Crossword

2515: Paragon

17 July 2021

9:00 AM

17 July 2021

9:00 AM

Unclued lights (including three of two words and two pairs) suggest various versions of a name given by a pair of successive clued lights which solvers must shade. Elsewhere, ignore an accent.

Across

12 Excited oxen pressing round me in poet’s garment (7)

13 Minotaur’s cross (3)

15 Believer in divine wisdom shows photo she shot (8)

17 Methuselahs could muster here, aged and eccentric (5)

18 Aviator Sully crosses Ireland endlessly (7)

21 Rescue blighted cactus (6)

24 Pope unrefined in speech (5)

27 Jack perhaps in jacket (5)

28 Fiddlesticks producing two notes (4)

29 Old rhino close to hen in farm (4)

30 Silver and bird get on together (5)

32 Artificial leg only Papa sports (5)

38 Fishes leaping the weirs (6)


41 Twice present in Utopia? (7)

42 Men with tent spending year going round county town (5)

43 Customer’s ten lilac shifts (8)

44 Water surrounding large fortified dwelling (4)

45 Idiot (brains left out) (3)

46 Poet’s appearance alienating institute (7)

47 Marine with new fishing-net (4)

Across

3 Ravel lead-ins went lentissimo (7)

4 Run outside (5)

5 Some Morisco hogging shellfish (5)

6 Native of Japan erected tower for storing mayonnaises (6)

7 Woman, widow of John, painter (5)

8 Brutal lout ducks after climbing fence (5)

10 Close friend in tree atop ladder (13, two words)

11 Bod sent to consultant: sick welfare worker losing weight and not woke (8)

19 Feralized horse with no time for toddy cat (6)

20 Plants fine on sandy ridge (6)

22 Spread in seaside town (not high tea) (4)

23 Chlorine-free wine gets historical award (4)

25 Pancake smuggler builds a little fire (8)

26 Expert female first put on the best cosmetic (9, two words)

31 Loan one’s got ready for poets (7)

33 Variable composer Charlie Orpiment? (6)

35 Bus number? (5)

37 More mousey mouse is nameless (5)

40 Behold the cycling serf! (5)

A first prize of £30 for the first correct solution opened on 2 August. 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. Apologies that there may be a delay in sending out prizes at present.

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