Mr Magoo

2399: Lines of work

16 March 2019 9:00 am

Eight unclued entries (two of two words, one hyphened) form a folk rhyme used as the basis for the first…

Stout and bubbly

19 January 2019 9:00 am

According to Brewer, a five-word phrase was used to describe a creature, but applies also to a three-word fictional character.…

2387: On the spot

1 December 2018 9:00 am

Two unclued lights give the name of a location and another a means of arrival and -departure. Other unclued lights…

2381: Step changes

20 October 2018 9:00 am

1 Across and 45 Across form a phrase, and the other unclued entries form a word ladder linking them, by…

2363: Case ending

16 June 2018 9:00 am

Four of the unclued entries make up a ten-word Shakespearean quotation, including an apostrophe. The other three (two of two…

2352: Upright Characters

31 March 2018 9:00 am

Of the unclued entries, three combine to form a phrase (five words) describing three more (four foreign-language words). The remaining…

2346: The name of the game

17 February 2018 9:00 am

The unclued entries (two hyphened) are all synonyms. Each of five clues contains a word that must be removed to…

2340: Booboos

6 January 2018 9:00 am

3 1A (eight words in total, one apostrophe) and 41 23 32 36 (seven words, including two accents) give two…

2330: Image

5 October 2017 2:00 pm

10 5/9/34/30D/7/35/4/1D is a poem quoted in full in ODQ. The author’s surname (and indeed first name) appears at 26.…

2315: Trunk call

24 June 2017 9:00 am

Seven unclued entries are all examples of the other. Elsewhere, ignore an accent.   Across 11    Ginger wine and rose…

2291: Seriously?

7 January 2017 9:00 am

In ten clues, the wordplay omits one of the letters of the solution. These letters in the grid, read row…

to 2289: I don’t believe it!

7 January 2017 9:00 am

The unclued lights are expressions meaning NEVER (3A, 4D+43A, 21D+14D, 37A+1D and 37A+15D).  First prize Hilary James, London W5Runners-up David…

to 2289: I don’t believe it!

5 January 2017 3:00 pm

The unclued lights are expressions meaning NEVER (3A, 4D+43A, 21D+14D, 37A+1D and 37A+15D).  First prize Hilary James, London W5Runners-up David…

2291: Seriously?

5 January 2017 3:00 pm

In ten clues, the wordplay omits one of the letters of the solution. These letters in the grid, read row…

to 2275: Frame of reference

17 September 2016 9:00 am

Corrections of misprints in clues give CHAMBERS DICTIONARY, defining the items in the perimeter. First prize David Heath, Euston, NewarkRunners-up…

2278: Will alterations

17 September 2016 9:00 am

Across clues contain a definition and a jumble of the answer. In each row of the grid, a Shakespearean character…

to 2275: Frame of reference

15 September 2016 1:00 pm

Corrections of misprints in clues give CHAMBERS DICTIONARY, defining the items in the perimeter.  First prize David Heath, Euston, NewarkRunners-up…

2278: Will alterations

15 September 2016 1:00 pm

Across clues contain a definition and a jumble of the answer. In each row of the grid, a Shakespearean character…

2267: Double-edged Swords

23 July 2016 9:00 am

The unclued lights are anagrams of words meaning ‘blessing’, hence 43A MIXED BLESSINGS. The words are 11A AGREEMENT, 31A BENISON, 34A…

2267: Double-edged Swords

21 July 2016 1:00 pm

The unclued lights are anagrams of words meaning ‘blessing’, hence 43A MIXED BLESSINGS. The words are 11A AGREEMENT, 31A BENISON, 34A…

2267: Double-edged swords

2 July 2016 9:00 am

One of the unclued entries (two words) defines the others (two of which are hyphened), which are all real words.…

To 2264: The A-Team

2 July 2016 9:00 am

‘Harry the King, BEDFORD (19) and EXETER (18), WARWICK (1D) and TALBOT (25), SALISBURY (4A) and GLOSTER (12)’ (Henry V,…

To 2264: The A-Team

30 June 2016 1:00 pm

‘Harry the King, BEDFORD (19) and EXETER (18), WARWICK (1D) and TALBOT (25), SALISBURY (4A) and GLOSTER (12)’ (Henry V,…

2267: Double-edged swords

30 June 2016 1:00 pm

One of the unclued entries (two words) defines the others (two of which are hyphened), which are all real words.…

To 2245: Fair and square

18 February 2016 3:00 pm

Corrections of misprints give A GRECIAN URN. The POET (23) reporting its message (perimeter + 4 30) is KEATS (42). First…