Crossword

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…

2523: Monstrous regiment

11 September 2021 9:00 am

The unclued Across lights are of a kind when preceded by one word, as are the unclued Down lights (one…

2522: A trifle

4 September 2021 9:00 am

The unclued lights (one hyphened) have nothing in common.   Across 4Author Henry’s daughter perhaps (not a son) making a…

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.…

2520: 5 4 3 2 1

21 August 2021 9:00 am

The unclued lights, two of two words and the others as four pairs, are of a kind.   Across 6…

2519: Not so up-to-date

14 August 2021 9:00 am

One clued solution can precede each unclued light (four of two words and one of three), all to be found…

2518: Make a run for it?

7 August 2021 9:00 am

11 Across (three words) is a phrase suggested by the puzzle’s title explaining how to arrive at the other unclued…

2517: Final line-up

31 July 2021 9:00 am

The unclued lights appeared at the start under the shaded squares reading row by row from top to bottom (two…

2516: Such childish vocabulary

24 July 2021 9:00 am

The nouns from the first sentence of a book (in the ODQ) appear as unclued lights — apart from two.…

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…

2514: Welcome back

10 July 2021 9:00 am

Unclued lights (one of two words, the others paired) are of a kind. Across 7Lace branches left in fruit tree (6)…

2513: Golden anniversary

3 July 2021 9:00 am

1A, on 23 17, 41 1D 8 in this 31 was 21D. This anniversary announcement consists of eleven words and…

Fifty years of The Spectator crossword

3 July 2021 9:00 am

by Tom Johnson aka Doc   During the early spring of 1971, a package of eighteen unsolicited crosswords arrived in…

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…

2511: Changing places

19 June 2021 9:00 am

The 12 unclued lights (one of two words) are somehow paired and one solution in each pair is of a…

2510: Prom session

12 June 2021 9:00 am

Twelve symmetrically disposed unclued entries comprise three distinct interlinked quartets.   Across 1 Precise conjecture about coin-flip, oddly (8) 6…

2509: Current description

5 June 2021 9:00 am

A six-word ‘current description’ (in ODQ) and the name of the author (three words) run clockwise round the perimeter starting…

2508: Grovels

29 May 2021 9:00 am

The unclued lights, (one pair, one hyphened and one of two words) are of a kind. One clue leads to…

2508: Knightly?

22 May 2021 9:00 am

The unclued lights (one of four words) are legendary. Across 9 Broadcast live in Torbay possibly to no avail (10)…

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…

2505: Endgame

8 May 2021 9:00 am

The unclued lights (one hyphened) are of a kind, confirmed in Chambers. Elsewhere, ignore one accent.   Across 1 I…

2504: Collectors’ items

1 May 2021 9:00 am

Clockwise round the peri-meter go two lines of a topical verse, thirteen words altogether. (The barred off square divides the…

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…

2502: Nay-sayers?

17 April 2021 9:00 am

The unclued lights (two of two words) are of a kind, verifiable in Brewer.   Across 4 High-handed relation in…

2501: Delightful

10 April 2021 9:00 am

7 Down has wordplay to only half its grid entry. The undefined part is the first word of a 9-word…