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to 2164: Blank crossword

21 June 2014 9:00 am

The unclued lights are types of CROSS. Solver were required to indicate clearly the FYLFOT at the centre of the…

Blank crossword

31 May 2014 9:00 am

Solvers must create the barred grid for themselves; the resulting grid is symmetrical whichever side is uppermost. When submitting an…

to 2161: Appellation contrôlée

31 May 2014 9:00 am

The unclued lights begin with DOC (the Italian abbreviated equivalent of APPELLATION CONTRÔLÉE).  First prize Dennis Cotterell, CarlisleRunners-up Clare Reynolds,…

2161: Appellation contrôlée

10 May 2014 9:00 am

The unclued lights (one doubly hyphened) share a medical similarity. (Despite appearances there are no rude words in the puzzle!)…

to 2158: Late bloomers

10 May 2014 9:00 am

The unclued lights are the surnames of people (nine of whom were botanists) who gave their names to flowers.  First…

2158: Late bloomers

19 April 2014 9:00 am

The unclued lights (33 with I) are of a kind, all verifiable in Chambers under the appropriate headword.   Across…

2155: Poor Billy’s left out

19 April 2014 9:00 am

The unclued lights are SIBYLS (the title was an anagram of BILLY’S with L omitted). First prize Judith Bevis, Newport,…

2155: Poor Billy’s left out

29 March 2014 9:00 am

The unclued lights (two must be paired) are of a kind, verifiable in Brewer.   Across 10   Details from Britain…

to 2152: T20

29 March 2014 9:00 am

Each letter of each solution and each unclued light has to be represented in the grid by its numerical position…

2152: T20 – it’s just not cricket!

8 March 2014 9:00 am

The unclued lights (and 4 Down + N) are of a kind and along with the suggestion given by the…

to 2149: Super!

8 March 2014 9:00 am

When preceded by GREAT, each unclued light yields a phrase listed in Brewer 19th edition.  First prize Mrs T. Vernalls,…

2149: Super!

15 February 2014 9:00 am

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

Solution to 2146: 4 ÷ 4 = 8

15 February 2014 9:00 am

One 4-letter word is to be placed in the middle of another to yield an 8-letter solution: 6 ÷ 19…

2146: 4 ÷ 4 = 8

25 January 2014 9:00 am

The unclued four-letter words can be paired in a particular way to form the remaining unclued lights (one of two…

to 2143: Revising geography

25 January 2014 9:00 am

The unclued lights are all geographical locations – paired as anagrams: 13/9, 23/28. 30/17, 34/6 and 42/33. (33 Down is…

2143: Revising geography

4 January 2014 9:00 am

The unclued lights are broadly of a kind (33 differs from the others, though 33K would have been more appropriate,…

to 2141: Megacant

4 January 2014 9:00 am

The unclued lights are examples of super slang listed on pp 7/8 in the Word Lover’s Miscellany section of Chambers…

2141: Megacant

30 November 2013 9:00 am

The unclued lights (all but two of two words) are of a kind, listed in Chambers 2011. Elsewhere, ignore one…

to 2138: Hundred centimes

30 November 2013 9:00 am

The unclued Across lights are words abbreviated by C (= 100) and the unclued Down lights are abbreviated by c…

2138: Hundred centimes

9 November 2013 9:00 am

The unclued lights, across and down respectively, are of a kind, all verifiable in Chambers.   Across   4 Single…

To 2135: Strange

9 November 2013 9:00 am

The unclued lights are CONDUCTORS (SARGENT is an anagram of the title STRANGE).  First prize Roderick Rhodes, Goldsborough, North YorksRunners-up…

2135: Strange

19 October 2013 9:00 am

The unclued lights are of a kind.   Across   1    Remains close to the co-founder of the Townswomen’s…

2132: Ricochet

19 October 2013 9:00 am

The unclued lights, when paired 12/20, 16/33, 25/29, 31/6, 42/2, are RICOCHET or reduplicated words.  First prize Mrs Rhiannon Hales,…

2132: Ricochet

28 September 2013 9:00 am

The unclued Across lights, when correctly paired with the unclued Down ones, are of a kind, verifiable in Brewer.  …

to 2129: DUMPYNOSE

28 September 2013 9:00 am

The unclued lights (1A, 1D/36, 4/31D, 5/27, 15/16A, 16D, 25A/40, 42 are each the PSEUDONYM (anagram of ‘Dumpynose’) of a…