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NTSPP – 012

Not the Saturday Prize Puzzle – 012

A Puzzle by Prolixic

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Foreword

Welcome to the twelfth in our series of weekly puzzles.

Prolixic reaches his fourth on this site – and don’t forget he has a further puzzle on DIY COW (see the main Crosswords page for a link).

The puzzle

A Puzzle by Prolixic

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Additionally there is an interactive version of the puzzle here

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1 Confuse - a dance album to be remastered (14) 2 Increase in turgidity of style (9)
10 Chef typically consumes stout (5) 3 Weep over empty papist’s tomb? (5)
11 Fruit display area sailor finds in Spain (9) 4 Public workers’ union comes back to large company over wage cut and start of lay-offs (9)
12 Mad French caper (7) 5 Philosopher’s only child found by river (5)
13 Moving aimlessly a large number get closer to rioting after some blood’s spilt (7) 6 Such pleasure is pure (9)
14 Basic instincts get one to back a fool (5) 7 Broken bail, one excuse for not being there (5)
16 The origin of the opium trade? (5,4) 8 Revealed undergraduate’s aim is to rise about noon (7)
19 The exact observance of etiquette’s strangely unpolitic (9) 9 Look as quiet civilian’s decapitated (6)
20 Old divine describes a heartless article (5) 15 Part played by Elliot dancing around Queen after end of ballet (5,4)
22 Way-out sometimes found at the end of the bar? (7) 17 Confirmed the German for animal food (9)
25 Take in East End trial of a stud? (7) 18 Such evidence perhaps excited inner vices (9)
27 Laughed at poodle man groomed (9) 19 Relief for needy indigent policeman? (4,3)
28 Looking back some verses omitted Old Testament prophet (5) 21 Mull over an abstract (6)
29 Form of dressing we rectors confused with impudence (9,5) 23 Father squeezes bird inside thigh! (5)
24 Principle sustained over borders of Egypt (5)
26 Artist grabs drunken bum for dance (5)

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