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NTSPP – 010

Not the Saturday Prize Puzzle – 010

Mixed Abilities by Radler

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Foreword

Welcome to the tenth in our series of weekly puzzles.

This is the third by Radler – this puzzle has down clues that are, in general, easier than the across clues, hence Mixed Abilities.

Setter’s Notes

Some solvers prefer a more gentle challenge than others. In this puzzle I’ve attempted to make the down clues simpler than the across ones. That means that if you can’t solve the across clues on the first pass through, then hopefully the down solutions will yield more easily and provide some crossing letters. In addition, the large fellow may assist with the first seven down answers.

(I apologise for 4d, which since writing the puzzle I have learned is not in Chambers. It is in Webster’s, and Chambers Online recognises it as a US word.)

The puzzle

Mixed Abilities by Radler

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Additionally there is an interactive version of the puzzle here

Across Down
8 Set up and managed when retired: seen pottering around (7) 1 Hand out live stuff (6)
9 Extra portion from baker’s man in reserve (7) 2 Publisher is litigant (6)
11 For 21, type “hood” (7) 3 In crying a shameful tear (4)
12 Relegation gone down primarily with feeling (7) 4 Merged hybrid to make sterile (6)
13 Willing to interrupt angry speech such as 10, 17 and 21, 26 (4,5) 5 Those who don’t believe attending robberies (8)
15 Beginning to turn off fool having married talk (5) 6 Rates towns for cycling? (10)
16 Magazine article, Lois is right to be contradicted (7) 7 See if figure shortly could become figures (8)
19 Boobs showing, gets dressed in a hurry (5,2) 10 One completing suspended sentence? (7)
20 Dan’s right, brave soul (5) 14 DNA quota for procreation… (10)
21 Damn this thing! (9) 16 … or about to follow with papers for artificial man (7)
25 Revolutionary taking part in examination (7) 17 South Carolina masses jockey for position (8)
26 Stumps up, returning with short man after short sleep (7) 18 Curl trimmed and coiffed, lay it in place (8)
28 Sign note formerly to go after complete lot (4,3) 22 Stand up to work, then sit (6)
29 Pink with tinge of red found at shop during visit (7) 23 What is able to lubricate? (3,3)
24 Shared dog’s dinner being in a hurry (6)
27 Last character’s semi-erotic: could be described as naughty! (4)

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