Crossword

2221: Shielded

25 July 2015

9:00 AM

25 July 2015

9:00 AM

The unclued lights are of a kind, verifiable in Brewer. Elsewhere, ignore two accents.
 

Across

 
1    Transfers year-groups (7)
11    Mushroom in cooker and much of the basmati (6)
12    Neighbours character’s hangers-on (7)
14    No Parking in island for Persian king (5)
15    Gamble on a lake drying after rain (5)
17    Powder that’s almost strong (6)
19    Catechism redesigned according to plan (9)
24    Plastic bags from carriages, having nothing new put back in (9, hyphened)
26    Enters hurriedly and attacks damagingly (9, two words)
29    Former hanger-on heard on Wipe Out (7)
30    Tall candlestick around one floor lamp (9)
32    Franciscans working at the chippy, reportedly (6)
33    Monkey eating a bit of hay in island (6)
35    Modern greetings message — one in City Road (5, hyphened)
36    Waspish note on home (5)
39    Attempt to make a basket by those out in the street (7, two words)
40    God accepting obtuse writ (7)
 

Down

 
2    Thriller writer losing a new twin crystal (5)
3    Some moralistic examination (4)
4    Deputy raves about the opposite (9, two words)
5    Tough son gets conned by the listeners (6)
7    Padlocked and mis-shaped (6)
8    Holiday home over the Pond has nothing inside. Disgraceful! (10)
9    True links to estates (8)
10    Suggestions by letter accepting measures lacking date (7)
13    Pepper that’s hot one Arab dissected (8)
18    Do they just show the total when 20? (10)
20    Water from clouds, first missing circuit (8)
25    ‘To bury’ is Mark Antony’s concern (8)
26    Birds fastening French metal hats (7)
27    Survivors caught Lister out (7)
28    Medicine and left-overs brought up to restaurant (6)
31    Man in charge rebuilt audio system (5)
34    Pilgrim has accepted Jihadi instruction, originally (4)
 
A first prize of £30 for the first correct solution opened on 10 August. 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 2221, The Spectator, 22 Old Queen Street, London SW1H 9HP. Please allow six weeks for prize delivery.

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