18 OCTOBER 1991, Page 53

CROSSWORD

A first prize of £20 and two further prizes of £10 (or, for UK solvers, a copy of Chambers English Dictionary — ring the word 'Dictionary') for the first three correct solutions (please, no photocopies) opened on 4 November. Entries to: Crossword 1031, The Spectator, 56 Doughty Street, London WC1N 2LL.

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Name Address Dictionary prizes are sent out by the 'Post-a-Rook' service. ACROSS 1 Shallow and voluble chatter bad- ly taped (11, hyphened) 7 Endless heat in Phoenix (some say) (3) 11 Timber's absorbed this foreign tar product (6) 13 Mad Scots blaze about one in charge (7) 16 As before, direct movement to East (5) 17 Shapeless models? Rarely (6) 18 Irish doctor's jar, see (5) 20 Attacks and winds (6) 21 Sloth shown by the German assistant (5) 22 Flout modernity in part, render unfashionable (7) 27 Examine a note with a will (7) 29 Shell part of stock on railway (5) 30 Pass through or walk round hos- pital (6) 32 Right ousting Left in commotion causes buzz (5) 34 Celebrated pair entered, made an appearance (6) 37 Parry with edge of ax in place (5) 38 Fettering, harsh in heart of dungeon (7) 40 Went for Spenser in library, oddly (3) 41 Let us end man's chaotic mis- understandings (11) DOWN 2 Sheet-iron from plant maybe wrapped in string (8, hyphened) 3 Inflamed passionate love? My, what a way to lose stones! (9) 5 Flower, note, sprouted up (7, hyphened) 6 Down-and-out with old injury, reportedly beaten (8) 7 Ligaments almost torn among soccer players (5) 8 Servant with a mysterious power (4) 9 Boyfriend rings old city office (6) 10 Strips shackles (5) 14 Statistical scientist perplexed me (a bit ironic) (12) 19 Fruit, measure among veget- ables (10) 23 Plant tissue from stalk under messy mire (8) 24 Monkey dead in tree (8) 26 Grit's scattered over the Italian scraper (7) 28 Occupant has wine about one (6) 31 Doc coloured liquid, liquor (5) 33 Opening for xylophone in top sextet (5)