Clues are given according to alphabetical order of their answers, which should be entered jigsaw-fashion in the grid. Four clues are without definition parts; their answers are names of places in a work by a person born 350 years ago this November. Two unclued entries form the work’s title, and two unclued entries form the author’s name.
Way led by sailor in foreign parts (6) Plant, isolated, lacking name (4) Bonding after shuffle in card game (11) Vehicle in reserve brought round (3) Juvenile entirely inhibited by bully (6) Welsh person perhaps raised in little community (4) Prisoner with number set up (9) Decline sauce (3) Point in time after party (3) Ordered to steer, man’s getting furthest in one direction (11) Light colour in pie crust (4) Twisted trees in compound (5) Clear English, very sharp, receiving top mark (8) Crowd occupying pitch or departing? (5) Father, enthralled by god, ignoring us (5) Climbing one mountain without a cap (4) Vocally calls for works (6) Genius losing force in den (4) Upset mate with unfinished state (6) Parasite in shelter supported by church (5) Song? Have a rest (3-4) Impertinence acceptable in pleasant accent (8) Notice, among number, woman’s name (6) Nurse from north, shrewd, not cold (5) Kindest treatment of insect (6) Poem due in speech (3) Sailor’s last couple of letters about whale (4) Exercises around ice, broken bit (5) Quote work, turning lyrical (6) Pretty excited about old earthenware (7) Seek monetary prize outside university (6) Quit, ignoring small rule (5) Following end of battle, join resistance in retreat (7) Horse, keeping very quiet, walked (7) Surprise trend’s odd features not fully developed (7) Endless material taken to court (4) Cheers ring in proper way (3) Modern version of a top duet (2-2-4) Bring in sound vase (3) Horrible struggle to hold line (4) Entries to: ‘Crossword 354’ by post (The Oldie, 23/31 Great Titchfield Street, London W1W 7PA), email (email@example.com) by 24th November. First prize is the latest edition of the Chambers Dictionary and a cheque for £25. Two runners-up will receive cheques for £15. When you send in your entry, please let us know whether or not you are a subscriber.