Crossword

2306: Instruction

22 April 2017

9:00 AM

22 April 2017

9:00 AM

‘21D/14’ (four words in total) is an instruction (in ODQ) with which solvers will comply by inserting the remaining unclued lights. The source of the instruction will appear diagonally in the completed grid and must be shaded.
 

Across

1    Brand of amplifier adopted by meetings (7)
5    Electronic device university dumped (obsolete calculator) (7)
9    Giant devoured no Australian (4)
11    Mental case atop very Scottish plants and trees (10)
17    First among toreadors spots bull (5)
18    Maybe Sackville-West carries the oil container (5)
20    Corrupt district repelled oxygen supplier (7)
21    Criminal is angry divulging system of symbols (7)
23    Rind stranger cut off? (7)
25    Granny from Norway punching fool (5)
28    Certifiers of deeds wanting new seals (7)
32    Masseurs without number abandoned hypnosis (7)
34    A fish swimming beside an Iranian city (7)
38    Puddle behind aged moralist (5)
39    Unpleasant huge bird starts to kill yearlings (5)
40    Tree shelters drunkards and young thug (6)
41    Groom is cool (4)
42    I come with choir performing high burlesque (10, hyphened)
44    Liveliness of intern dancing with associate (7)
45    Newt capers: bounds off sideways (7)
 

Down

2    Review elevated specially trained horse (5)
3    Bones of bourgeois Chian (6)
4    Girl in trouble priest visits (5)
6    Fever in LA problem nun catches (7)
7    Lapwings and songbirds traversing a lot of sheep (6)
8    Cramps rigorous research covers (9)
10    Regiment crushed heartless coterie (6)
13    Plant on top of completed shed (7)
15    Quality of eggs Virginia used in cooking lesson (8)
16    Woman Pabulum grumbles about (5)
19    Italian keeps top tub overflowing (8)
22    Possibly a horse and a rider? (7)
26    Up-beat Zoroastrians head off (5)
27    One sick pasha gets over one speech problem (7)
29    Cardinal without evil is no strain (7)
31    Struggle by newt because caught (6)
35    Belief in deity lifting old lady (5)
36    Huge expanse of acne treated (5)
37    Motor yacht with lamp that’s rubbish! (5, two words)
 
A first prize of £30 for the first correct solution opened on 8 May. 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 2306, The Spectator, 22 Old Queen Street, London SW1H 9HP. Please allow six weeks for prize delivery.

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