Crossword

2303: Great 32

1 April 2017

9:00 AM

1 April 2017

9:00 AM

The puzzle marks the centenary of the death of a person whose name is formed by two unclued lights. Five unclued lights (three of which consist of two words each) are titles of 24 by the person in question.
 

Across

1    Language in queue around noon (5)
11    Fly low and pass round lake (10)
13    Gets excited about good idea to produce aubergines (9)
15    Growl resounded around (4)
16    Specific attempt to restrict drip (7)
17    Empty space behind label apart from mark like a birthmark (7)
18    Cross and tense, short of time (3)
19    Hibiscus, some arranged completely in line (10, two words)
21    Old vinegar in bottles I left (5)
27    Fever uncertain? Not very (4)
28    Plaster saint for example retreating thus (5)
30    Skill reflected in cross by front of long eastern portico (10)
33    Sailor entertaining English and Scottish grandchildren (3)
35    Cryptic code with peculiar propriety (7)
36    Discourteous old knight lay next to one (7)
37    Replica sword (4)
38    Own up about sign outside college field (9, two words)
39    Landholder ordered a means test (10)
40    Run over and soak groove (7)
41    Bury some faint errors (5)
 

Down

3    Depict, as mosaic, demon and hail (6)
5    Study as taken up and adjusted (5)
6    Workers on railway line in chains (8)
7    Gain ground, grasping ordinary anatomical points (5)
8    Giant alien element (5)
9    Owl from elm once distracted student (14, hyphened)
10    Poor people lacking book to identify moths (6)
12    Each section in small pasture (6)
14    Tear away corrupt values (6)
22    Air old broadcast relating to gulls (6)
23    Bristly plant acceptable with waste (8)
25    Rapacious purpose raised with one in charge (8)
26    Rising crime, difficulty for sport (6)
29    Demand nearly securing share of plate (6)
34    Musical, endlessly wicked, followed by cheers (5)
35    Silent day before game? Not right (5)
 
A first prize of £30 for the first correct solution opened on 17 April. 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 2303, The Spectator, 22 Old Queen Street, London SW1H 9HP. Please allow six weeks for prize delivery.

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