Not the Saturday Prize Puzzle – 008
A Puzzle by Prolixic
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Welcome to the eighth in our series of weekly puzzles.
Prolixic, or should that be Prolific, entertains us again.
Setting these crosswords is an eye-opener to the intricacies of constructing a puzzle. I am grateful once again to Tilsit for reining in my more wayward tendencies – I had, of course, assumed all of you would be familiar with various internet programming languages and that making logical connections from Word A to Word C via Word B would cause you no inconvenience. It is a measure of Tilsit’s thoroughness that he even raised some more questionable points with other setters. When Elgar thinks that a clue is unfair you take notice!
I hope that you have as much fun solving the crossword as I have had compiling it.
A Puzzle by Prolixic
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|1||Gross teashop served little slugs? (9)||1||Feel King’s work’s beginning to ease (5)|
|6||Post books back for estimate (3,2)||2||A duplicate edited edition is submitted (7)|
|9||Alternative to Swiss vegetable’s a growth area (7)||3||Confused manatee is to come out (7)|
|10||Let go of pawnbroker with no grasp of English when taking first of pledges (7)||4||Low border (5)|
|11||Strategy of aged men perhaps (7)||5||Blindly reproduce brush style (5-4)|
|12||Grass cutter’s rumoured by some to be commonplace (5-2)||6||Tenor’s performances describe one leading character’s wiles (7)|
|13||Dawn has seedy, seedy time (9)||7||Create hospital organisation for doctor (7)|
|15||Twig that old Bob’s a prude (5)||8||Playing this gives good exercise to the heart, perhaps (4,5)|
|16||Go on to find some havoc curiously (5)||13||Healthy in full measure (9)|
|19||Humble man’s wearing fur, perhaps this (9)||14||Free spirit small girl’s to symbolize (9)|
|22||Cad’s hesitation before and after mistake (7)||17||Essential run down upset mandolin owner (7)|
|23||Smashed plot involving revolutionary Iran (7)||18||Train receipt Archdeacon swapped for loaf of bread (7)|
|25||Prodigal son leaving swine behind resettled in Florida resort (7)||20||Gilding Roman found in Portugal (7)|
|26||Success when given free rein in carpentry (7)||21||Dreadful skit about nudie oddly is the most agreeable (7)|
|27||Priest some French cut off (5)||23||Small round sail’s erected on boat? (5)|
|28||Hear why sturgeon at sea produce offspring (9)||24||Doctor and philosopher lack one piece of equipment (5)|