Fieldfare

2298: NOᴎ

25 February 2017 9:00 am

The unclued lights (one of two words), correctly paired, are of a kind and are defective in the same way.…

2288: Housey-housey

26 November 2016 9:00 am

The unclued lights (ignore two apostrophes and an umlaut) are of a kind, as verified in Brewer.   Across 1   …

to 2285: Characterful

26 November 2016 9:00 am

The theme word was China, the Mandarin Chinese word for which is Zhongguo (the pinyin transliteration of 中国). Unclued lights…

to 2281: Fail

29 October 2016 9:00 am

Extra letters in clues form the phrase BITE THE DUST. Thematically created entries at 10, 11, 19, 29 and 34…

2284: Shocking!

29 October 2016 9:00 am

Unclued lights consist of a quotation (in ODQ), its speaker and source, and a synonym (one hyphened) of each of…

2266: 587

25 June 2016 4:00 am

Around the perimeter starting at one corner run two lines of a verse (ten words). Two unclued lights give the…

To 2263: Hurry

25 June 2016 4:00 am

Corrections of misprints in clues give STEP ON THE GAS, indicating the unclued lights in each of four columns in…

2255: In the pink

9 April 2016 9:00 am

Four unclued lights (eight words in all) form a phrase describing an activity. The other unclued lights give the author,…

To 2252: Writer deploys me

9 April 2016 9:00 am

The works were Striding Folly (anagram of 11/22), Whose Body? (36/1D), The Nine Tailors (2/48), Strong Poison (9/30) and Gaudy…

The works

12 December 2015 9:00 am

Along the top and bottom rows of the grid runs a seasonal quotation of 11 words. 81 clues contain a…

2231: On the side

3 October 2015 9:00 am

Unclued lights (three of two words; ignore one apostrophe) may be grouped to form a related triad.   Across  …

To 2228: Unfair

3 October 2015 9:00 am

GRASSHOPPERS (9) of ZURICH (30) is a team that plays football — not cricket, as indicated by corrections of misprints…

2219: Keep going

11 July 2015 9:00 am

Unclued lights (one of three words) are of a kind, as suggested by the title.   Across   7    Mostly…

To 2216: Riddle

11 July 2015 9:00 am

Films starring AUDREY HEPBURN (4 29) include MY FAIR LADY, BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S, SABRINA FAIR and ROMAN HOLIDAY in the perimeter, and…

2192: Never again

3 January 2015 9:00 am

Eight unclued lights are of a kind; as is, fancifully, the ninth. Across 6    Hurry up to fill space with…

To 2190: Petra

3 January 2015 9:00 am

‘ROCK OF AGES CLEFT FOR ME’ (1D/19) is a work by AUGUSTUS TOPLADY (18/13). ELIZABETH WINDSOR (4A/26) and MICHELLE OBAMA…

2186: From the off

1 November 2014 9:00 am

Unclued lights (two of two words and one doing double duty), singly or paired, reveal some that are to be…

To 2183: Group theory

1 November 2014 9:00 am

Extra letters in clues plus 1A give ‘the separation of philosophers into sages and cranks’, an extract from a quotation…