No.54 December 2019

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Across
1 Envelope torn apart with passion within indicates calculation (6,4,3)
10 Snake put in charge of jelly (5)
11 Bar for male relations? (4-2-3)
12 Hun takes the helm, they say (6)
13 Kelly’s blend of DNA? (4,4)
15 Dogs Russian – yes, at church – avoids taking in head of Diocese (10)
16 Pence follows this to be right as… (4)
19 …yes, a theatrical picnic (4)
20 Director Mike’s first alarm was the sound following Rudolph? (6,4)
22 Stands with bits of wood in the vicinity (6,2)
24 British vehicles can be cruel (6)
26 Old city splitting at time of birth, of course (9)
27 Previous lag of energy x lightspeed now activated! (2-3)
28 Causes up and down movement, relatively speaking – and that’s all there is to it! (4,4,5)
Down
2 Some capital marks of approval follow Lydon’s band not going down the tubes? (9)
3 Singer’s notes pursue avocado without fuss (8)
4 Sodium ‘as infiltrated space agency (4)
5 Side with O’Neill to make flax seed extract (7,3)
6 Metal with Mâyâ moved back one place in Ira Levin novel (6)
7 Roger’s follower of almost Scarlet company (5)
8 Sally giving a talk over lunch? (5,8)
9 Recombine 1 to get the same end result (6,4,3)
14 Peel a sleepy brown bear? Could make a racket (10)
17 I deform “99% fat-free”, all the same (9)
18 1 and 9 make this thing partly right for a youngster (8)
21 Avoids protests over losing energy (6)
23 The beginning of Nitro Circus? (5)
25 Colourist is awful, they say (4)

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Across
1 Saint Uriah may be fleeced (5)
4 Pilots, perhaps, losing right to be parachutists? (9)
9 Overrate love for Muse (5)
10 Appraisers of 1,000,000,000,000,000,000 diggers? (9)
11 Traitor and revolutionary make a high pitched sound when moving in one direction (10)
15 Knows instinctively that Eskimos drink Tango (7)
16 Hoofed every second on a chalky hill – could even make a square dance (7)
17 Mild expletive obtains devices (7)
19 Bad day for Caesar after Prince makes sodium chloride, etc (7)
20 Advanced break in early 70s rock music, I hear (10)
24 The result of a ballet dancer going for a 21? (9)
25 Tongue bone covered greeting internally (5)
26 She’ll be right now trucks don’t start (2,7)
27 Rudolph holding deer’s nose – red, naturally (5)
Down
1 Hear bandages worn by types of 1 across (10)
2 Teach giving Times for Time; retrospective about bird has precision (10)
3 One who favours an individual’s right of decision (and 4 down?) (3-7)
4 Wonderful asset we abandoned (5,2)
5 A h-hyena might be agreeing, or not (4,3)
6 Is bismuth found in wader? (4)
7 Solvers, as some say, are examples of 1 across (4)
8 Help duck – not 4 down, but not bad (2-2)
12 The right conditions to give a ring, I’m told, to a leading 1 across? (10)
13 Johnny B. heard playing a song by Spandau Ballet? 4 down! (4,2,4)
14 I am nonchalantly hanging around Germany in a unilateral manner (3-7)
18 Titters about operatic climaxes (7)
19 E.g. Goths despoiled 1 across that aren’t yet 1 down (7)
21 Rotate nails, heels over head (4)
22 Power line to the front (4)
23 King Ben backed industrial region (4)

 

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Across
1 Doctor vies with sailor to get lead (5,4)
9 Woman’s refusal, first off, where something may be attached (6)
10 Moves up from Massachusetts to film Heath’s comeback (5,4)
11 Church official about ten minutes over (6)
12 Brick bearer with woolly pullover in 30 town (9)
13 Oh, flip! Blunt, pointless platitude! (6)
17 Heard to mock whisky (3)
19 Play, book and magazine (7)
20 Lioness, perhaps, eats one astronomer (7)
21 A couple may be found in the deciduous forest (3)
23 From that place, the nice one left (6)
27 Carpool used to get I and I to citadel (9)
28 Give money to 17 down in mockery (6)
29 Awareness of one taking part in a stretch (9)
30 Can son et lumière openings be showy but insubstantial? (6)
31 Narrow-minded decorum from Bill, a one-time interviewer of 8? (9)
Down
2 Public speaker’s extremely deficient for a Tory (6)
3 Standards of identity for fish, say (6)
4 Stalks Green through streets (6)
5 Atonement for a game case of gravity (7)
6 Open up in Leo Legend’s diverse collections of hereditary information (9)
7 Unexpected communist to take questions (9)
8 The artist formerly known as 24? (4,5)
14 Swamps with tender feelings? (4,5)
15/26 Entertainment two Os short of the Olympics? (5-4,6)
16 Buffer fish held by tenant with heads swapped (3,6)
17 Stewart’s doctor getting up and eating egg (3)
18 I am, for example, a duck (3)
22 Sam or Bob, perhaps, with Arab? That’s rather vague (7)
24 Rent: nett or gross? (6)
25 Teasing about sea fun (6)
26 See 15

 

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No.52 October 2019

No.51 September 2019

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A PERIMETRIC JIGSAW! Fit the answers in, jigsaw fashion, where they will go. The periphery (starting at top left and going clockwise) is the answer to:
Little girl somehow never having a yard of tea with her dragon (4,2,5,6,7)
Jerry dribbling – not unknown for egging on dogs (9)
Dance Queen at home with a dancer (9)
He’s a spoilt one, barking “Break a leg!” (11)
O, a ruler can hold a novice in a young tree (7)
Make red hot coals with hanging to replace ‘er (9)
Scan around in fashion to surpass (9)
Suffering got quite a few dirty (3-6)
Post sheep in the Netherlands? (5)
Dame is clued by papers, for example (4,5)
It could be argued she’s coming out with a counter (9)
Improves violin’s sound with break circles (9)
Type of omelette with roughly bridge-like properties? (7)
Judged to have attempted (5)
Live how you can’t live, entirely (2,3)
Mournful shades of Gray? (7)
Caruso and choir composed a work in shades of grey? (11)
Lead me like a stony beach, very small or rare (11)
Annoyance at bite taken from sausage (5)
Digs heartlessly around headless circumnavigator who likes a whip round (11)
Remove obstacle to entering organisational lounge (5)
Smell a traveller, say (5)
Den’s at our place (5)
A German might be in charge (7)
Solver that half made a child (5)

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Across
1 Thief gets fit in preparation for this crossword! (8)
5 In whatever way is an expression of relief about a US city a cry of pain? (6)
10 Solver visits Thailand to find this fountain? (5)
11 Junction with spirit noises and paraphernalia (9)
12 Blessed one suffers from epistaxis (10)
13 Cheat at cards? (4)
14/19/1D/30 Tom’s Cycling Trophy is funny-peculiar; its 1 across falls in October (5,7,6,6)
16 Edwin’s on course, but can’t get out (6,2)
20 Leave in January or February, say (8)
21 January and February, say, lack no insects (5)
24/9 Show bottom at top of stairs, with its 1 across in July (4,7)
25 Emporia about right to take on Housman’s lad (10)
28 Sunhats do become many (9)
29 Band that often has dates? (5)
30 See 14
31 They travel, often with difficulty – to SF conventions? (8)
Down
1 See 14 Across
2 Mr. Tumnus’ kin at footballer’s organisations (5)
3 At home he’d embrace me a small amount, being shy (9)
4 Lead offensive against That Woman (6)
6 Round the back, have a short sleep – get the point? (4)
7/26 German dog rose with this file recently passed by this magazine (9,5)
8 How Ibsen sorted out a small part of the chicken (8)
9 See 24 Across
15 Shell, for example, found by lake – our addition: it’s delivered by tube (3,6)
17 Court with a good sort in the dock having its 1 across in August (9)
18 Those people attending and in charge like this crossword (8)
19 See 14 Across
22 Design competition’s queen’s a killjoy (6)
23 Against poetry, they say (6)
26 See 7
27 Prophet I saw in a playground? (4) 

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No.49 July 2019

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Across
1 See 23 Down
6 See 13
10 I re-echo jolly farewell (7)
11 Warm lady with broom? (7)
12/20 He may come after vice and French company, typically heads for organisation that recently celebrated 150th (5,7)
13/6 Flag Day recently celebrated 150th (8,4)
15 Separate from white bark remedy (5,4)
17 Rock band left in difficulty? On the contrary (4)
19 Otherwise Barbara? (4)
21 Dig article on double meaning originally found in northern part of the Indian subcontinent (3,6)
24 Reticent, with implied vase (8)
25 Edge around King in satire (5)
28 Centrepiece in each gene-edited holding (7)
29 See 18 Down
30 Every second spy was around, Old Bean (4)
31 People present when Jono and Ben aired on the hop (10)

 

 

Down
1 Strange, as 4 might say, being partial to gun control (4)
2 I coerce engineer to provide a sample (3,4)
3 ‘arken to gospel’s characteristic features (8)
4 Burns, for example, racecourse, losing a… (4)
5 …ketch and church to catastrophe, and trinkets (9)
7 Only survivor of hunt for an albino who’s blubbered (7)
8 Bird of around breeder age (5,5)
9 I gasp carrying coat (5)
14 Jests can be spoilt by servility (10)
16 Funeral of irregular (Addams cousin failing to attend) (9)
18/29 A twist of luck, and growl about mother going back and forth to place that recently celebrated 150th (8,7)
20 See 12 Across
22 At 12 they’re considered able to produce a sentence (7)
23/1A Go out with a butcher? Yes, ’tis vicar, in from the east where they recently celebrated 150th (5,10)
26 Heartlessly dispute illness (4)
27 A carbon sink for shoes? (4)

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Across
1 Parent thanks religious schooling for Grand One in the sky (8)
5 Artist gives up right for wife to avoid (6)
9 Prince and Princess of the French in the sky (8)
10 Have too much? Could result be OD? (6)
12 Tunnel vision restricting rock ‘n’ roll 21 across (5)
13 Tea at home with post for flexible protection (5,4)
14 Rugby supporter? (4)
15 Gangster gets year for a quiet 21 across in the 9 (7)
19 Phones to explain where orbiting features are in relation to Saturn? (5,2)
21 Head swapped heads in the sky (4)
24 Hires houses, or, that is, lines up again (9)
26 Await, trembling, a 21 across in 1 across (5)
27 Welcome, Bob, I am Una! (3,3)
28 Lady at Scotland Yard’s in command, that’s airtight (8)
29 At home, healthy to breathe (6)
30 See 20 Down

 

 

Down
1 Animal, for example – my left hand’s up the favourite (6)
2 Where the King is? (6)
3 Causes to feel certain about when Sue’s about right (9)
4 Patricia and Lorde get together for a joint (7)
6/21 I stress out about having an equal chance of an alternative name for 9 (5,7)
7 Marx hoarded silver? No, that was Molière’s miser (8)
8 See 22
11 I’m a 21 across in the 9 after your leader replaced me (4)
16 Charles beginning to cut up article daily (9)
17 Ruin a rug woven for a 21 across in 1 across (8)
18 At home a great deal, to a certain extent (8)
20/30 Soon up in arms over difficult starter (4,8)
21 See 6
22/8 Bury in c-court, with s-stories to keep you warm (6,8)
23 Powder of aluminium with copper in(tm)? (6)
25 Badly holding sodium – could be totalled (2,3)

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