Crossword

2568: Next door have gone

13 August 2022 9:00 am

The unclued lights, two of two words, and including four pairs using two of the unclued lights twice, are of…

2567: Stop!

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…

2566: Somewhere XII

30 July 2022 9:00 am

Somewhere in 23D 30 July is important. Remaining unclued lights (including two pairs and a trio) give the place’s capital…

2565: 3 x 2

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.  …

2564: Sea monster

16 July 2022 9:00 am

Five unclued lights are descriptions of another (four words), from another, by another (two words). Elsewhere, ignore one accent.  …

2563: Areas for development

9 July 2022 9:00 am

11 Across (two words) suggests the other unclued lights, which are all one-word anagrams of words of a kind (one…

2562: Clear view but no vowels

2 July 2022 9:00 am

The cryptic title of this week’s crossword leads to a five-letter representation of the theme. The unclued lights include two…

2561: PORTS

25 June 2022 9:00 am

Six unclued entries comprise systematically ordered non-words thematically linked by a normal entry, itself unclued.   Across 1 Awaiting consideration,…

2560: Obit VI

18 June 2022 9:00 am

Clockwise round the grid from 7 run the names (8,5,3,3,8,3,8,7,7) of six members of a winning set, the other three…

2559: Platinum upgrade

11 June 2022 9:00 am

Reading clockwise around the perimeter are six theme words, in random order, one of which starts in square 38. The…

2558: Blonde, 78

4 June 2022 9:00 am

Unclued lights can be grouped into three triplets, each associated in a different sense with a keyword to be discovered,…

2557: Heroes

28 May 2022 9:00 am

Clockwise round the grid from a point to be determined run the names of four knights (2,5,5,5,5,8,5,3) followed by what…

2556: Recent origins

21 May 2022 9:00 am

The unclued entries have something in common, and are the most recent of their type. One umlaut should be ignored…

2555: 6 x 2 mixtures

14 May 2022 9:00 am

The unclued lights (one of two words) can be resolved into six pairs, in some way related. Ignore one acute…

2554: Going, going…

7 May 2022 9:00 am

The unclued lights, including one of two words, are of a kind, all confirmed in Chambers. A further example (4)…

2553: Island alien

30 April 2022 9:00 am

The unclued lights (15 words in total) are to be arranged to provide a definition from Chambers of one of…

2552: 😀

23 April 2022 9:00 am

Eight unclued entries comprise four pairs whose thematic ordering is provided by 3, 31, 37 and 41.   Across 1…

2551: Madness

16 April 2022 9:00 am

Unclued lights (including two of two words) suggest nine words (all in Chambers) starting with the same four-letter word that…

2550: Shorties

9 April 2022 9:00 am

The unclued lights and eight clued without thematic definition are of a kind, expressly confirmed in a section of Chambers.…

2549: Obscurity

2 April 2022 9:00 am

Doc writes: This is Columba’s last puzzle for The Spectator which we are pleased to publish now, three years after…

2548: Poem VII

26 March 2022 9:00 am

Unclued lights are nine words taken from a poem whose first three words (as quoted in ODQ) will appear in…

2547: Ascending order

19 March 2022 9:00 am

The (unrelated) unclued lights (one of three words, four of two words, (one with an apostrophe), one pair and two…

2546: Picture book

12 March 2022 9:00 am

43 (two words) created 1A (four words) and 3 10 14 (seven words). The latter inspired 17 30, whose work…

2545: With a twist

5 March 2022 9:00 am

41 (four words) suggests the other unclued lights – which are individual examples (not group names) of a kind –…

2544: Fives

26 February 2022 9:00 am

Clues lead to 5-letter solutions. Each set of ten clues is presented in alphabetical order of the solutions. Correct positioning…