Crossword

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…

2492: Little man

6 February 2021 9:00 am

Unusually this week, one unclued light includes the theme word which can also be linked with all the other unclued…

2491: Recycling

30 January 2021 9:00 am

Ten unclued lights comprise a septet with a common theme.   Across 1 Running article perhaps subject to trial? (7)…

2490: Arrangement

23 January 2021 9:00 am

The unclued lights are all words of a kind arranged into anagrams (all are confirmed in Chambers: one is a…

2489: Fade away

16 January 2021 9:00 am

Each of the unclued lights, (four of two words), individually or as a pair can be linked with an unclued…

2488: Clueless

9 January 2021 9:00 am

The unclued lights (one of two words), when paired, have something in common. Across 5 Fly eggs not at all…

Spectator Christmas party

19 December 2020 9:00 am

At the Spectator Christmas PARTY(90) the TREE (42D) has a FAIRY (22), a STAR (78) and TINSEL strewn around (41,…

2487: Birthday boys II

12 December 2020 9:00 am

December 12th was the birthday of two famous men. Unclued lights (including one of five words, one of two words…

2486: Ghost companions

5 December 2020 9:00 am

In this anniversary year, unclued lights (one of two words) are of a kind. Ignore four accents. Across 1 Regularly…

2485: Triplets

28 November 2020 9:00 am

The unclued lights (all but one either hyphened or of two words) share a distinctive feature. Across 1 Fun and…

2484: Troubled

21 November 2020 9:00 am

The unclued lights are of a kind. Across 9 Go in with force, showing initiative (10) 14 Cast is enormous,…

2483: In my soup

14 November 2020 9:00 am

Unclued lights are defined by extra words in ten clues and are anagrams of ten of a kind. Elsewhere, ignore…

2482: Perm all five

7 November 2020 9:00 am

The unclued lights (one of two words) display a common feature, different in each case. Across 1 Fundamentalist group keeps…

2481: Octet

31 October 2020 9:00 am

19 across (two words) is commonly associated with an octet. Each member of the octet defines one further unclued light.…

2480: Warning

24 October 2020 9:00 am

Solvers should heed a warning when deducing ten symmetrically placed unclued lights (two of three words and one of two…

2479: Shielded

17 October 2020 9:00 am

The unclued lights (one of two words and one hyphened) are of a kind, verifiable in Brewer. Across 10 United…

2478: Namesakes

10 October 2020 9:00 am

Clockwise round the grid from 3 run three song titles (totalling 13 words) with 3D/16 (five words in all) giving…