24 JANUARY 1987, Page 42


A first prize of £20 and two further prizes of £10 (or, for UK solvers, a copy of Chambers Dictionary, value £12.95 — ring the words 'Chambers Dictionary' above) for the first three correct solutions opened on 9 February. Entries to: Crossword 792, The Spectator, 56 Doughty Street, London WC1N 2LL.

20 radial lights run from rim to centre, and 20 from centre to rim. Six of them, either individually or correctly paired, make up four unclued lights (one hyphened, one of two words) which are of a kind with six others (one hyphened) running clockwise in the circuit next to the outer one.

Name Address RADIALS (6) 1 City gang's retreated before last 19 stand 20 2 Silk-producer with marks in re- serve, filling coffer 21 3 Enwrap in extra protection 4 Release moisture from soggy 22 borders, draining river 23 5 Look for verbal form 6 Eyesore once exposed 24 7 Consolidate fish and chip-basket 26 8 Holding cardinal flower 27 9 Stone in case, source of wealth 28 10 Give another example, with re- 30 ference to species (hyphened) 31 11 Bill Shakespeare's traveller 32 13 Jock's shelter'd in shelter 33 15 Art deco, developed no end, dated back 35 16 Ten from pack? Short hand, we 36 hear 37 17 Assumes interest, mainly with afterthought 38 18 Feast day after fermenting pears 40 Start to scribble with pen? Yes, Second translation, English wa- ter Pointless recital, spoilt at cor- ners of mouth Rise in song recently Tyrannical king embraced by ragged dolly Ester, old, containing alcohol Fugitive without a trail Spittle-vessel?

Renovate to allure again Order, to impress Fashionable team in the can This month, a novice set up Original info? Nothing in press (two words) Yoke one to North at bridge Tipped, raised a pile Artful Dodger, perhaps, Twist's beginning to amuse Stylish conclusion in essay Price I examine for a hedge The solution to Crossword 789 is on page 44. Dictionary prizes are sent out by the `Post-a-Book' service.