Pabulum

2295: Juicy

4 February 2017 9:00 am

An unclued light is a name shared by two persons, one of whom is fictional. Remaining unclued lights give names…

to 2292: Discovery

4 February 2017 9:00 am

Thematic names are 1A/22 and 25/34, author of The Double Helix: A Personal Account of the Discovery of the Structure…

2290: Timely II

29 December 2016 3:00 pm

Clockwise round the grid from 11 run three trios (8,4,6,5,9,3,5,8,4), each trio combining to suggest the same word. A trio…

to 2288: Housey-housey

29 December 2016 3:00 pm

Unclued lights are names of PARLIAMENTS.  First prize Judith Bevis, NewportRunners-up Hilda Ball, Belfast; Michael Grocott, Loughborough Got something to…

to 2279: Where it’s at II

15 October 2016 9:00 am

The name was The Spectator. THESP (SARAH BERNHARDT: 37/19), EC (EAST CENTRAL: 36/20), TAT (HEMPEN MATTING: 5/15) and OR (LOGIC…

2282: Timely

15 October 2016 9:00 am

Clockwise round the grid from 21 runs a timely quotation (9,5,3,5,2,7,3,11,5) (in ODQ) followed by the initials of its author,…

2279: Where it’s at II

24 September 2016 9:00 am

Four pairs of unclued lights suggest the constituent parts of a name (two words). Elsewhere, ignore three accents. Across 1   …

to 2276: Iron Man

24 September 2016 9:00 am

Clues with misprints were 16, 22, 24 and 34 Across and 2, 3, 6, 26, 31 and 36 Down. Corrections…

to 2270: Hard

13 August 2016 9:00 am

Seven unclued lights were names of VERSE-MEN (22) minus one letter: VI(R)GIL (1A), BRO(O)KE (15A), BRID(G)ES (16), DON(N)E (9), S(P)ENDER…

2273: Numbers

13 August 2016 9:00 am

Clockwise round the perimeter from 3 run the titles of three items (1, 6, 3, 1, 4, 2, 1, 4,…

2270: Hard

23 July 2016 9:00 am

Seven unclued lights (all real words) are names of 22 (hyphened) minus one letter. The missing letters give GROWN-UP.  …

2264: The A-Team

11 June 2016 8:00 am

Six unclued lights, the sixth spelt in its original way, are members of a team proclaimed dramatically at a venue…

To 2261: Long Jump

11 June 2016 8:00 am

Clifton Fadiman wrote that cheese was ‘MILK’S LEAP TOWARDS IMMORTALITY’ (3/4/18). The remaining unclued lights (16, 21, 25, 35, 44…

2261: Long jump

21 May 2016 9:00 am

Six unclued lights are examples of ‘3/4/18’ (four words in total, ignore an apostrophe), a quotation (in ODQ) whose author’s…

To 2258: Perimetrical jigsaw

21 May 2016 9:00 am

The perimeter quotation is from L.P. Hartley’s The Go-Between, in which Leo, Marian and Ted are the main characters. First…