Pabulum

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…

to 2301: Age of extremes

8 April 2017 9:00 am

Unclued lights (in red) are the characteristics of ‘the period’, from the opening sentence of A Tale of Two Cities.…

2295: Juicy

4 February 2017 9:00 am

An unclued light is a name shared by two persons, one of whom is fictional. Remaining unclued lights give names…

to 2292: Discovery

4 February 2017 9:00 am

Thematic names are 1A/22 and 25/34, author of The Double Helix: A Personal Account of the Discovery of the Structure…

2290: Timely II

29 December 2016 3:00 pm

Clockwise round the grid from 11 run three trios (8,4,6,5,9,3,5,8,4), each trio combining to suggest the same word. A trio…

to 2288: Housey-housey

29 December 2016 3:00 pm

Unclued lights are names of PARLIAMENTS.  First prize Judith Bevis, NewportRunners-up Hilda Ball, Belfast; Michael Grocott, Loughborough Got something to…

to 2279: Where it’s at II

15 October 2016 9:00 am

The name was The Spectator. THESP (SARAH BERNHARDT: 37/19), EC (EAST CENTRAL: 36/20), TAT (HEMPEN MATTING: 5/15) and OR (LOGIC…

2282: Timely

15 October 2016 9:00 am

Clockwise round the grid from 21 runs a timely quotation (9,5,3,5,2,7,3,11,5) (in ODQ) followed by the initials of its author,…

2279: Where it’s at II

24 September 2016 9:00 am

Four pairs of unclued lights suggest the constituent parts of a name (two words). Elsewhere, ignore three accents. Across 1   …

to 2276: Iron Man

24 September 2016 9:00 am

Clues with misprints were 16, 22, 24 and 34 Across and 2, 3, 6, 26, 31 and 36 Down. Corrections…

to 2270: Hard

13 August 2016 9:00 am

Seven unclued lights were names of VERSE-MEN (22) minus one letter: VI(R)GIL (1A), BRO(O)KE (15A), BRID(G)ES (16), DON(N)E (9), S(P)ENDER…

2273: Numbers

13 August 2016 9:00 am

Clockwise round the perimeter from 3 run the titles of three items (1, 6, 3, 1, 4, 2, 1, 4,…