Not the Saturday Prize Puzzle – 015
A puzzle by Bufo
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Welcome to the sixteenth in our series of weekly puzzles.
While sitting in the White Horse, Parson’s Green with Bufo, he suddenly said “I’ll compile a puzzle for you, Dave”. None of the usual arm-twisting or blackmail (I put that bit in for Prolixic and Gnomethang!). Well, here is that puzzle, and a very enjoyable one it is too.
A Puzzle by Bufo
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
|1||Crazy people use cocaine first and marijuana second (9)||1||It could be me being irritated by dispute about new leader in Downing Street (9,6)|
|6||Key symptom of scabies is something very unpleasant (5)||2||Just over half of sitcom can be seen in Scottish town (5)|
|9||Can ordinary diesel be produced from this? Yes and no (7)||3||Flat-bottomed vessel from a German port reportedly (4)|
|10||One’s mother possibly describing a park in Richmond in speech (3,4)||4||What Mr Ernst has is something left over (7)|
|11||Mineral that is found in Regents Park…. (4)||5||Whose pan is less hot when cooking mangetout? (4,3)|
|12||….and another that is found in Hyde Park (10)||6||A spa so good they named it twice? (5-5)|
|14||The Corrs – a smashing group of musicians (9)||7||See the chart-topping singer perform in comic opera (3,6)|
|17||An attempt to cause embarrassment (5)||8||Attractive object that brings good luck? (9,6)|
|18||Compel king to enter place of ill repute (5)||13||A president set out to be dull (10)|
|19||How can you be out of beer unexpectedly after a single game? (3,6)||15||Is this ethnic area part of the Potteries? (9)|
|21||Steals more unusual rubber-like substances (10)||16||Regret being heartlessly cruel? On the contrary (3)|
|22||Bishop leaves bicycle in front of a furniture store (4)||19||Tells stories about cat in French city (7)|
|25||Possibly warning other road users in part of London (7)||20||Travel about large state to procure fabric used in sportswear (4-3)|
|26||Ground worried trainer (7)||23||Set up joke about a village in Africa (5)|
|27||Enzyme setting you back less than a tenner? (5)||24||Language used by Monsieur Dupont (4)|
|28||One sibling lay back and allowed intercourse to start (9)|