Pabulum

2421: Tina

17 August 2019 9:00 am

‘40/37/1A’, as he has been called, was born in 28 (two words) and died in 30/36. He was a reluctant…

2415: The limit

6 July 2019 9:00 am

1A (hyphened) suggests a word which, with changes to its 7D 33, becomes the four other words (including a name)…

2412: Transponders

15 June 2019 9:00 am

It is the centenary of a daring feat. Unclued lights (two of two words) include two surnames, two locations (two…

2406: Heptad

4 May 2019 9:00 am

Clockwise round the grid from 6 run the names (9,5,7,6,8,7,8) of the leading members of a group. The unchecked and…

2403: Hexad

13 April 2019 9:00 am

The second and fourth letters of six unclued lights (defined by surplus single words in six clues) form a set…

2397: Obit V

2 March 2019 9:00 am

We recently lost a fine 13, whose legacy includes 10 (two words) and 9 (two words), and four other unclued…

2394: Opening time

9 February 2019 9:00 am

The first three or four letters of eight unclued lights (including one proper name) form a set said to be…

2388: Sea rocket

8 December 2018 9:00 am

‘12/15’ (six words in total) is a quotation (in ODQ) suggested by the remaining unclued lights (two hyphened), whose fifth…

2385: R and R

17 November 2018 9:00 am

The theme is two historic people who were contemporaries. Unclued lights give their forenames, places of birth and death and…

2379: Shocking

6 October 2018 9:00 am

Eight headwords in Chambers consist of the same word. Unclued lights (including two trios and one doing double duty) give…

2376: Somewhere XI

15 September 2018 9:00 am

On 15 September somewhere bordered by 31 and 5, and whose capital is 40/10 (ignore an accent), celebrates its 43…

2370: Problem XII

4 August 2018 9:00 am

Fans of classic 12 will know that where ‘Q’ = ‘the number of’: Q26 x Q1D x (Q34 + [Q36D/5A…

2367: When pigs fly

14 July 2018 9:00 am

Five unclued lights form a quotation from a work concerning the 18 of 19, 15A and 23. The 18’s name…

2361: Snoot

2 June 2018 9:00 am

Unclued lights are anagrams of eight words which are of a kind.   Across 1    Result of hooker’s foul work?…

2358: Poem IV

12 May 2018 9:00 am

Unclued lights are words from a poem, its author and a relevant location. Elsewhere, ignore two accents.   Across 7   …

2349: Novel

10 March 2018 9:00 am

Clockwise round the grid from 3 run the names (7,4,5,6,8,8,5,6) of four characters in a novel followed by the initials…

2331: Anagrams

14 October 2017 9:00 am

Unclued lights suggest nine different words, each made up of the same five letters. These letters will appear in the…

2328: Second coming

23 September 2017 9:00 am

6A and 42 (whose unchecked letters give IDEA) combine to suggest the title of a novel. Remaining unclued lights give…

2322: In memoriam

12 August 2017 9:00 am

A pair of unclued lights (three words in total) give an event. Remaining unclued lights, including a pair (three words…

2319: Poem III

22 July 2017 9:00 am

Unclued lights are words from a famous poem whose title will appear in the completed grid and must be shaded.…

2307: Obit IV

29 April 2017 9:00 am

Clockwise round the grid from 16 run the titles of four works (4,4,9,6,1,5,3,5,3,4,6) by a late great 3 (two apostrophes)…

to 2304: Hexagon

29 April 2017 9:00 am

The HEADWORD (26) ‘bail’ appears six times in CHAMBERS (1D). Its different meanings include CROSSPIECE (1A), BAR (25), FRAME (36),…

2306: Instruction

22 April 2017 9:00 am

‘21D/14’ (four words in total) is an instruction (in ODQ) with which solvers will comply by inserting the remaining unclued…

to 2303: Great 32

22 April 2017 9:00 am

Five unclued lights are titles of RAGS (24) by SCOTT JOPLIN (32 31), who died on 1 April 1917.  First…

2304: Hexagon

8 April 2017 9:00 am

The same 26 appears six times in 1D. Remaining unclued lights exemplify its different meanings. The 26 will appear diagonally…