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23d: The old lose thread? Quite a lot by the sound of it (5) L_ESE Presumably the answer is LEESE, but I'm not making sense of the clue at all. Any thoughts please?...
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Stuck on last one - just not seeing it. 22a: Ordinary contralto accompanied by Rubinstein? CA?TON...
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The main link to this week's Azed (a plain competition puzzle) doesn't work. Anyone tearing their hair out can find the pdf version here: http://static.guim.co.uk/ni/1419870551843/2,222_Jan-4.pdf...
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C.O.O.L.E.R. characters in the mail? (10, two words) This is driving me bonkers - I'm sure it's obvious, but having had a minor stroke recently, I can miss things. Letters I have are _A_L__T_R_ I've...
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Struggling to solve/parse these: 25d More than half of calendar calls for such an overcoat (6) DE_IED 26d Was daring exploit interrupted by rising uncertainty? (5) _REGO Have a nasty feeling I've got...
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Anyone looking for a new challenge (no prize crossword as far as I can see) might want to have a look here: http://www.hindu.com/10hdline.htm There are some beautifully crafted clues and the style...
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I've completed the grid, but I'm struggling with 27d. The letters I have are T?TIG, and I assume N is the omitted letter. Toting seems fine for the definition part, but how does the wordplay for TOTIG...
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'Ars Magna' , a title to conjure with. Just started it and it looks like fun. http://image.guardian...22/azed1991july25.pdf...
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The answer to this appears to be 'Wanda', but can anyone square that with the instruction that all the alphabetical clues are 'of a kind'? It doesn't seem to be of that kind at all!
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Anyone else attempting this? http://www.guardian.co.uk/crossword/genius/ Any hints or suggestions gratefully received....
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Here's the link for anyone who hasn't spotted it buried in a thread in the Crosswords forum. http://www.prospectma...ds/crosswords/167.pdf I'm struggling with 2dn, but it's early days yet....
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18a. One hundred bucks stuffed into most recent bunch of tenners? (5) I have DECA_ and am braindead. Thoughts/explanations would be much appreciated....
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33d. Suitably stormy? Not half (4) I have _ULY, so DULY seems a possible answer, RULY a bit less so. But why? I'm getting a little punchdrunk from too many crosswords (not to mention too many late...
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14a Weed played for time, lacking heart (6) ?A?T?D For those not doing this, each across solution has one letter which needs moving to a new position in that word before entry into the grid. The...
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Last one: 16a. Openers good for unknown receptacles (4) I'm left with C?GS. Cigs? Cogs? No, can't see it - I may have gone astray on one of the down clues, of course. I'd be grateful for any help.
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10d: Quickly goes with man, not 'omo, her fellow cast member? (9) I have _EARS_EE_ Tearsheet? Why? I'm missing something here!
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I've got everything apart from 34ac: Two lines in stitches, we hear? One making panel chortle, soon set off again (4) I have ?oro, and 'ro-ro' makes some sense as the definition... but what's the word...
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Rent in one end of town? (4) I have T _ RN, and assume the answer is TORN - but why (apart from 'n' being the end of 'town')? I suspect I'm missing the bleeding obvious here!
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I've been away from the site for a while, so please forgive me if this has been asked already. The preamble requires the 'six letter word in the middle row of the grid' to be changed in line with the...
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Fairly straightforward this week I thought, but do others agree there's a mistake at 34a/26d? 34a I have as Redstreak 26d (wrongly numbered 28d in the grid, just to confuse us further) is 'Spots no...

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