Crossword

2513: Golden anniversary

3 July 2021

9:00 AM

3 July 2021

9:00 AM

1A, on 23 17, 41 1D 8 in this 31 was 21D. This anniversary announcement consists of eleven words and includes an apostrophe. Each group of coloured squares reveals a name of one of the team, past or present. One blue square does double duty as it overlaps a green square too. Doc compiled the grid and three clues. Pabulum, Lavatch, Mr Magoo and Fieldfare shared the remainder between them.

Across

9 Caesar’s journey through Iceni territory (4)

11 Undecided where to paraglide? (10, four words)

12 Swats young bee eludes (4)

14 Feel fond of fighting terrible Tom (6, two words)

16 Cartoon canine is present joy ultimately (5)

20 Men, indeed disciples, saying prayers (7)

21 US mountain or alp blessed by Persian poet? (7)

24 Medium river not quite so long (5)

25 Gallic goats stink unless carefully sluiced initially (5)

27 Set aside weapon carried by English vessel (7)

30 Prompted again to keep shilling that’s saved (7)

32 Swallows cool and hot drinks (7)


36 In Germany, many contend with the French (5)

37 Clergyman’s inconclusive part of book (5)

38 Mind taking road driven together (6)

39 Ruler about to make old lines (4)

40 Say more about king in exile (10)

42 Strewth! Canute chewed conker? (13, two words)

Down

2 Mighty old sore (5)

3 I find this delicious maid from school (6, hyphened)

4 Cube having elevation without depth ultimately (5)

5 St Paul’s destination, travelling to China (7)

6 Suspect is heard with better coverage (7)

7 Tripe and ham: the reverse of game? (6)

10 Equivalent skin coloration cheers horse (10)

13 The old piercing violin went wrong (7)

15 ‘Request’ boffin’s job (8)

18 Clinical patients being treated, I see (10)

19 Napoleon’s engineer given uniform to check supply of food boxes (8)

22 Olympian satisfied tucking into venison (7)

26 Hail damages leaves around treetop (7)

28 As team has lost its last two, I start to cry (7)

29 Mountaineer perhaps losing head and falling (6)

33 One revered a college, having gone up (5)

34 This, round, is able to girdle Earth? (5)

35 Recipe needing kiln to be very hot (5)

A first prize of £30 for the first correct solution opened on 19 July. There are two runners-up prizes of £20. Please scan or photograph entries and email them (including the crossword number in the subject field) to crosswords@spectator.co.uk – the dictionary prize is not available. We will accept postal entries again at some point.

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