1 MAY 1992, Page 45

CROSSWORD

1057: Hornblower (2) by Mass

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 18 May. Entries to: Crossword 1057, The Spectator, 56 Doughty Street, London WC1N 2LL.

The undue(' I gilts (two of two words) form three triads. ignore a total of four hyphens and two accents. The COD gives 43A.

Name Address ACROSS 9 Smelly duck-egg on top of uten- sil (4) 12 Dig out bowler's low delivery (4) 14 Cleared one theologian, anarch- ist outwardly (6)

16 1000 in building location strike (5)

17 Judgment, note, in skill (5) 20 Love in poet is maybe part of natural element (7) 21 Draw pivot support turning machine parts (7) 24 River in country, with time, shows otter's dung (7) 25 Delicacy, second on horny plate g ) 26 isturb quiet family (5) 28 Deity in tale of gods spoken by Abyssinian prince (7) 31 Old Spanish coins Spain set aside for guns (7) 37 Rolled around, like fruit (5) 38 Send clock back (5) 39 Mostly rank fodder in open shed 40 iin? Split round (4) 42 Symbol on stave, almost split (4) DOWN 1 Spoil lettuce frame (6) 2 Outfit on the Italian star (5) 3 Foreign money for new ukelele? Pound short (6) 4 Some Peruvian treasure in cave

5 ter might show cranial su- ture (7) 6 Lovers gold-filled cases (7)

7 Strong drink, vintage, volume reduced (6, two words) 8 Extempore, and promptly (8) 10 Strike reported: date is fixed for 1 Aug. (10) 13 Little men's hoaxes, taking in worker (7) 22 This tar's set, dry (7) 23 Bivalve from East with ring, in puddle (8) 27 Letter about rising German au- thor -- Saki? (7, two words)

29 I natter, ruffled, like a parrot? (7)

30 A site for thoroughfare (6) 32 Father's ringing about US gent (6) 35 Seeds with two cases? None (5) 36 Memher in drink, Liberal (5)