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31 May 2014

9:00 AM

31 May 2014

9:00 AM

Solvers must create the barred grid for themselves; the resulting grid is symmetrical whichever side is uppermost. When submitting an entry, solvers need not indicate the clue numbers, but must clearly indicate the pattern of eight bars at the centre of the grid which is an example of the theme. This pattern is named as one of the unclued lights which are of a kind and all are shown in Brewer. Ignore three acute accents.

Across

4    Dictator takes Artemis out East – he fears Gaul (11)
11    What about painting wrongly? (7)
12    (6)
13    Trains initially need union backing before long connection by phone
(9, hyphened)
14    First spilt splits (5)
16    Shun prima donna coming back without love (5)
19    Spanish princess belonging to gambling game, almost (7)
21    Complaint about cane (4)
23    Present melody – that’s plain (7)
24    Plant at Llantrisant (4)
25    Sells Alister crackers (7)
30    Six with support for musical effect (7)
31    Intensely dislike Whit over the border (4)
32    I yawn, upsetting logical induction (7)
34    Region of the Near East (4)
35    Hide injured vole in new pen (7)
37    (5)
40    (5)
41    Life-like representation of 25 and 99 (9)
42    (6)
43    Natty old skilled amateur from department 24 (7)
44    Team repents changed verses (11)

Down


1    (11)
2    Old landing-place – landed on in Monopoly? (6)
3    Editor left very pleased – the clown! (5)
5    Roué’s tool (4)
6    Chief for a month without capital in 1 (4)
7    (7)
8    Mineral types mistakenly take one in (7)
9    Sold by druggists with authority about name (9)
10    (7)
15    (5)
17    View work on hostelry about ten (7)
18    Looks back on secret sport reorganisation (11)
20    Corypha charm only half at the right place (7)
22    Diplomats, maybe, from the US? (9)
26    (5)
27    Port Vale squeezes pock-mark (7)
28    Fury giving rise to 34 and jewel (7)
29    (7)
33    (6)
36    (5)
38    Livid Scottish car firm on outskirts of Aberfoyle (4)
39    Wanton upset right on hoop in Scotland (4)

A first prize of £30 for the first correct solution opened on 16 June. There are two runners-up prizes of £20. (UK solvers can choose to receive the latest edition of the Chambers Dictionary instead of cash— ring the word ‘Dictionary’.) Entries to: Crossword 2164, The Spectator, 22 Old Queen Street, London SW1H 9HP. Please allow six weeks for prize delivery.

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