The Spectator

A fallen idol

23 September 2017 9:00 am

Few world leaders have fallen from grace as quickly as Aung San Suu Kyi. The Nobel prize-winner, who also holds…

Letters

23 September 2017 9:00 am

Christians betrayed Sir: Michael Karam’s article (Ya Allah!, 16 September) is timely. Many Westerners seem to be unaware that there…

to 2325: Hard task

23 September 2017 9:00 am

The theme was PIGS.  First prize J. E. Green, St Albans, HertfordshireRunners-up Michael Moran, Penrith, Cumbria; John M. Brown, Rolleston…

Portrait of the week

23 September 2017 9:00 am

Home Boris Johnson, the Foreign Secretary, issued a manifesto for a ‘glorious future’ for Britain outside the European Union as…

2324: In the frame

16 September 2017 9:00 am

11, 42 and perimeter entries are titles of COMPUTER-ANIMATED FILMS.  First prize B. Midgley, Ettington, Stratford-upon-AvonRunners-up Arabella Grandage, Bradenham, Bucks;…

Red Tories

16 September 2017 9:00 am

Jeremy Corbyn has never been very keen on parliamentary democracy. He may be changing his mind now. The British electoral…

Portrait of the week

16 September 2017 9:00 am

Home The European Union (Withdrawal) Bill was given a second reading by 326 votes to 290, with seven Labour MPs…

Keeping faith

9 September 2017 9:00 am

For Church of England vicars who worry less about what they will preach on Sunday than whether there will be…

to 2323: alphabetical jigsaw

9 September 2017 9:00 am

A Ambition, A Aorist, B Battledore, C Caret, C Cashed, C Coact, C Coalman, C Cuttoes, D Dioxan, D Disaccharides,…

Barometer

9 September 2017 9:00 am

More or less a million One in 79 Britons is now a millionaire thanks to property price rises. The word…

Call Barnier’s bluff

2 September 2017 9:00 am

There is a growing perception that Britain is floundering in its EU negotiations, with a professional team from Brussels running…

to 2322: In memoriam

2 September 2017 9:00 am

The event was THE GLORIOUS TWELFTH (1D/29) (12 August, opening day of the grouse-shooting season). Remaining unclued lights bring to…

Hard lessons

26 August 2017 9:00 am

George Tomlinson, the post-war education secretary, declared that politicians should leave exams to the teachers because ‘the minister knows nowt…

Letters

26 August 2017 9:00 am

In defence of General Lee Sir: In your leader ‘America’s identity crisis’ (19 August) you state that ‘When General Lee…

to 2321: Cleaner

26 August 2017 9:00 am

The key word is DENTIFRICE (38), which can be divided into DENT defining 11, 21, 33; IF 13, 20, 27;…

Portrait of the week

26 August 2017 9:00 am

Home Big Ben ceased sounding for a planned period of four years, thanks to a decision by the Speaker and…

Ring

24 August 2017 1:00 pm

to 2320: Crossings Out

19 August 2017 9:00 am

When BRIDGE is added to the unclued Across lights and FORD to the unclued Down lights (including each of the…

America’s identity crisis

19 August 2017 9:00 am

Long before student activists started talking about pulling down statues of Cecil Rhodes, a cultural war was being waged in…

Portrait of the week

19 August 2017 9:00 am

Home Regulated rail fares will rise by 3.6 per cent in January, bringing the price of annual tickets from Oxford,…

Corbyn’s fallen idols

12 August 2017 9:00 am

Jeremy Corbyn finally broke his silence on Venezuela this week, but in the manner of a man who has his…

Letters

12 August 2017 9:00 am

Pastel atrocity Sir: I note that Professor Flint (‘Constitutional Notes’, 5 August) neglects to mention what is surely the strongest…

to 2319: poem III

12 August 2017 9:00 am

The poem was Shelley’s ‘Ozymandias’. The words from the poem are LEGS (16), TWO (17A), SANDS (26), NOTHING (37), KING…

Portrait of the week

12 August 2017 9:00 am

Home British negotiators are prepared to pay up to £36 billion to the EU to settle the so-called divorce bill…

Barometer

12 August 2017 9:00 am

Out with a whimper Usain Bolt managed only a bronze in his last appearance in the 100 metres at the…