December 2017 Slot 4 (Alphabetical Jigsaw) by The Lady and the Scamp
Solutions begin with the given letter. Place them in the grid, jigsaw-wise, where they fit.
A Gates identified at several social functions (11) B Disqualify unfinished work from bynamed poet (5) C Named, going around embarrassed, but accepted (8) D Excludes intimates carrying rarer blood group (6) E Foliage’s left off overhang (5) F Female left out of rugby team for other alternatives (9) G Cheats unknown traveller (5) H Landing place has rim in Cape (7) I Come to a conclusion over rising fire (7) J Playful family gets runaround (6) K Exhausted King Derek is able to set out northwards (9) L Spooner’s picnic was ineffective (6,5) M Intellectual fellows converse endlessly (6) N Tribesmen giving in order that Indonesian returned (7) O Requires too much from open cuts (9) P Aircraft circles vessel – it’s beyond chance! (4,4) Q Opening bowlers, coupled with unsafe surface! (9) R How to respond to let stand-by substitute? (7) S Glutton interrupting person drinking too much from tap (6) T Was sitting up before delirium state (8) U Tradition provides our group with maturity (5) V One behind person succeeding a queen (8) W Loves being held in arms in romantic pursuits (7) X Isolated times turned up synthetic resin (7) Y Less mature second person has bitterness, but not initially (7) . Z Life involving beheaded hero is coming to nought (7)