Crossword solution

2578: Torture – solution

12 November 2022 9:00 am

2576: After Eleven – solution

29 October 2022 9:00 am

The unclued lights are names of the men who followed Armstrong and Aldrin (Apollo 11) in walking on the moon…

2575: Problem XIII - solution

22 October 2022 9:00 am

5 (the number of GOLD RINGS, from ‘The Twelve Days of Christmas’: 34/22A) x 103 (the number of the PSALM…

2574: A Chinese – solution

15 October 2022 9:00 am

Each unclued Across light (including the pair at 16/7) is a SWEET and the unclued Down lights can be preceded…

2573 - solution

8 October 2022 9:00 am

The preamble referred to ten symmetrically placed unclued entries which spell out CURRENT PUZZLE NUMBER HAS PRIME FACTORS: THIRTY-ONE, EIGHTY-THREE.…

2572: Blown up - Solution

1 October 2022 9:00 am

As suggested by the quotation by John Donne around the perimeter, the other unclued lights were all kinds of trumpets.…

2571: 10” - solution

24 September 2022 9:00 am

The TEN unclued lights are Scottish islands – or ‘INCHES’. First prize Mrs F.A. Bull, Canterbury Runners-up Susan Hay, Wolverhampton;…

2570: Short story - solution

17 September 2022 9:00 am

Arthur C. Clarke (31/45) said that Ernest Hemingway (35/12) won a bet from fellow writers for the shortest story: FOR…

2569: Anadad - solution

10 September 2022 9:00 am

The quotation was ‘I WAS BORN TO SPEAK ALL MIRTH AND NO MATTER’ from Much Ado About Nothing (II.i.321) by…

2568: Next door... - solution

3 September 2022 9:00 am

The unclued lights were characters in Neighbours, paired at 12/19, 14/20, 16/19 and 32/20. First prize Peter Taylor-Mansfield, Worcester Runners-up…

2567: Stop! - solution

27 August 2022 9:00 am

The unclued lights (including the pairs at 2/14 and 12/36) are names of organ stops which Brewer calls ‘music in…

Somewhere XII – Solution

20 August 2022 9:00 am

30 July is Independence Day in Vanuatu in MELANESIA (23D). Its capital city is PORT VILA (39/16), one of its…

2562: 3 X 2 - solution

13 August 2022 9:00 am

The unclued lights are words (or one phrase) which contain three pairs (3 x 2, in the title) of double…

2564: Sea monster – solution

6 August 2022 9:00 am

The unclued lights 11 SOLITARY, 8 POOR, 38 NASTY, 36 BRUTISH and 35 SHORT are descriptions of 1 THE LIFE…

2563: Areas for development - solution

30 July 2022 9:00 am

As suggested by 11 across, the other unclued lights were anagrams of capital cities: 23A Nairobi, 25A Nassau, 29A Lima,…

2562: Clear view... - solution

23 July 2022 9:00 am

The title resolves into CL RVW which suggests the 150th anniversary of the birth of Ralph Vaughan Williams. The unclued…

2561: Ports - solution

16 July 2022 9:00 am

The unclued entry RECYCLING thematically links six unclued cyclic non-word permutations that appear in the systematic order GCYCLIN, NGCYCLI, INGCYCL,…

2560: Obit VI - solution

9 July 2022 9:00 am

The perimetric names are NIJINSKY, NEVER SAY DIE, CREPELLO, THE MINSTREL, ROBERTO and TEENOSO, six of the nine Derby winners…

2559: Platinum upgrade - solution

2 July 2022 9:00 am

The perimeter, starting at square 38, yields six of the CITIES created to commemorate the Platinum Jubilee: DONCASTER, MILTON KEYNES,…

2558: Blonde, 78 - solution

25 June 2022 9:00 am

Unclued lights were associated with JUBILEE: years (CALENDAR, SCHOOL, FINANCIAL), clips (CROCODILE,PAPER, TIE) and London underground lines (CENTRAL, CIRCLE, NORTHERN).…

2557: Heroes - Solution

18 June 2022 9:00 am

The perimetric knights are MO FARAH, JASON KENNY, STEVE REDGRAVE and CHRIS HOY, all OLYMPIC WINNERS. Together they have amassed…

2556: Recent origins – solution

11 June 2022 9:00 am

The unclued entries give the origins of elements 110-118 now named Darmstadtium, Roentgenium, Copernicium, Nihonium, Flerovium, Moscovium, Livermorium, Tennessine and…

2555: 6 x 2 mixtures - solution

4 June 2022 9:00 am

The paired unclued lights (2/25, 4/16, 5/28, 10/20, 13/17 and 15D/41) are anagrams of one another. First prize Trish Baldin,…

2554: Going, going... – Solution

28 May 2022 9:00 am

The unclued lights were all extinct species. PTERODON was an acceptable variation at 5 Across. DODO was to be deleted…