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2570: Short story | The Spectator Australia

ByRandall B. Phelps

Aug 25, 2022

Unidentified entries include two authors and one work of fiction, attributed by one author to the other. Each author occupies two undisputed entries. Four of the unclicked entries are two words each.

On the other side

1 Tea service to redo for villa (6)

7 A Distant Republic Reclaims Peace From Spain (6)

13 Automated Assistant praised – they are high (5)

16 Crazy French soul wins the title (6)

20 Repels Germs, Throws Trash (7)

21 Shiny metal wheels covering the start of the ride (6)

22 No alternative accepted by Russian denial (3.3)

24 Undertaker possibly staring marble around this person (8)

26 Security Officer (4)

27 It’s deadly, and so sweet (3)

28 In Parliament, dismissal is difficult (3)

29 Gas poles, components of the battery? (4)

32 Lily’s Family Member Is On A Trip (3.5)

34 Generous people have their names engraved in the entrances (6)

37 Most parents are in the house (7)

39 Mentally defeat a minor planet (6)

42 Sailor overcoming armed force with science – here? (9)

43 Feet I can date? (5)

44 Form in which righteous believers could finally give up the meter (4.5)

46 Threaten the king and queen, for example, with something that can beat them (6)

Down

1 goose pinched in the egg (4)

2 The spell since noon provides six limits (7)

3 Surrounded By Pyramids, To Some Degree (4)

4 Hazelnut Additive (1-6)

5 Being cutesy between tries (8)

6 Matisse’s movement is not united in suffering because of cell problems (6)

8 A piece of (holy) land (4)

9 First to eat bison, say, tied end (8)

10 Revolutionary, After The Monarch Goes Wrong (5)

11 The King And The President Struggle With A Fever Problem (10)

17 Knock Out The Cocky And Fabulous Housekeepers (6)

18 Duck or film flight 26A (9)

19 Pianist etc playing without emotion (10)

23 Explosive spelling mistake tonight? (6)

25 Butler’s Basic Desire To Kiss A German (8)

26 Bishop finding three feet in a cemetery (8)

33 Ass Cut Head Grass Pulled Up (6)

36 Bucolic river, the one that names a mountain range (5)

38 Almost Catch The Dark Lord’s Tail (4)

40 Association football finally dumped a nation (4)

41 Seconds of fencing The opponent has decided on the weapon – that? (4)

A top prize of £30 for the first correct solution opened on September 12. There are two second prizes of £20. Please scan or photograph entries and email them (including the crossword puzzle number in the subject field) to crosswords@spectator.co.uk or mail to: Crossword 2570 at The viewer.

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