Crossword solution

to 2393: Monster Mash-up

23 February 2019 9:00 am

HORROR FILM (1D) ACTOR (15) BORIS (10) KARLOFF (26), né PRATT (21A) died on 2 February 1969. Most famous for…

to 2392: Beknighted

16 February 2019 9:00 am

The unclued lights (10/1D, 11, 23/38, 29D/28 and 39) received knighthoods or a DBE in the recent New Year’s Honours List.…

2391: Stout and bubbly

9 February 2019 9:00 am

The LITTLE GENTLEMAN IN BLACK VELVET (4/8/16D) was a Jacobite toast to the MOLE (34) who made the molehill on…

2390: Tea Shop

2 February 2019 9:00 am

The theme word is GRASS (for which the title is a cryptic clue). 1A, 1D, 6 and 37 are informers;…

to 2389: All change

26 January 2019 9:00 am

The paired unclued lights are anagrams of one another, most being symmetrically arranged; 2/21, 5/23, 12/41, 15/25, 19D/20.  First prize Alan Peevers,…

to 2388: Sea rocket

12 January 2019 9:00 am

The quotation was ‘IN MY BEGINNING IS MY END’ (12/15) from East Coker (an anagram of the title), second poem…

2387: On the Spot

5 January 2019 9:00 am

The HISPANIOLA was the ship that brought the other unclued answers to TREASURE ISLAND in the novel by R L…

to 2386: Outside what we know

15 December 2018 9:00 am

ROUND THE HORNE (32/40/37) starred 6/37, 6/23, 1A, 14 and 8/13. The title suggested their other comedy show, Beyond Our Ken.…

to 2385: R and R

8 December 2018 9:00 am

The two people were Prince RUPERT (12) of the Rhine, born 1619 in PRAGUE (6) and died 1682 in WESTMINSTER…

to 2384: bang!

1 December 2018 9:00 am

Unclued lights, individually or as a pair (38/9), are FIREWORKS.  First prize F. Whitehead, Harrogate, North YorksRunners-up I. Livingston, Wilmslow, Cheshire;…

to 2383: Flagged

24 November 2018 9:00 am

The unclued lights are presenters of BLUE PETER: individually at 39; pairs are 3/2, 7/22, 15A/15D, 15A/17, 25/14, and 32/31,…

to 2382: A pointed remark

17 November 2018 9:00 am

The quotation is 10/11/39. Remaining unclued lights are all daggers.  First prize G. Snailham, WindsorRunners-up Lynne Gilchrist, Willoughby, New South…

to 2381: Step changes

10 November 2018 9:00 am

The word ladder connecting UNITED and STATES goes: UNITES (1D), URITES (18), WRITES (7D), WHITES (34), WHILES (30A), WHALES (7A),…

to 2380: Dedover

3 November 2018 9:00 am

The unclued Across lights are US state capitals and the unclued Down ones are the states. The title refers to…

to 2379: Shocking

27 October 2018 9:00 am

The word is ‘pink’. Definitions of the eight headwords are: CARNATION (9), STAB (43), CHAFFINCH (22D), SMALL SAILING SHIP (41/1A/13),…

to 2378: Boundary

20 October 2018 9:00 am

LIMES (22), a term for a boundary of the ROMAN EMPIRE (7 30), is a DEFINITION (19) of five items…

to 2377: Service book

13 October 2018 9:00 am

The twelve unclued lights can be arranged into the sequence yielding phrases from ‘First’ to ‘Twelfth’. First 21, Second 24,…

to 2376: Somewhere XI

6 October 2018 9:00 am

On 15 September, Costa Rica, bordered by PANAMA (31) and NICARAGUA (5), and whose capital is SAN JOSÉ (40/10), celebrated…

to 2375: 2

29 September 2018 9:00 am

Unclued lights are MOONS OF (1A) SATURN (9), which are OTHERWORLDLY (2).  First prize Don Young, Shaw, OldhamRunners-up Samantha Pine,…

to 2374: Watch your step

22 September 2018 9:00 am

The unclued lights are DANCES. First prize K.J. Williams, Kings Worthy, Winchester. Runners-up Bridget Workman, Purley;C.S.G Elengorn, Enfield.

to 2373: Susurrus

15 September 2018 9:00 am

The theme was The Wind in the Willows (suggested by the title). RATTY defined 9, 13 and 22; MOLE defined 7,…

2372: Spot-on

8 September 2018 9:00 am

The key phrase is LIKE A TANSY (39). The scientific name of the tansy is TANACETUM VULGARE (4A 12); remaining…

to 2371: In a paddy

1 September 2018 9:00 am

The unclued lights and those clued without thematic definition (2, 11, 26, 33 and 42) are Irish forenames. Nuala Considine’s…

to 2370: Problem XII

25 August 2018 9:00 am

The numbers were linked to titles of classic works of FICTION (12): The Two DROVERS (26) (Walter Scott), The Three MUSKETEERS…

to 2369: Prodigious

18 August 2018 9:00 am

WUNDERKIND — given by corrections of misprints in clues — can be read as W UNDER KIND, indicating the unclued…