No.4 – Who can it be now?

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From Issue 26

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Across
4 Where semi-10 men clean their boots? (9)
9 Bleach creator of article aboard beacon in 33, reportedly (7)
10 Jerk following boor – Rude Mechanical (7)
11 Shade eluded her overseas – admitted by lady seeking education (6)
12 Big Bird’s immoral now and then (3)
13 Information store returned during second quarter, as found on 1 (5)
14 A supporter’s last letter upset insectoid (5)
15 Small llama from mountain, one originally from Central America (6)
19 Group, under ten, used to advertise daring acrobat (5)
21 Where you might find a large steel angel on lots of planets? (5)
22 10 limbs made Clara pull her head back (6)
25 The Invisible Enemy’s not that hot (5)
26 Note generation starship returning one of creators of model village (5)
28 Companion with an IQ, like, 302 (or have I got that upside-down?) (3)
29 Owner of 10 eye’s almost rubbish with audiovisual input (6)
30 Hurtle aimlessly around the east side of Dominick Hide the old-fashioned way (7)
32 Type of power 18 used to seal barrier with endless sticker (7)
33 Cult show one way to get how (6,3)
Down
1 Terrible Zodin ran a desert planet (9)
2 Silence fell after people watched his first steps (9)
3 An itch around the corners of your eye (6)
4 About time Tom made an appearance (3)
5 Cabinet meeting where drinks are served to a companion (7)
6 Make fun of overweight companion from icy world? (8)
7 University-activated, will enliven any shop window display (5)
8 Cult and Sisterhood talk dirty? (5)
12 Bonnie lass upended what 2 was in on landing (3)
16 Erase a liquid drop from spearhead – 23 has several of these! (3)
17 Rehearsals for season 23? (5,4)
18 Those flower for adversary (3,6)
20 Current incarnation has little time for paper size (8)
23 Scientist, 51, yankee’s successor, came after G.B. (3,4)
24 “I’m from UNIT!” (3)
25 Angel-like, a follower of Mary hoards trinkets (6)
26 Superman almost destroyed leader of authoritarian race (5)
27 A doctor’s in charge of him? (5)
31 Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s unopened bean curd flying north! (3)

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No.3 – Frost Flowers

flourish-31609_1280From Issue 21

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Across
1 Frost (say) result of freezing point in Labrador (say) (4)
3 Baby’s fat, soppy about standing? Not so (5)
7 Gold earrings for live-in nannies? (2,5)
9 Support is supplied during Fall (9)
11/26 Composer of “Prelude” and “The Fireman Likes Dancing” (9,9)
12 Acquire “Landfall” extract for Kevin, a 1 across (7)
13 “Poetic Depth” by Sam Cook (5)
14 Bill from male escort agency? (7)
15 He had a plum job, once (6)
17 Badinage (with the N crossed out) for James, a 1 across (6)
21 Article about narration (7)
23 Take off – from here? (5)
25 Hone tips from the unusual water-rush (7)
26 See 11
28 I’m a soldier, not one to like certain types of numbers, friends, or dragons (9)
29 Carelessly stacked a 1 across (1,1,5)
30 Exploratory vessel heading east to a 1 across (5)
31 Infection caught in first year (4)
Down
1 Basic political issue: scheme number 11? (5)
2 Discourse at length to one who lives abroad? Not right (9)
3 Menu of fare with fillet (5,4)
4 Church leader, prudish, at ease initially (7)
5 Submit to the crop? (5)
6 Uniform, electrically charged lines (6)
8 “It’s all about the vibes,” laments a Rolling Stone to audience (7)
9 My tea’s brewed to be spicy (6)
10 Blair disheartened Mr McEwan and hence Mr Turner, a 1 across (5)
16 I entrance marshal with fruit (9)
18 Element obtained from nacre is unstable (7)
19 Portray soldier and leader (not unconscious) (9)
20 With heavy steps, endure entering Cyprus (6)
21 Original measurements reverse conflict following a minor matter (3,4)
22 Thanks follow article from letter from abroad (5)
24 Decline to scrap (6)
25 The second offer secures one taker (5)
27 Artful tactic of a 25 down? (5)

For these are no ordinary sons … or daughters

No.2 – To infinity, and beyond!

flourish-31609_1280From Issue 24

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Across
1 Owner of the 15/32 dispatching delinquent son to ringworld (4)
4 ‘ey! You! Talk about the heart of an improbable 38/43! (4)
8 We intersperse around a 38/43 from 38/20 (1,1,1,10)
11 Prayer sacrificing son to heavenly figure (5)
12/13 Bashful could at times be described as this 38/43 (3,5)
14 Warm column rising from a type of underwear (7)
16 Step on ledge limits foot-operated mechanism (7)
18 Lady losing head to cooker of posh meal (3)
19 “Produce better schemes after 3 drops!” — Queen Alien (7)
21 Is Scalosian scientist in 38/20 one, like Benjamin Netanyahu? (7)
23 Evenly giving odds to slippery customer (3)
24 Get too hot? Not hot, fat! (7)
25 Clandestine operatives spot a 1 (3,4)
26 Around end, travels to plain (9)
31 “Was it a car or a cat I saw?” (6)
32 Core of 38 discloses a Type 40 transporter (6)
34 Voyager contained her keen emotional support at first (3)
37 Type of flux discovered by viewing alternate endings to “Avengers: Age of Ultron” (4)
38/43 Celeb’s trendy hospital (4,4)
39 Gas that is to leave in a rush (3)
41 Beyond lightspeed, genderless being finds unknown structure – Diaspar, perhaps (4)
42 One church companion for occupant of 32 (3)
43 See 38
44 Liberator’s head subjected to heat in dystopian future? (5)
45 Tip-off indicating a void in diamonds (3)
46 Type of bay 39dn refused access to (3)
Down
2 Towards one, German did something people on a 38/43 often do (3,2)
3 Exposer of secret scheme to film body found outside the beltway? (5,6)
4 Shocking description of grisly date (strange about the duck!) (4,7)
5 Shocking description of ex-member of the Velvet Underground? (5)
6 Dream of snake fury (6)
7 When to draw up beneath the home of the Gods (6)
9 Lack of motors spelling disaster for a 38/43 (8)
10 Proposing to make a sacrifice (8)
15/32 Press to announce film work, perhaps featuring this 38/43? (10,6)
17 Youth’s rarely easy in rebellion (5,5)
20 Star seeks regular employment for long journey (4)
22 Was “The Thing” way out? (4)
27 Carpenter’s 38 is like mysterious matter and energy (4)
28 Creeps from rising 38 (4)
29 Eccentric astronaut, and Edward, capered (8)
30 Might be fights before work at retail outlet (4,4)
33 See 15
35 Idle to get only one flower (5)
36 Space Invader’s vehicle has too many drugs after journey (6)
39 Discovery was run by this a step before IBM (3)
40 Topless nerd could make one scream (3)

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No.1 – The Circular Ruins

flourish-31609_1280From Issue 19

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Across
1 Smoke is confusing Northerners (7)
7 To be full-bore, regularly; that’s what I’m after (4)
8 In these transports, you might rule the World! (6)
11 World realised in one of 18’s best longer works (4)
12 Wraps each island amazingly (10)
15 King’s directions to royal subjects, originally novices (8)
16 Against Pauline Réage’s protagonist: so might Harry Flashman or Don Quixote be described (8)
18 “2nd rate revels? I’m outta here!” – a realist (Harry Potter’s type, perhaps) (6)
19 Master Simpson’s all right as a composer (6)
23 Small idea? Emery edges away – may be experienced, in the main (3,2,3)
25 How to get “PETS” in the other type of clue: resign (4-4)
27 Knight breezed in, careless of speed (10)
29 Lover of Chopin and 18’s interminable book (4)
30 14 structure found in Brabant-le-Roi (6)
31 One might find a 14 one of these in 18’s garden (4)
32 The Cosmic Balance is on lines of 18’s imagined Paradise (7)
Down
2 Fearful feature of a big cat that needs to be put out? (8)
3 Fashionable dictator to bring about… (6)
4 …dutiful order? I tend to rebel (8)
5 Relative receding, and abruptly waving (10)
6/28 18’s avenger, Elmo Mead, united with Zhuangzi – what are the odds of that? (4,4)
9 In place of worship, I star (6)
10 I take in “The Edges of the Alphabet Puzzle” (4)
13 State of a Medical Association under a research centre (7)
14 Eating patriotically? (7)
17 Exercising pet on piano is unsuitable (10)
20 God sitting on Big Apple is problematic (6)
21 When I led fashion capital (3,5)
22 One who tries, timelessly, to mitigate (8)
24 Ogle King, reportedly (4)
26 18’s “abominable multiplier”, which “the Giftie gie us” (6)
28 See 6