21 MARCH 1987, Page 46

CROSSWORD 800: In round figures by Mass

A first prize of £20 and two further prizes of £10 (or, for UK solvers, a copy of Chambers Dictionary, value £13.95 — ring the words 'Chambers Dictionary' above) for the first three correct solutions opened on 6 April. Entries to: Crossword 800, The Spectator, 56 Doughty Street, London WC1N 2LL.

Radial lights (20 running from rim to centre, and 20 vice versa) are the actual solutions to the roman clues or anagrams of the solutions to the italic clues. The inner circuit and the message in the circuit next to the outer one (clockwise from radial I) are jointly relevant to a current issue. Ignore one accent.

Name Address Dictionary prizes are sent out by the 'Post-a-Book' service.

RADIALS (6) 1 Flagging I'd removed with right monkey 2 Bird's complaint 3 Fritting furnace for small state vehicle

4 Fine English cream spread around

5 Secret fellow's given to Right 6 Tripe? Carp about compiler 7 Old grimy gypsy woman in short dance

8 Pulled up wader at onset of deluge 9 Leak seen in side surface of recess

10 Provide with tonic, always round about six 11 S. Burma's wild deer 12 Faceless fat lazy oaf 13 Last cut fig, perhaps, in dish 14 Repels with touching objections 15 Damage teaser with strain 16 Endless speed with dry, fine carriage (two words) 17 Vessel, Soviet craft, veering round 18 Stir foam 19 Knee-pan a lout fractured after run 20 Weight crushed root, look 21 Cut of meat, one immersed in port 22 Italian caught by pace of the Kiwi?

23 Coin honouring feature of Venice 24 Gunners support weapon 25 Obstacle relative to legal delay 26 First royal charger 27 Soak, temper and pull out 28 Gets no account in these quanti- ties of paper 29 Complaint rejected about US cavalryman 30 Camp-follower? The


band has no following 31 Spice recipe creates luxury 32 Change? You'll need this screen with the stars on 33 Grass, enveloping flower, grew rank

34 Songs such as hosts provide

35 Sovereign has party on river

36 One hundred — after elevation, it's said, of the root of an equa- tion

37 Refuse Greene's novel

38 One complaining, and another, without gravity

39 Weighing-machines first found in Turkey and Sweden

40 Age grips northern pines