Crossword solution

2448: Issues solution

4 April 2020 9:00 am

The novels are A Modern Utopia (anagram of AORTAE IMPOUND 17/5), The Time Machine (HEATHEN/MIMETIC 22/27), Tono-Bungay (BATON/YOUNG 29/31) and…

2447: No small matter solution

28 March 2020 9:00 am

BIG, the solution at 21D, can be associated with the ten unclued lights. First prize Elizabeth Shorter, St Austell, CornwallRunners-up…

2446: Spring time solution

21 March 2020 9:00 am

The omitted letters reveal SATURDAY THE TWENTY-NINTH OF FEBRUARY TWENTY TWENTY. First prize Lewis Osborne, Newton Mearns, Glasgow Runners-up G.H.…

2445: in other words II

14 March 2020 9:00 am

41/1A/10 is MISQUOTATION. 1D/24/33, 15, 34, and 38/16D are examples of common misquotations. First prize Dianne Parker, Dover, KentRunners-up Vincent…

2444: Ones in the country solution

7 March 2020 9:00 am

The unclued answers are all words inChambers, having their origin in Indonesia (clued by wordplay in the title). First prize…

to 2443: Middle of the road

29 February 2020 9:00 am

Each unclued light is a genus name of a TREE (i.e. ‘middle of the road’ = (s)TREE(t)). Cornus was also allowed…

2442: Don’t nod solution

21 February 2020 10:00 pm

ROTAVATOR (4A), NAURUAN (12), DEED (25), DEIFIED (36), MALAYALAM (39), REIFIER (4D), TERRET (15D), and REPAPER (18) are palindromes as…

to 2441: To and Fro

15 February 2020 9:00 am

FRANCIS THOMPSON, born in PRESTON, wrote THE HOUND OF HEAVEN and a poem, AT LORD’S, remembering the run-stealers that flicker…

to 2440: Dizzy tiny blonde

7 February 2020 10:00 pm

The unclued lights (paired at 5/8, 24/3, 30D/30A and 42/35, and the singleton at 37) are titles of series of…

to 2439: More nuts

1 February 2020 9:00 am

The statement, ‘HINDSIGHT IS ALWAYS (10/17) twenty-twenty’ was made by the FILM DIRECTOR (48/21) BILLY (4) Wilder (suggested by the…

to 2438: Shining Bright

24 January 2020 10:00 pm

The unclued lights can be linked with GOLDEN, at 30D, which had to be highlighted. The trio is GOLDEN EYE…

to 2437: Sketchy

11 January 2020 9:00 am

The unclued lights are PAINTING terms.  First prize Martina Fabian, Bourne End, BucksRunners-up Phillip Wickens, Faygate, West Sussex; A.H. Harker,…

to 2436: The Devil’s Own

21 December 2019 9:00 am

The unclued lights are all words derived from names in the work of Charles Dickens.  First prize David Brewis, Windsor,…

to 2435: A Little Puzzle

14 December 2019 9:00 am

Unclued lights are DWARFS.  First prize Bill Stewart, LeicesterRunners-up Mark Roberts, Luxembourg;John Bartlett, Solihull

to 2434: eat it!

7 December 2019 9:00 am

The unclued lights, including the pair at 35/28, are CAKES.  First prize John Maynard, Motcombe, DorsetRunners-up Tony Mouzer, Birmingham; Michael…

to 2433: House and garden

30 November 2019 9:00 am

The painters were Millais (suggested by BOXING MATCH/SLOTHS: 1A/9D), Constable (GYP/FIRM: 7A/35), Gainsborough (EARNS/BROOKLYN: 29/24) and Landseer (NATION/SOOTHSAYER: 30/19).  …

to 2432: Getting dry

23 November 2019 9:00 am

The DODO (30) organised the CAUCUS RACE (12) to get dry. Participants included ALICE (2), EAGLET (7), DUCK (17), MOUSE…

to 2431: Pride of place

16 November 2019 9:00 am

Each of the pairs of unclued lights is a CITY (formed from the letters in the yellow squares) and its…

to 2430: Petite traveller

9 November 2019 9:00 am

On 19 October John le Carré turned eighty-eight (hinted at by TWO FAT LADIES (19/26/20)). His real forenames are DAVID…

to 2429: Homo

2 November 2019 9:00 am

The unclued lights are linked with MAN (at 7A). AXE and AGE were also allowed at 40A. Thanks to various…

to 2428: Tracks to the Isles

26 October 2019 9:00 am

The unclued lights are stations along the Inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh train line, the pairs being 8/9 and 29/39.…

to 2427: In other words

19 October 2019 9:00 am

The unclued lights are all constructed (as opposed to natural) languages, also known as conlangs.   First prize Magdalena Deptula,…

to 2426: Her love

12 October 2019 9:00 am

The unclued lights relate to SUPERMAN (6D), his alter ego CLARK KENT (26A), nickname (the) MAN OF STEEL (8), planet…

to 2425: Herein

5 October 2019 9:00 am

The unclued lights are regular contributors to the pages of The Spectator week by week. 5/35, 8/10, 12/28, 13, 21A/33 and…

to 2424: Poem V

28 September 2019 9:00 am

The poem is La Belle Dame sans Merci by John Keats. ATONY (2), CORYZA (3), LOCKJAW (6), ENTERITIS (8) and…