent. Chambers does not include…

To 2227: Word building

26 September 2015 9:00 am

The word pyramid runs from CAN at 7A, then 35, 36, 30, 5, 2, 21D, 19 to CONSIDERATE at 1A.…

2227: Word building

5 September 2015 9:00 am

The unclued lights (one of two words and another hyphened) can be arranged to form a word pyramid of 3…

To 2224: All here

5 September 2015 9:00 am

The unclued lights (paired at 14/38. 23/17 and 34/2) are SPECTATOR journalists or contributors. First prize Dr David Jerwood, Keighley,…

2224: All here

15 August 2015 9:00 am

The unclued lights (two of two words), individually or as pairs, are of a kind. Elsewhere, ignore one accent.  …

To 2221: Shielded

15 August 2015 9:00 am

The unclued lights are heraldic terms. First prize Simon Horobin, Kidlington, Oxon Runners-up Mick O’Halloran, Dunsborough, Australia; John Roberts, Cheltenham,…

2221: Shielded

25 July 2015 9:00 am

The unclued lights are of a kind, verifiable in Brewer. Elsewhere, ignore two accents.   Across   1    Transfers…

To 2218: Fab!

25 July 2015 9:00 am

The unclued lights are all preceded by GREAT to form the phrases that can be confirmed in Brewer. (The clue…

2218: Fab!

4 July 2015 9:00 am

The unclued lights (two of three words and two of two words) can be preceded by the same word and…

To 2215: IVOs

4 July 2015 9:00 am

The unclued lights include at least four Os (IV Os), and other clued solutions contain two or three. OROONOKO at…

2215: IVOs

13 June 2015 9:00 am

The unclued lights (one hyphened and another a novel which is listed in Chambers Crossword Dictionary) display a similar feature…

To 2212: : Plus Ça Change

13 June 2015 9:00 am

The unclued Across lights (15, 23/21, 38 and 39) are LITERAL anagrams of the unclued Down lights (3, 19, 32/37,…

Plus ça change

23 May 2015 9:00 am

The unclued Across lights (Individually or as a pair) are defined by the unclued Down lights (individually or as a…

To 2209: Safe-blowers

23 May 2015 9:00 am

The unclued lights were preceded by PETER (translation of 32A) to form phrases listed in Chambers or Brewer. First prize…

2209: Safe-blowers

2 May 2015 9:00 am

The unclued lights (two of two words) are to be linked with one of the clued lights in translation. All…

To 2206

2 May 2015 9:00 am

The thematic unclued lights (4D, 20D, 34D, 40A and 41A+27A) are COUNTRIES, and the other unclued lights are their anagrams,…

2209: Safe-blowers

30 April 2015 1:00 pm

The unclued lights (two of two words) are to be linked with one of the clued lights in translation. All…

2206: Landslip

11 April 2015 9:00 am

Four of the unclued lights (one of two words) and an unclued pair are of a kind, and can become…