24 MAY 1986, Page 41

CROSSWORD 759: Masked ball by Mass

A first prize of £20 and two further prizes of £10 (or a copy of Chambers Dictionary, value £12.95 — ring the words 'Chambers Dictionary' above) will be awarded for the first three correct solutions opened on 9 June. Entries to: Crossword 759, The Spectator, 56 Doughty Street, London WC1 2LL.

Twenty lights run from rim to centre, and twenty from centre to run. Alternatives for eight well-known types run clockwise (in unfamiliar sequence) in the circuit next to the outer one; the inner circuit, clockwise, contains an apt phrase.



Dictionary prizes are sent out by the 'Post-a-Book' service. RADIALS (6)

1 Frizzy urchin found in blubber

2 Emergencies requiring prayers about Sunday 3 Like a fruit drink with fish amongst cheer? 4 Lyrical fool back in charge 5 This Parisian business centre shows lack of vision 6 Round song heard, unique thing 7 Sail? About ten wrecked in oceans 8 Nice time round fashionable square? 9 Sober letter full of endless gloom 10 MP, sued, wildly foamed 11 One who repairs lace 12 Activity and money for non-staff lecturer 13 Last of cabbage in foul green refuse 14 Inventor who forges brass? 15 To sow again, its said, is to produce yield once more 16 Kick about and twist 17 French girl unknown to Doc, we hear 18 Jock's intended is annoyed, los- ing head 19 Glide with energy twice round circuits 20 Spider in well, a leg twitching 21 Vessel containing clean small- beer 22 Chastise society, complain aud- ibly 23 Moths, such as plunder nests 24 Employers taking in hospital doorkeepers 25 Picks off species of birds 26 Putrefaction shown by bad pies in steamer 27 Good man, mature kind in US 28 Force safe's first lock 29 Fault-block's condition after ser- vice 30 Sibilants in record will produce rustle 31 Take in stick and assail 32 Golf stroke that is indeed played very strongly 33 Pop girl makes stew 34 Refer to a blunt rounded point 35 Vindicate 36's odd state 36 Low-down girl, in spirit 37 Separated from fabulous bird in mountain 38 Declared short game grabbed by bridge partners 39 Antelope (maybe a gnu) the Italian's captured 40 Support for rafters needs edgin' with metal