Pabulum

2557: Heroes

28 May 2022 9:00 am

Clockwise round the grid from a point to be determined run the names of four knights (2,5,5,5,5,8,5,3) followed by what…

2551: Madness

16 April 2022 9:00 am

Unclued lights (including two of two words) suggest nine words (all in Chambers) starting with the same four-letter word that…

2548: Poem VII

26 March 2022 9:00 am

Unclued lights are nine words taken from a poem whose first three words (as quoted in ODQ) will appear in…

2542: Wider II

12 February 2022 9:00 am

Nine unclued lights (all real words) are the names of 35A with one letter misprinted. The correct letters match those…

2539: Wider

22 January 2022 9:00 am

Six unclued lights (all real words) are the names of 35/26 minus one letter. The missing letters match those that…

Christmas crossword 2021 - solution

22 January 2022 9:00 am

The NATIVITY (89) of the ACTOR (37) HUMPHREY BOGART (47/13), the singers ANNIE LENNOX (112/12) and IAN BOSTRIDGE (4/61), the…

Dectet

18 December 2021 9:00 am

Ten pairs of unclued lights give the names of people whose 89 was ‘50D/2A’ (six words in total). They include…

2530: Ups and downs

30 October 2021 9:00 am

Clockwise round the grid from 2 runs a quotation (5,3,3,5,6,4,3,4,3,3,4,5) followed by the poet’s first name. Her second name is…

2524: Spelean II

18 September 2021 9:00 am

Clockwise round the grid from 20 runs a quotation minus one word (1,2,4,4,4,1,4,1,5,4,4,9) followed by an honest servant’s name. Unclued…

2521: Leading question

28 August 2021 9:00 am

Unclued lights can be arranged so that, preceded by ‘What is’, they form a question whose answer solvers must shade.…

2515: Paragon

17 July 2021 9:00 am

Unclued lights (including three of two words and two pairs) suggest various versions of a name given by a pair…

2512: Impertinence

26 June 2021 9:00 am

Clockwise round the grid from 34 run the answers (6,6,5, 11,4,3,7,4) (one hyphened) to eight riddles followed by the riddler’s…

2506: Summer’s voice

15 May 2021 9:00 am

Ten unclued lights (including four pairs) are of a kind. Ignore two hyphens and an apostrophe. What could have induced…

2503: Applery

24 April 2021 9:00 am

Six unclued lights are the names of traditional English county towns with one letter misprinted so as to form new…

2496: Depart Paddington

6 March 2021 9:00 am

Clockwise round the grid from 3 run seven dramatis personae; unclued lights give anagrams of two more. The play’s title…

2493: Opposites

13 February 2021 9:00 am

Two contrasting film stars allegedly said ‘1A’ (five words) and ‘49/27’ (six words in total). Remaining unclued lights (including one…

2487: Birthday boys II

12 December 2020 9:00 am

December 12th was the birthday of two famous men. Unclued lights (including one of five words, one of two words…

2483: In my soup

14 November 2020 9:00 am

Unclued lights are defined by extra words in ten clues and are anagrams of ten of a kind. Elsewhere, ignore…

2478: Namesakes

10 October 2020 9:00 am

Clockwise round the grid from 3 run three song titles (totalling 13 words) with 3D/16 (five words in all) giving…

2475: Poem VI

19 September 2020 9:00 am

Unclued lights are ten words taken from a poem quoted in ODQ. The poet’s name (two words) will appear diagonally…

2469: Breadth

8 August 2020 9:00 am

Unclued lights are anagrams of Shakespearean characters. These lights are defined by surplus words in eight clues. Across 1 Recreational…

2466: Gender bender

18 July 2020 9:00 am

Clockwise round the grid from 11 run, in chronological order, the titles (7,7,7,9,2,8,2,10) of five works by an author whose…

2460: Sleaze

6 June 2020 9:00 am

The same word appears as seven headwords in Chambers. Unclued lights (including two pairs and one of three words, one…

2457: Beginning

16 May 2020 9:00 am

Unclued lights (including one of two words) suggest a section of a sequence whose final member will appear in the…

2451: Cretinous

4 April 2020 9:00 am

Unclued lights are anagrams of ten of a kind. Elsewhere, ignore an accent. Across 9 A model cure fixed skin…