Not the Saturday Prize Puzzle – 005
A Puzzle by Prolixic
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Welcome to the fifth in our series of weekly puzzles.
This is the second by Prolixic – one of our rising stars.
I had so much fun setting the first crossword and seeing the responses, I thought it would be worth having another go. Your views may vary!
This puzzle is a straightforward crossword with no theme, so should be easier than the first one that appeared a few weeks ago. Once again, I have tried to include a range of clues to cater for all ranges of ability. I hope that it feels like a Telegraph crossword as this is what I was trying to achieve.
Thanks are due to Gnomethang and Big Dave for their comments on the first draft.
A Puzzle by Prolixic
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|1||Body of accountant and Catholic found by a ship? (7)||1||Short pretty girl’s sword (7)|
|5||Such trouble arises from boisterous rule breaking (7)||2||Stock-taker throws a stone as a means of measuring … (5)|
|9||Play electronic dance music embracing ELO comeback (9)||3||… the extent of fields a native American buried silver in (7)|
|10||Cleaner fellow quit, put off (5)||4||Ann tossed broken rock (9)|
|11||What’s due when getting b-behind (7)||5||Sweats over missing one and frets (5)|
|12||Antiseptic medical soap’s in fashion we hear (7)||6||Get changed to compensate (7)|
|13||Health resort’s church is out of this world (5)||7||A risky situation – working to find what’s across the pond following a short cold snap? (2,4,3)|
|15||Former pupil’s hearing “Compulsion” (9)||8||Old Baptist preacher quietly goes to see a specialist (7)|
|17||Ben argues excitedly, “It’s between a genus and a species” (9)||14||Chamber Pearl kept old preserve in (5,4)|
|19||Credit letter for salad ingredient (5)||16||Film society gets roles allocated around a couple of cuties (9)|
|21||In Blackburn outsider’s suffering from stress (4,3)||17||U-boat message’s hidden meaning? (7)|
|23||Dealers unusually arrested without a hint of ecstasy (7)||18||Green sort’s adapted to its environment (7)|
|25||Oriental men back unknown opponent (5)||19||Brazilian aardvark’s no good for fur, for example (7)|
|26||Throw dice with utter scrupulousness (9)||20||Stop backing American budget (7)|
|27||Briefly see after rest perhaps (7)||22||Wait for sailor by railway (5)|
|28||Whisper Edward’s been seen (7)||24||Bridge player’s game exercises boil over (5)|