Crossword

2516: Such childish vocabulary

24 July 2021 9:00 am

The nouns from the first sentence of a book (in the ODQ) appear as unclued lights — apart from two.…

2515: Paragon

17 July 2021 9:00 am

Unclued lights (including three of two words and two pairs) suggest various versions of a name given by a pair…

2514: Welcome back

10 July 2021 9:00 am

Unclued lights (one of two words, the others paired) are of a kind. Across 7Lace branches left in fruit tree (6)…

2513: Golden anniversary

3 July 2021 9:00 am

1A, on 23 17, 41 1D 8 in this 31 was 21D. This anniversary announcement consists of eleven words and…

Fifty years of The Spectator crossword

3 July 2021 9:00 am

by Tom Johnson aka Doc   During the early spring of 1971, a package of eighteen unsolicited crosswords arrived in…

2512: Impertinence

26 June 2021 9:00 am

Clockwise round the grid from 34 run the answers (6,6,5, 11,4,3,7,4) (one hyphened) to eight riddles followed by the riddler’s…

2511: Changing places

19 June 2021 9:00 am

The 12 unclued lights (one of two words) are somehow paired and one solution in each pair is of a…

2510: Prom session

12 June 2021 9:00 am

Twelve symmetrically disposed unclued entries comprise three distinct interlinked quartets.   Across 1 Precise conjecture about coin-flip, oddly (8) 6…

2509: Current description

5 June 2021 9:00 am

A six-word ‘current description’ (in ODQ) and the name of the author (three words) run clockwise round the perimeter starting…

2508: Grovels

29 May 2021 9:00 am

The unclued lights, (one pair, one hyphened and one of two words) are of a kind. One clue leads to…

2508: Knightly?

22 May 2021 9:00 am

The unclued lights (one of four words) are legendary. Across 9 Broadcast live in Torbay possibly to no avail (10)…

2506: Summer’s voice

15 May 2021 9:00 am

Ten unclued lights (including four pairs) are of a kind. Ignore two hyphens and an apostrophe. What could have induced…

2505: Endgame

8 May 2021 9:00 am

The unclued lights (one hyphened) are of a kind, confirmed in Chambers. Elsewhere, ignore one accent.   Across 1 I…

2504: Collectors’ items

1 May 2021 9:00 am

Clockwise round the peri-meter go two lines of a topical verse, thirteen words altogether. (The barred off square divides the…

2503: Applery

24 April 2021 9:00 am

Six unclued lights are the names of traditional English county towns with one letter misprinted so as to form new…

2502: Nay-sayers?

17 April 2021 9:00 am

The unclued lights (two of two words) are of a kind, verifiable in Brewer.   Across 4 High-handed relation in…

2501: Delightful

10 April 2021 9:00 am

7 Down has wordplay to only half its grid entry. The undefined part is the first word of a 9-word…

2500: 50 x 50

3 April 2021 9:00 am

Each solution contains one letter at least once, always omitted in the cryptic wordplay of each clue. This letter and…

2499: Entitled trio

27 March 2021 9:00 am

The unclued lights, including three proper nouns (two of two words), consist of three groups of three words of a…

2498: Cross-country

20 March 2021 9:00 am

The unclued lights are all non-words, but each can be resolved into a pair of thematic solutions. Across 1 Game…

2497: Scramble

13 March 2021 9:00 am

Six unclued lights (three of two words) are of a kind, associated with the 16’s 11s, and overseen by 28.…

2496: Depart Paddington

6 March 2021 9:00 am

Clockwise round the grid from 3 run seven dramatis personae; unclued lights give anagrams of two more. The play’s title…

2495: Contrary

27 February 2021 9:00 am

Four unclued lights of a kind, one of two words with an apostrophe, include the theme word. The remaining unclued…

2494: Back to front

20 February 2021 9:00 am

The unclued lights have something in common. None is a real word.   Across 1 Promoted male only editor eclipsed…

2493: Opposites

13 February 2021 9:00 am

Two contrasting film stars allegedly said ‘1A’ (five words) and ‘49/27’ (six words in total). Remaining unclued lights (including one…