2366: The square

7 July 2018

9:00 AM

7 July 2018

9:00 AM

Three items (one consisting of three words, and two consisting of four words each) read clockwise round the perimeter. Part of their source’s name is given by a light clued without definition; the rest (two words, rendering the 13 in 30) is concealed in one row and should be highlighted. Ignore an accent. Letters in corner squares and those adjacent to them could make SHORTER STUDY.


11    Ordinary church long ago (5, two words)
12    Actually, left out, back in tent (4)
14    Concession by queen for singers (7)
15    Suffering, receiving mixture of nectar and medicinal substance (10)
17    Ghastly, stupid man, no good, expelled (5)
20    Appeal in new car lay in speed (8)
21    Harrier in book, bird of prey (6)
23    Weblike structure in twisted tale (4)
26    Second article in yellow (5)
27    Flinch from question and be indisposed (5)
28    Big lie earlier? Not so (4)
31    Relax after date with a cake (8)
36    Hat in haste raised (5)
38    Discussion opening with mature description of events (10)
39    Articulate nut with weight (7)
40    Annoyance over sauce (5)
41    Knight after ridicule ignoring son (4)
42    Road divided by dry stripe of colour (5)


2    Register area with line relating to intestine (7)
3    Staggering, covering evil up, being playful (10)
4    Mother stopping endless strong language (6)
5    Spade for cutting turf in special way (5)
6    Sailor in ordeal at sea appealing (8)
7    Overexcited sort having time off in Croatia (5)
8    Uniform price for salt (5)
10    Depend on acceptable substitute (4)
16    Small group of cells exists? Granted (5)
18    Blue ink, unknown quantity in tin (4)
19    Dodgy dealer, that voluble person (10)
22    Changing guard for goddess of victory (5)
24    What’s getting about in Perth, spinning below middle of web? (8)
25    Piece of hair in jam (4)
29    Sunshade supplied by partner sheltering artist well (7)
32    Some waiting at exhibition’s entrance (6)
33    Scud before wind in south, low pressure rising (5)
34    Pretty thin wrapping ending in bin (5)
35    King detained by good ascetic (5)
37    Airman cheers for minutes (4)
A first prize of £30 for the first correct solution opened on 23 July. 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 2366, The Spectator, 22 Old Queen Street, London SW1H 9HP. Please allow six weeks for prize delivery.

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