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NTSPP – 014

Not the Saturday Prize Puzzle – 014

A Puzzle by Prolixic & Tilsit

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Foreword

Welcome to the fourteenth in our series of weekly puzzles.

This week we have a timely puzzle jointly compiled by Prolixic and Tilsit.

The puzzle

A Puzzle by Prolixic & Tilsit

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1 Part of lyre became able to raise a tune in the Middle Ages (5) 1 Improve picture of outreach working without one (7)
4 Extraordinary romance with 27 created  17 24 (7) 2 African workers support prohibition (5)
9 Endlessly exploit and shock (4) 3 Double line stroke, one frequently found in tennis? (7)
10 One relies on these investments? (4,6) 5 Demanding old flame leaves stand-in (6)
11/12 Malcontents need Ulster Unionists’ instability for the essence of 17 24 (6,7) 6 Once and for all, disturbing banter’s fulsome (9)
13 I’m the sort that changed reduced working conditions (5,4) 7 From first to last, solicitors unfortunately remain too long. (7)
15 Service worker lost heart (4) 8 High fliers’ song by Lionel Richie’s band (3,10)
16 See record return for run (4) 14 Ape men try swinging for satisfaction (9)
17/24 Voting in Roman election rigged to achieve this? (9,10) 16 Brake fails to start, it’s confidential information. (3-4)
21 Informal praise for the road to success? (3,2,2) 18 Unethical he isn’t, deranged maybe (7)
22 Biblical widow describes park cleaner (6) 19 I’m thinking, due to fix for wife (7)
24 See 17 20 Part of iliac or nearby membrane that can be transplanted (6)
25 Jump over container (4) 23 It’s not right disrupting exercise on this? (5)
26 Remove clothing, for example, and in return find parts nudists have hidden! (7)
27 Starts to Conservative – Liberal electoral gerrymandering given support for 4 in 17 24 (5)

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