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NTSPP – 011

Not the Saturday Prize Puzzle – 011

A Puzzle by Anax

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Foreword

Welcome to the eleventh in our series of weekly puzzles.

Anax makes his first appearance after his debut in the FT this week.  Three down and two to go!

Setter’s Notes

Welcome, friends, to NTSPP 011. No tricks or themes here; just a pleasant cryptic stroll that shouldn’t be too taxing.

The puzzle

A Puzzle by Anax

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

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4 It may be split to give a penny each (3) 1 Film starts with piercing scream – you can hear one (6)
9 Wicked Miss McCartney, Head of Resources (7) 2 Unstable person to cure in treatment (8)
10 Tea’s ready! I’ll get the bread (7) 3 Rush off carrying a slate (4)
11 Stock car tracks (5) 4 Style of cooking shown to have minimal calories (9)
12 Singer regularly appears in composer’s green coat? (9) 5 Blimey! It’s in an oak tree seed (5)
13 He is not worried about university being best (8) 6 Being influential, furious after A-list is broadcast (10)
15 I am to sit in saddle (6) 7 Hotel atmosphere party possibly dreads? (6)
17 Being wild, roam like Manx cat! (11,4) 8 Do what Hilary Clinton did – fail to reach the top (8)
19 Play with duck paté ingredient (6) 14 Pulled up? First, pull up (10)
21 Man tasked to provide her with novel clues (8) 16 Quilt widened or knitted (9)
24 A knockout competition? (4,5) 17 Generous portion of chicken or moussaka (8)
25 Winch, one restrained by anchor (5) 18 Quite acceptable, if one-sided (3,5)
26 Experience nudge or spin (7) 20 Having entered pub, moaned audibly? (6)
27 Fashion that embodies the season (7) 22 “Bringer of Old Age” as funny cabaret act (6).
28 Players want the writer’s direction (3) 23 Prepare to see effect of gravity on space (5)
25 Try to get into the army (4)

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