Lavatch

2301: Age of extremes

18 March 2017 9:00 am

Eight unclued lights are of a kind; the remaining two complete four words from a quote, which is appropriately positioned…

to 2298: NOИ

18 March 2017 9:00 am

The unclued lights are titles of Russian novels minus their ‘and’ (И in Russian): 17 CRIME and 9 PUNISHMENT (Dostoevsky),…

Discovery

14 January 2017 9:00 am

Two pairs of unclued lights are theme names. Remaining unclued lights aren’t in themselves thematic, but their unchecked letters complete…

to 2282: Timely

5 November 2016 9:00 am

The perimetric quotation (referring to October), AMBIGUOUS MONTH, THE MONTH OF TENSION, THE UNENDURABLE MONTH’, is followed by DL, the initials…

2285: Characterful

5 November 2016 9:00 am

Unclued lights are three groups of three words of a kind, each group relating differently to a theme word. This…

2276: Iron Man

3 September 2016 9:00 am

Definitions in ten clues contain a misprint; corrections spell out a theme word. Unclued lights are four pairs of words…

to 2273: Numbers

3 September 2016 9:00 am

Round the perimeter run the titles of three songs from the musical Guys and Dolls, epitomised by SKY (28) Masterson…

2258: Perimetrical jigsaw

30 April 2016 9:00 am

Clues are listed in alphabetical order of their solutions. An 11-word quotation runs around the perimeter from the top left-hand…

To 2255: In the pink

30 April 2016 9:00 am

Oscar WILDE (35) described hunting as THE UNSPEAKABLE IN FULL PURSUIT OF THE UNEATABLE (1A, 14, 30, 42), and the…

2249: Transformation

27 February 2016 9:00 am

The transformation is 10A (three words), which suggests the other unclued lights, including one of two words and one hyphened.…

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…