28 February 2015

9:00 AM

28 February 2015

9:00 AM

The unclued Down lights (individually or as a pair) are of a kind in short, as are the unclued Across lights (one of two words) all paired. In short together, they reveal the title of this puzzle.


1    Chap on a demo who is on the boundary (8)
10    Exaggerated details from the needlewoman? (12)
11    Homes of housemistresses (5)
16    Thameslink’s reflection of German girl (4)
17    W.G.’s poorly – such lack of manners (8, hyphened)
21    Gold weight’s around rears of open vehicles (8)
23    Separate variety of nut and drink (7)
25    Two kings drinking one liqueur (3)
26    One and same kerfuffle (3)
29    Nightclub performer’s decorating tool (8)
35    Small and charming cloth cut (4)
38    Zara’s husband can waste time endlessly (7)
39    Knight leaves loo in pain (5)
40    Farewells as spoken in the valleys? (12)
41    Wine store for tradesman, we’re told (6)
42    Dogs having bed in dirty homes (8)


2    Parliament’s last word (4)
3    Fawn jewellery item in church (6)
4    Hemp raincoat, one from Greek isle (6)
5    Drew together having quoted inspiring Monet’s last letter (8)
6    It’s not right ordering attendants (7)
7    De Mille’s mince-ball? (5)
8    Suitor involved in payment to take care of the skin (10)
9    Become exhausted and flag (5)
15   Haul of US student at university? (6, two words)
18   Sleigh went off the rails longitudinally (10)
19   Coheir changes his top for this thief (8)
20   Uncritically admiring film, 10BC, edited to include pity. Not half! (6)
22   Integrity sends Lois mad (9)
24   Word puzzle getting an incorrect and correct mark, reportedly (8)
27   Witch, it would seem, who would read out letter by letter (7)
30   Educational organization once involved with the States (6)
31   Humorist’s a success and trendy (6, two words)
32   Refined room (5)
37   Left individual without company (4)
A first prize of £30 for the first correct solution opened on 16 March. 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 2200, The Spectator, 22 Old Queen Street, London SW1H 9HP. Please allow six weeks for prize delivery.

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