Pabulum

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…

2448: Issues

14 March 2020 9:00 am

Four pairs of unclued lights (17/5, 22/27, 29/31 and 8/26) form anagrams of the titles (one hyphened, three of three…

2442: Don’t nod

1 February 2020 9:00 am

Eight unclued lights are of a kind with the 3 of the 30. Elsewhere, ignore two accents.   Across 1   …

2439: More nuts

11 January 2020 9:00 am

‘10/17’ give the first three words of a statement (in ODQ) made by a famous 48/21. His works include 1A/23D…

2433: House and garden

9 November 2019 9:00 am

Across unclued lights (one of two words) combine with down ones to suggest the surnames of four famous English painters;…

2430: Petite traveller

19 October 2019 9:00 am

19 October marks a milestone (hinted at by 19/26/20) for a person whose real forenames are given by 1A (three…

2424: Poem V

7 September 2019 9:00 am

1A (four words) and 44 (four words) are quotations from the first verse of a poem (in ODQ). Five remaining…

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…