Crossword

2557: Heroes

28 May 2022 9:00 am

Clockwise round the grid from a point to be determined run the names of four knights (2,5,5,5,5,8,5,3) followed by what…

2556: Recent origins

21 May 2022 9:00 am

The unclued entries have something in common, and are the most recent of their type. One umlaut should be ignored…

2555: 6 x 2 mixtures

14 May 2022 9:00 am

The unclued lights (one of two words) can be resolved into six pairs, in some way related. Ignore one acute…

2554: Going, going…

7 May 2022 9:00 am

The unclued lights, including one of two words, are of a kind, all confirmed in Chambers. A further example (4)…

2553: Island alien

30 April 2022 9:00 am

The unclued lights (15 words in total) are to be arranged to provide a definition from Chambers of one of…

2552: 😀

23 April 2022 9:00 am

Eight unclued entries comprise four pairs whose thematic ordering is provided by 3, 31, 37 and 41.   Across 1…

2551: Madness

16 April 2022 9:00 am

Unclued lights (including two of two words) suggest nine words (all in Chambers) starting with the same four-letter word that…

2550: Shorties

9 April 2022 9:00 am

The unclued lights and eight clued without thematic definition are of a kind, expressly confirmed in a section of Chambers.…

2549: Obscurity

2 April 2022 9:00 am

Doc writes: This is Columba’s last puzzle for The Spectator which we are pleased to publish now, three years after…

2548: Poem VII

26 March 2022 9:00 am

Unclued lights are nine words taken from a poem whose first three words (as quoted in ODQ) will appear in…

2547: Ascending order

19 March 2022 9:00 am

The (unrelated) unclued lights (one of three words, four of two words, (one with an apostrophe), one pair and two…

2546: Picture book

12 March 2022 9:00 am

43 (two words) created 1A (four words) and 3 10 14 (seven words). The latter inspired 17 30, whose work…

2545: With a twist

5 March 2022 9:00 am

41 (four words) suggests the other unclued lights – which are individual examples (not group names) of a kind –…

2544: Fives

26 February 2022 9:00 am

Clues lead to 5-letter solutions. Each set of ten clues is presented in alphabetical order of the solutions. Correct positioning…

2543: Parts of speech

19 February 2022 9:00 am

Unclued lights form a progressive set, plus the name of the speaker.   Across 1 Talk shortly about present-day veg…

2542: Wider II

12 February 2022 9:00 am

Nine unclued lights (all real words) are the names of 35A with one letter misprinted. The correct letters match those…

2541: Beastly

5 February 2022 9:00 am

The unclued lights are to be resolved into four (unrelated, non-thematic) phrases which share a common format.   Across 12…

2540: Recycling components

29 January 2022 9:00 am

Eight unclued lights, arranged symmetrically, comprise two quartets, one of which makes the other go round.   Across 1 How…

2539: Wider

22 January 2022 9:00 am

Six unclued lights (all real words) are the names of 35/26 minus one letter. The missing letters match those that…

2535: Green light! Cross!

15 January 2022 9:00 am

In this pangrammatical puzzle, the unclued lights are of a kind near 21A. Ignore all accents.   Across 7 Fresh…

2537: My Lord!

8 January 2022 9:00 am

A 21-word exchange appears (apart from two words) in nine unclued entries. The other unclued entry specifies one of the…

Dectet

18 December 2021 9:00 am

Ten pairs of unclued lights give the names of people whose 89 was ‘50D/2A’ (six words in total). They include…

2536: At rest

11 December 2021 9:00 am

Unclued lights are three sets of three words of a kind, along with a name which connects them all (two…

2535: Triplets

4 December 2021 9:00 am

The unclued lights, all nouns or verb forms (one is a hyphened plural), include a common feature different in all…

2534: Off-pitch

27 November 2021 9:00 am

Eight unclued lights (four of two words) are of a kind.   Across 1 False prophet faces interjection, perhaps (12,…