Crossword

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…

2495: Contrary

27 February 2021 9:00 am

Four unclued lights of a kind, one of two words with an apostrophe, include the theme word. The remaining unclued…

2494: Back to front

20 February 2021 9:00 am

The unclued lights have something in common. None is a real word.   Across 1 Promoted male only editor eclipsed…

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…

2492: Little man

6 February 2021 9:00 am

Unusually this week, one unclued light includes the theme word which can also be linked with all the other unclued…

2491: Recycling

30 January 2021 9:00 am

Ten unclued lights comprise a septet with a common theme.   Across 1 Running article perhaps subject to trial? (7)…

2490: Arrangement

23 January 2021 9:00 am

The unclued lights are all words of a kind arranged into anagrams (all are confirmed in Chambers: one is a…

2489: Fade away

16 January 2021 9:00 am

Each of the unclued lights, (four of two words), individually or as a pair can be linked with an unclued…

2488: Clueless

9 January 2021 9:00 am

The unclued lights (one of two words), when paired, have something in common. Across 5 Fly eggs not at all…

Spectator Christmas party

19 December 2020 9:00 am

At the Spectator Christmas PARTY(90) the TREE (42D) has a FAIRY (22), a STAR (78) and TINSEL strewn around (41,…

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…

2486: Ghost companions

5 December 2020 9:00 am

In this anniversary year, unclued lights (one of two words) are of a kind. Ignore four accents. Across 1 Regularly…

2485: Triplets

28 November 2020 9:00 am

The unclued lights (all but one either hyphened or of two words) share a distinctive feature. Across 1 Fun and…

2484: Troubled

21 November 2020 9:00 am

The unclued lights are of a kind. Across 9 Go in with force, showing initiative (10) 14 Cast is enormous,…

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…

2482: Perm all five

7 November 2020 9:00 am

The unclued lights (one of two words) display a common feature, different in each case. Across 1 Fundamentalist group keeps…

2481: Octet

31 October 2020 9:00 am

19 across (two words) is commonly associated with an octet. Each member of the octet defines one further unclued light.…

2480: Warning

24 October 2020 9:00 am

Solvers should heed a warning when deducing ten symmetrically placed unclued lights (two of three words and one of two…

2479: Shielded

17 October 2020 9:00 am

The unclued lights (one of two words and one hyphened) are of a kind, verifiable in Brewer. Across 10 United…

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…

2477: Rendezvous

3 October 2020 9:00 am

The unclued entries, all across, are unconnected words from Chambers. Each requires a letter added to render them thematic, and…

2476: Playtime

26 September 2020 9:00 am

The ten unclued lights (one of two words and hyphened) consist of two themes which can be resolved into five…

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…

2474: Love me do

12 September 2020 9:00 am

31 3 worked for the 43 of 21. The 43 of 34 got him for 24 35 and sent him…

2473: May

5 September 2020 9:00 am

The unclued lights (two of two words) are of a kind. Across 12 To make sense of Sun puzzle, many…