Crossword solution

to 2129: DUMPYNOSE

28 September 2013 9:00 am

The unclued lights (1A, 1D/36, 4/31D, 5/27, 15/16A, 16D, 25A/40, 42 are each the PSEUDONYM (anagram of ‘Dumpynose’) of a…

Solution to 2128: carbon copy

21 September 2013 9:00 am

The puzzle marked a DOUBLE TON (42/27) by DUMPYNOSE (11) in THE SPECTATOR (17/19). Remaining unclued lights suggest a DOUBLETON:…

Solution to 2127: Dire straits

14 September 2013 9:00 am

Twelve unclued lights are names of ARTISTS which are ANAGRAMS (9) of superfluous words in clues.  First prize E. Hogg,…

To 2126: Word Building

7 September 2013 9:00 am

The chain of anagrams is as follows: 40, 8, 18, 25, 22, 23, 21D, 19, 1A  First prize Robert Hirst,…

Solution to 2125: Nil desperandum

31 August 2013 9:00 am

The part quotation was ‘BUT WESTWARD, LOOK, THE LAND’ (1/5/28) from Say not the struggle naught availeth by Arthur Hugh Clough.…

To 2124: Pack

24 August 2013 9:00 am

Seven unclued lights are STUFFED ANIMALS (13 18) — i.e. deer, horse, anoa, cat, seal, tup and boar, filled with…

To 2123: Go on then!

17 August 2013 9:00 am

The unclued lights are characters from The Goon Show. The paired solutions are 22/20, 32/35 and 37/9.  First prize Phillip Wickens,…

Solution to 2122: Theme and Variations

10 August 2013 9:00 am

The theme word is GRAVES: 19, 34 and 40 are famous cemeteries; 17, 28 and 39 are wines from SW…

Solution to 2121: Take Care

3 August 2013 9:00 am

All the unclued lights mean ‘Goodbye’.  First prize Alan Donovan, Croydon, SurreyRunners-up Mary Varela, Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex; Geoffrey Telfer, Shipley,…

Solution to 2120: Urban — or what?

27 July 2013 9:00 am

The unclued lights are foreign cities, as known in their own countries.  First prize  Vicky Thomas, Apokoronas, CreteRunners-up  Mrs F.…

Solution to 2119: Filial request

20 July 2013 9:00 am

The full quotation was ‘Mother, GIVE ME THE SUN’ (14/7) from Ghosts by HENRIK IBSEN (29/1D). Remaining unclued lights give…

to 2118: Unreliable

13 July 2013 9:00 am

Eight unclued lights are EXPERTS (24), whom — according to the words of LORD SALISBURY (9) supplied by superfluous and…

to 2117: Highlands and islands

6 July 2013 9:00 am

The twenty-two lochs which did not fit into the grid are, in order of their appearance in the story: Ainort,…