Crossword

2565: 3 x 2

23 July 2022

9:00 AM

23 July 2022

9:00 AM

The unclued lights (two single words, one a proper noun, four pairs and one trio) share a certain feature.

 

Across

4 Insightful patient, ever worried (11)

11 Report of joints at hideout in London suburb (7)

12 Instruction to massage deep’s not hard (6)

16 Fears one is concealing crime (5)

19 Escape from hospital, heading off to shelter (7)

23 Alien resident in El Salvador producing ipecac and suchlike (7)

25 Goes easy on the French in tears (7)

30 I came from Rome, my lad, for game (7)

32 Effective contact with cricketer Plunkett (not married) and one child (7)

34 = f…. (4)

35 Theresa demolished plant (3,4)


40 Speak (indistinct speech master banned) (5)

43 Unspecified number off colour in Jerusalem (7)

44 Tiny antlers damaged in passing (11)

 

Down

1 Not reliable working – indefensible (11)

3 Bishop, for example, with quarters in ecclesiastical residence (5)

5 In Cheshire, dense garden (4)

7 Container holds present in it (7)

8 A stiff examination (7)

9 Press hack in loco (4,5)

10 Rancour from 6/3/50 (7)

18 Number clutching newspaper – time for 100m race (6,5)

20 Likely consequence of defective hearing (7)

22 Queen new to palace across river (9)

26 Horse having four gills and nothing else (5)

27 Thick, black liquid company put on table (4,3)

28 Tempts everyone, sure to kick off (7)

29 Fictional detective depressed, carried by horse (7)

33 Cosmic waste encountered by deer heading north (6)

36 A riot lost proportion (5)

38 Forget to mention some from Italy (4)

 

A first prize of £30 for the first correct solution opened on 8 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.

 

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