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NTSPP – 017

Not the Saturday Prize Puzzle – 017

“Dedication” by Radler

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Foreword

Welcome to the seventeenth in our series of weekly puzzles.

Radler has dedicated this puzzle to his mother, who who sadly passed away recently.  Although it contains family references, the only information  that you need  is provided with the puzzle.  And don’t forget he has further puzzles on Alberich (see the main Crosswords page for a link).

Setter’s Notes

One answer is not to be found in Chambers but is in the Oxford Dictionary of English.

The puzzle

“Dedication” by Radler

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

This puzzle is dedicated to my mother Anne, a former professional violinist, who died on 28 April 2010.

Across Down
1 Miniature violinist (6) 1 Kreisler’s composition, a song capturing form on enchanted isle (10)
4 Lady with piano degree (6) 2 Box of t-shirt, top and vest jumble (2,3)
9 Simple essay written about a start to minor scale (4,2,3) 3 Sound of music from top violinist in orchestra (6)
10 Harriet went off without instruction for mother (5) 4 Green light caught by illustration of climbing lizard (5)
11 Limits cut back over variable term (7) 5 Wild bear! Have to return to city (8)
12 Require frock (6) 6 Bottle 16 bearing Wagner’s creation (7-2)
14, 30 When many stop in, playing music by Vaughan Williams (4,9) 7 Urge Rachel not to take sides (4)
16 Play the violin (6) 8 Heathen writer following popular violinist (8)
18 Bottom string! (3) 13 Means to appreciate instrument? (5,5)
20 Dicky bird’s unopened beak (3) 15 Family dealings (9)
21 Concerned with part of eye lid when irritated with air (6) 17 Handicap ward? (8)
22 Head soprano, initially sticks with violin (4) 19 Violinists’ companions first parting, playing in spa (8)
24 Can set position (6) 23 Mother on vacation accommodating my mother’s fashion (6)
26 Announcement interrupts congratulations for 6 (7) 25 Remove Christopher, as equitable measure (5)
29 Perhaps Victoria’s upset (5) 27 Mother returned with Larissa, after Lara left confused (5)
30 see 14 28 16 PCs booted up (4)
31 Meets us for a change, that’s not to be missed (4-3)
32 Pair currently performing for a pound (6)
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