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Solution to 2246: Where’s Maggie?

27 February 2016 9:00 am

The play was Cat on a Hot Tin Roof by Tennessee Williams. The characters were BRICK (1A), DOCTOR BAUGH (7/5),…

2237: Experimental

14 November 2015 9:00 am

One unclued light is a publication (two words). The others are relevant figures (all in Chambers) who appear in a…

To 2234: A greater measure

14 November 2015 9:00 am

MARCOBRUNNER (11) is composed of words whose definitions are 1D, 24, 32; 13, 17, 35; and 9, 29A, 38. First…

2232: Ups and downs

10 October 2015 9:00 am

The unclued lights, in one case paired, are all suggested by a thematic phrase (two words), which is set out…

To 2229: Gnome

10 October 2015 9:00 am

The PROVERB (35) (in ODQ), associated with the KENNEDY (19) FAMILY (31), was ‘A rising tide lifts all boats’. EDIT…

2214: What’s up?

6 June 2015 9:00 am

The theme word is 29 down, which defines each of the other unclued lights (including one of two words) in…

To 2211: Toddler hero

6 June 2015 9:00 am

‘THE OLD ORDER CHANGETH YIELDING PLACE TO NEW’, from Tennyson’s IDYLLS OF THE KING, suggests the outcome of ANAGRAMMATISM (2).…

2205: In shape

4 April 2015 9:00 am

The unclued lights (including one of three words, one of two words, and one hyphened) form two thematic groups in…

To 2202: Problem XI

4 April 2015 9:00 am

Seven unclued lights are ANAGRAMS (23) of numbers. 2 (7A) + 11 (17) + 10 (40) + 16 (5) +…

2196: Diverse

31 January 2015 9:00 am

Round the perimeter clockwise goes a place (6) followed by a description of it (10 words, one hyphened) by one…

To 2193: Celebration II

31 January 2015 9:00 am

The MUSICIAN (21), Rod Stewart CBE (25A), was born LXX (16) years ago on 10th January 1945. The associated works…

2187: River and Islands

8 November 2014 9:00 am

The ten unclued lights consist of a theme word and three groups of three answers of a kind, each group…

To 2184: Airline

8 November 2014 9:00 am

Unclued lights each contained a different TREY (20) from the alphabet: AFGHAN (24), CANOPY (27), DINGHIES (42), DABCHICK (1D), HYMNODY…

2178: Saint and playwright

6 September 2014 9:00 am

The unclued lights are connected by 33/23. One pair of unclued lights gives one context, in which two further pairs…

to 2175: Elated grunt

6 September 2014 9:00 am

The four works were Waverley (anagram of 12/21), Kenilworth (15/8), The Talisman (29/2) and Ivanhoe (38/37) by SIR WALTER SCOTT (diagonally…

2169: Land

5 July 2014 9:00 am

Six items of one kind, reading clockwise, form the perimeter, whilst four unclued lights are of another kind. All ten…

To 2166: Somewhere X

5 July 2014 9:00 am

Somewhere next to GUYANA (34) and BRAZIL (12), DUTCH (33) is SPOKEN (25), the highest mountain is JULIANA TOP (1D),…

2160: 18 Down

3 May 2014 9:00 am

Six unclued lights are 18 Down from the same source (five are entitled to appear; the sixth appears regularly). Six…

To 2157: Song X

3 May 2014 9:00 am

If the grid were a TIMEPIECE (13/12), the six perimetric words (GRANITE, LIMESTONE, SERPENTINE, GREYWACKE, DALRADIAN and HORNFELS) might collectively…

2151: Sources

1 March 2014 9:00 am

Three theme words which must be deduced each suggest three unclued lights (including one of two words and ignoring one…

2140: Essex Man

23 November 2013 9:00 am

Our hero must be revealed by shading six cells appropriately. Four unclued lights are key words in 11s featuring the…

to 2137: Speculation

23 November 2013 9:00 am

The two words were BULL and BEAR. BULL is suggested by 36, 41, 6 and 10; BEAR by 34, 37,…

2131: Present

21 September 2013 9:00 am

16/17 (four words in total) is a work by 11 which suggests the remaining unclued lights. Five clues contain a…

Solution to 2128: carbon copy

21 September 2013 9:00 am

The puzzle marked a DOUBLE TON (42/27) by DUMPYNOSE (11) in THE SPECTATOR (17/19). Remaining unclued lights suggest a DOUBLETON:…

2122: Theme and variations

20 July 2013 9:00 am

The nine unclued lights (including two of two words) form three groups of three: two of the three groups each…