February 2013

Set by Michael Macdonald-Cooper (St Catherine's, 1962)

February Crossword Solution

This month’s winner is Richard England, Merton 1961.

The Hunt in the Forest by Paolo Uccello is in the Ashmolean Museum. The painting provides an early instance of the use of perspective.

February crossword solution

Across

1 PERSPECTIVE; anagram of TV epic in per se

9 CATALO; ca., talo(n)

10 HAIL; H, ail

11 OAVES; (L)oaves

13 URENA; hidden

14 PITH; pit, h(ost)

15 NANNA; nan, NA

16 OUSE; (h)Ouse

18 OCTADS; d in anagram of Ascot

21 UGH; hidden

22 FERRIS; f, err, IS

23 TREATY; EAT in try

24 INS; N in IS

25 COHERE; He in core

26 ESTH; hidden

27 ETUDE; Ed, ute, reversed

31 TACT; t(heatrical), act

33 TWILL; W in till

34 SCHMO; Sch, mo

35 LENS; L, Ens.

36 SEMEIA; anagram of seem, L, A

37 ORCHESTRATE; Chest(e)r in orate

Down

1 PAOLO UCCELLO

2 RAVISH; V1 in rash

3 STET; (hu)t in set

4 ELUL; e(njoy), lul(l)

5 CORN; or in c(auldro)n

6 THEA; the, a

7 VIANDS; I in van, DS

8 ELIAS ASHMOLE

12 SHOFAR; anagram of for ash

17 EPEE; hidden inverted

19 CRYPTS; cry, pts

20 TREE; (s)tree(t)

23 TOTTER; 2 definitions

24 ISCHIA; 2 definitions

28 DISH; Dis, h

29 ELSE; hidden

30 ALES; (W)ales

32 ACER; (a)reca inverted

February crossword

The two unclued answers are linked by a connection appearing in the completed grid. The form this connection takes is hinted at by one of the clued answers. Solvers may shade or highlight the relevant 18 squares, though this is not a requirement. The winner will receive a bottle of Macon-Verze Domaines Leflaive 2009.

The deadline for this month's crossword is 1 March.

Across

1 Point of view essentially encapsulating new TV epic (11)

9 Cross about stock of cards that's incomplete (6)

10 Trouble following hot weather phenomenon? (4)

11 Bread left out for loutish people, though rarely (5)

13 Tropical plant not completely mature, naturally (5)

14 Marrow produced by mine host, initially (4)

15 Bread supplied by North American granny (5)

16 River from which building's seen to lack height (4)

18 Daughter getting into Ascot sporting sets (6)

21 Not all laughter produces an expression of repugnance (3)

22 "One responsible for inventing the wheel", following blunder by internal security? (6)

23 Hear about Tanzania's international agreement (6)

24 Iceland welcomes new party of government (3)

25 To be consistent, inject helium into part of nuclear reactor (6)

26 Balt occupying modest home (4)

27 Journalist with truck returning piece for piano (5)

31 Signal from metronome: start of theatrical performance (4)

33 Drawer containing Welsh fabric (5)

34 School takes short time to identify foolish individual (5)

35 Glass left by old infantry officer (4)

36 Marks indicating metrical division seem unreliable beside one answer (6)

37 Arrange to speak publicly about city which lacks energy (11)

Down

1 See preamble (5,7)

2 Overly hasty about rocket transport (6)

3 Group hanging around hut finally leave without changing (4)

4 Start to enjoy mostly quiet month in Tel Aviv (4)

5 Empty cauldron to be filled with yellow grain (4)

6 Evergreen plant genus featured in consecutive articles (4)

7 Covered wagon carrying one Detective Sergeant's food (6)

8 See preamble (5,7)

12 Horn mistaken for ash (6)

17 Arm held up by wicketkeeper (4)

19 Points holding up expression of grief in subterranean chapels (6)

20 Corner in thoroughfare where both ends are blocked (4)

23 Reel supplied by scrap dealer (6)

24 Bones found in Mediterranean island (6)

28 Underworld heroin leads to ruin (4)

29 Different part of Winchelsea (4)

30 Women excluded from Principality's festivals (4)

32 Tree, a type of palm, shooting up after area's been cleared initially (4)