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NTSPP – 003

Not the Saturday Prize Puzzle – 003

27th February 2010

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Foreword

This is the third in a series of additional weekend puzzles.

This week we have a puzzle from Radler.   Anax pointed him in the direction of the Alberich site (see the sidebar) and you will discover two more of his puzzles there.  We are very pleased to be publishing a third puzzle by this setter.

As with last week’s puzzle, this one has a theme.  You are strongly recommended to read the preamble as this explains that certain clues have only wordplay and lack definition.  The solving of 29,27 and 12,32 are key to the solving of the whole puzzle.

Next week we have a brand new puzzle from Anax -not one recycled from the Independent!

The puzzle

Home in the North West by Radler

Preamble: Each of the two-part solutions (except for 29,27) is 27,29 and the clues for these mostly lack further definition.  In addition, 32 is (or was) the 31 for each 29.

If you prefer your puzzles on paper, click on the grid to download a pdf of the puzzle.

Additionally there is an interactive version of the puzzle here.


Across Down
1 See 26 1 Letters pronounced “scrotum”? (7)
6 Open just for a beer (4) 2 River rose flowing into pool (9)
10 Hint of accusation directed at Adam in text? (9) 3 Flog older brother when reported (4)
11 Bloodsucker turned unnamed wild man (5) 4 Unpleasant person possibly providing one with enema (6)
12,32 Nevertheless, about right at Henry’s house (4,9) 5 Parts of set idiomatically given like right arm (3, 5)
13,17 Run-out fairly with high score on sound equipment (4,8) 7,9 Dealt with the recoil after American wrecking bar (5,9)
14 Note on your glands (5) 8 Make new arrangement in large tidy letters (7)
16,21 Stream through following pilot (6) 9 See 7
17 See 13 15 Sir Andrew’s turn caught by season on bottom half (9)
20 Ran at full speed calling journalist (8) 18 Drummer boy with hammer: it’s unusual (9)
21 See 16 19 One side’s like the other, always retrospective policy change (8)
24 See 23 20 Shut up God-fearing apprentice by account arising from religious leaders (7)
26,1 Remember a comic without mega-bucks? (4,9) 22 One who gives year to the first wise man (7)
27 See 29 23,24 Smitten, given Olivier’s heart, got husband (6,5)
29,27 Spot identity of female body part with no time for setter (5-4) 25 Trump with ace, having 4:1 lead (5)
30 Having scattered drips in every direction initially? (4,5) 28 Clue oddly omitted middle way (4)
31 One among members (4)
32 See 12

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