2333: Unchangeable

28 October 2017

9:00 AM

28 October 2017

9:00 AM

One unclued light is a three-word phrase indicating the way in which each of the answers to clues in italics must be entered in the grid. Definitions of resulting entries are supplied by unclued lights.


1    Fissure filled with new toxic substance
12    See a signal, admitting hesitation, only returning for electronic device (10, two words)
13    Nymph’s love declared (5)
14    Habitual response in part I concealed
15    Correct about actress Welch producing crazed effect (10)
16    Fatigue involved in feverish attack (7, hyphened)
22    Come into trendy hotel with revolutionary flag (7)
23    Artist, minor, lacking power (4)
24    Secret about commune, one of doubtful respectability (7)
26    London area for instance within reach, not unknown (7, two words)
30    Northern language about god (4)
31    Old boy, minister to watch (7)
34    Tribunal’s corruption accepted (4)
36    Sentry taking detective in quickly (7)
39    Capsule carried by spy in assembly (7)
40    Reportedly throws barbs (5)
41    Birds damaged locket case (10)
43    Gods deserted one


2    Climbing mound, beloved place
3    Escape notice in vigil? (5)
4    Skating area guarded by officer in khaki (7, two words)
5    Nodded head on date nervously (7)
6    Oppose fiend, united with odd members of gang (6)
7    Piece of armour from institute wrapped in fabric (6)
8    Approaches not specified to receive attention (5)
9    Dabbling teal, timid, sent flapping (13)
10    Source of encouragement, doctor with honour indeed rising in list (13, hyphened)
11    Enzyme in pipe restricted by fat, not good (9)
17    Confusion in turnover? (3)
18    Force company to supply dyestuff (5)
21    Opening number stopping bad riot (5)
25    Time in uniform passed quietly
27    Enormous city overthrown and reformed (3)
28    Fan showing support, following county endlessly (7)
29    Crust in layer marked with spots (7)
32    Show energy failing around noon (6)
35    Two with reason having day off (5)
37    Expel for example unruly set (5)
A first prize of £30 for the first correct solution opened on 13 November. 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 2333, The Spectator, 22 Old Queen Street, London SW1H 9HP. Please allow six weeks for prize delivery

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