Pabulum

2524: Spelean II

18 September 2021 9:00 am

Clockwise round the grid from 20 runs a quotation minus one word (1,2,4,4,4,1,4,1,5,4,4,9) followed by an honest servant’s name. Unclued…

2521: Leading question

28 August 2021 9:00 am

Unclued lights can be arranged so that, preceded by ‘What is’, they form a question whose answer solvers must shade.…

2515: Paragon

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…

2512: Impertinence

26 June 2021 9:00 am

Clockwise round the grid from 34 run the answers (6,6,5, 11,4,3,7,4) (one hyphened) to eight riddles followed by the riddler’s…

2506: Summer’s voice

15 May 2021 9:00 am

Ten unclued lights (including four pairs) are of a kind. Ignore two hyphens and an apostrophe. What could have induced…

2503: Applery

24 April 2021 9:00 am

Six unclued lights are the names of traditional English county towns with one letter misprinted so as to form new…

2496: Depart Paddington

6 March 2021 9:00 am

Clockwise round the grid from 3 run seven dramatis personae; unclued lights give anagrams of two more. The play’s title…

2493: Opposites

13 February 2021 9:00 am

Two contrasting film stars allegedly said ‘1A’ (five words) and ‘49/27’ (six words in total). Remaining unclued lights (including one…

2487: Birthday boys II

12 December 2020 9:00 am

December 12th was the birthday of two famous men. Unclued lights (including one of five words, one of two words…

2483: In my soup

14 November 2020 9:00 am

Unclued lights are defined by extra words in ten clues and are anagrams of ten of a kind. Elsewhere, ignore…

2478: Namesakes

10 October 2020 9:00 am

Clockwise round the grid from 3 run three song titles (totalling 13 words) with 3D/16 (five words in all) giving…

2475: Poem VI

19 September 2020 9:00 am

Unclued lights are ten words taken from a poem quoted in ODQ. The poet’s name (two words) will appear diagonally…

2469: Breadth

8 August 2020 9:00 am

Unclued lights are anagrams of Shakespearean characters. These lights are defined by surplus words in eight clues. Across 1 Recreational…

2466: Gender bender

18 July 2020 9:00 am

Clockwise round the grid from 11 run, in chronological order, the titles (7,7,7,9,2,8,2,10) of five works by an author whose…

2460: Sleaze

6 June 2020 9:00 am

The same word appears as seven headwords in Chambers. Unclued lights (including two pairs and one of three words, one…

2457: Beginning

16 May 2020 9:00 am

Unclued lights (including one of two words) suggest a section of a sequence whose final member will appear in the…

2451: Cretinous

4 April 2020 9:00 am

Unclued lights are anagrams of ten of a kind. Elsewhere, ignore an accent. Across 9 A model cure fixed skin…

2448: Issues

14 March 2020 9:00 am

Four pairs of unclued lights (17/5, 22/27, 29/31 and 8/26) form anagrams of the titles (one hyphened, three of three…

2442: Don’t nod

1 February 2020 9:00 am

Eight unclued lights are of a kind with the 3 of the 30. Elsewhere, ignore two accents.   Across 1   …

2439: More nuts

11 January 2020 9:00 am

‘10/17’ give the first three words of a statement (in ODQ) made by a famous 48/21. His works include 1A/23D…

2433: House and garden

9 November 2019 9:00 am

Across unclued lights (one of two words) combine with down ones to suggest the surnames of four famous English painters;…

2430: Petite traveller

19 October 2019 9:00 am

19 October marks a milestone (hinted at by 19/26/20) for a person whose real forenames are given by 1A (three…

2424: Poem V

7 September 2019 9:00 am

1A (four words) and 44 (four words) are quotations from the first verse of a poem (in ODQ). Five remaining…

2421: Tina

17 August 2019 9:00 am

‘40/37/1A’, as he has been called, was born in 28 (two words) and died in 30/36. He was a reluctant…

2415: The limit

6 July 2019 9:00 am

1A (hyphened) suggests a word which, with changes to its 7D 33, becomes the four other words (including a name)…