2567: Stop!

6 August 2022

9:00 AM

6 August 2022

9:00 AM

The unclued lights (including two pairs, one of which is three words, and one single light of three words) are of a kind, as found pleasingly in Brewer. Ignore three accents and one apostrophe.


1 Reveal details of ride in car with open top (4,3,3,3)

9 City is enormous, endlessly gloomy (4)

11 Ivied ruin falls over, by God’s law (4,6)

16 Landed fine, using pre-euro notes (5)

17 Cooks up black paints (5)

20 Spy agency recruiting old assistant last to hide bugs (7)

21 Hairy coats regularly end up in African city (7)

23 Unpleasantly loud jewellery worn by a queen (7)

24 Halfway up on mountain: one at most, in Italy (2,3)

25 Fine compost, almost tons (5)

30 Bag item loosely in a storage unit (7)

32 Religious Persian’s cry of pleasure during snack (7)

37 Very small as an adolescent? (5)

38 Put fizz into one Scottish scold (6)

39 Next in line to broadcast on radio (4)

41 Satisfy French girl no end (4)

42 Dance step is shamble, after stiff drink (6,7)


1 Money in lounge, yen (5)

3 Happening long ago, a single item of news? (6)

4 So tense, having fungus (5)

5 Left where they speak Spanish, head off to get new wordbook (7)

6 Acid is a disaster for this plant (7)

7 Inlets: one dropped in wades across (6)

10 Like a passage in Paul, scarier translated out of English (10)

13 Drinks in sailor’s eyes (7)

15 Start to tuck into supper, say – lout eats this? (4,4)

21 Pigment both light and very dark (9)

22 Terrifying as his gore spurts (7)

26 Tidy bill for aerofoil (7)

28 Manage severe trembling with oxygen (7)

29 Try to catch goddess in Indian trap (6)

31 Something baked in Georgia meal acceptable (6)

33 Measures of drink good to overcome troubles (5)

34 Sacks over this short foot (5)

35 Transport in series (5)

A first prize of £30 for the first correct solution opened on 22 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, or post to: Crossword 2567, The Spectator, 22 Old Queen Street, London SW1H 9HP. Please allow six weeks for prize delivery. The dictionary prize is not available at present.

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