2196: Diverse

31 January 2015

9:00 AM

31 January 2015

9:00 AM

Round the perimeter clockwise goes a place (6) followed by a description of it (10 words, one hyphened) by one of the unclued lights (two words). This description appears in its original language and can be confirmed in its full form in the ODQ. Remaining unclued lights, singly or combined, present five thematic objects which are to be highlighted. Ignore three accents.


10    Stranger nearly rejected tuber (4)
11    Brazilian drug a hit also in Rio, perhaps (9)
13    Divine animal sent back by Liberal president (7)
14    Nick bringing back a stone slab (5)
15    A minor thoroughfare beyond the sea (6)
17    Noble flier went first (6)
20   Woman’s magazine follows Parisian direction (7)
23    Love at no time a big lie (5, hyphened)
27    Tunisian port fellow put in horn (4)
28    Lamb’s brown in meatloaf (US chef’s) (4)
30    Soldier returned and shot gun, getting a bird (8)
37    There’s nothing in an idea to develop US plant (7)
38    Perhaps bank, in service, has developed again (7)
39    Awfully kitsch routine (6)
41    Feeling good, right, in model’s embrace (6)
43    Leave old wolf (5)
44    Alcoholic drink served well, back in shape (7)
45    Dog, it’s said, punctured part of vehicle (9)
46    Biblical figure, base Israeli king, almost (4)


2    Note bars composer had embellished (7)
3    Swollen, but lacking medicine? (6)
4    Type of nut found in chocolate (4)
5    Primate knocked back gold raki, drunk (6)
7    Scottish rabbits in yard at rest, oddly (7)
8    Physicist beginning to yearn keenly (6)
12   Happened to become empty and cruel (6)
16   Say artist took food back for Dickens character (7)
18   Regularly, zealous worker gets purifying liquid (6)
22   What driver wants, new young one (4)
24   A tunic designed for sailors (6)
26   Adult joke’s revolting and fatuous (4)
31   One chap, prosecutor, loudly criticises US suspect? (6,4)
32    Mistress returning like old traveller (7)
33    He also succeeds with heroic works (6)
36    Theologian puts nothing above Bible study information (6)
40    See 31
42    Butter keeps cold, it’s agreed (4)
A first prize of £30 for the first correct solution opened on 16 February. 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 2196, The Spectator, 22 Old Queen Street, London SW1H 9HP. Please allow six weeks for prize delivery.

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