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NTSPP – 016

Not the Saturday Prize Puzzle – 015

A puzzle by Bufo

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Foreword

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.

The puzzle

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

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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)
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