p t R A T NI'S CROSSWORD CI W. J.
A first prize of £25 and a bottle of Graham's Malvedos 1979 Vintage Port for the first correct solution opened on 16 January, with two runners-up prizes of £15 (or, for UK solvers, the latest edition of The Chambers Dictionary — ring the word `Dictionary'). Entries to: Crossword 1190, The Spectator, 56 Doughty Street, London WC1N 2LL.
Twenty radial lights read from rim to centre, 20 vice versa. Six theme words in the circuit next to the outer one, and the hyphened Parts of the adjective in the central circuit, must be entered in an aptly alternating kind of sequence.
1 Merry audible Scot, and German 2 Caught in humorous manoeuvre 3 West's involved in raja's new independence 4 Jamaica reportedly controls Indian bloodwoods 5 A recipe in lunch menu 6 Small Scottish piece from second musical character 7 Boost single charge one penny 8 Supplies including the French tenderloins 9 Everyone's in pious papal robes 10 Loss of willpower in British Unionist, among others 11 A wild boar's about right weight (in Spanish) 12 Behind old Arabic tower 13 Club bingo's cheat 14 Rough snap, near Paraguay 15 This Gallic standard's sky-blue 16 Insectivore from Madagascar (Cretan's wrong) 17 Australian sun, benign 18 Lithium in short brass cross 19 Last, last by Yorkshire river 20 Appear in diagram 21 SDP ace broke, broke free 22 Behave, right, in regimental HQ 23 Thanks poet for sleeveless tunic 24 Drawl from relative after dram 25 Disturbance from odd discharge 26 Satisfy, yieldingly 27 A fly is troubling salt 28 Country houses Virginia's holding with hardship 29 No slut's confused? Not confused?
30 Let loose one tress 31 Feature of Punjabi, Russian or Brazilian stork 32 Himalayan wild sheep, and one in Russian mountains 33 Metal disc left in machine-tool work-table 34 Grow fat, stick with round figure 35 Old idiot in row about attack 36 Raised altar step, radical in spirit 37 Obstacle concerning legal delay 38 So arid, bad for cuckoo pints?
39 Slow movement in commercial money-changing 40 Swordfish, home in rough sea