Not the Saturday Prize Puzzle – 021
A Puzzle by Biddle
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Welcome to the twenty first in our series of weekly puzzles.
This week Biddle has provided a puzzle with a topical theme – his first for the site .
A Puzzle by Biddle
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|1||See 16||1/8||Speedy follower in cartoons chasing kitchen equipment around house for 26 star. (6,8)|
|5||Your life could be saved by this dry, unattractive woman (3,3)||2||Mean return for soldiers, provided in American city (7)|
|9||Near box is one running something 20 25 and 27 6 almost needed recently. (5,6)||3||Went back to pay for drug, though owing money (9)|
|11||Acceptable in service? 27 6 could barely do this at the end (3)||4||Look! It’s timeless superhero’s girlfriend (4)|
|12||Lower man, so long as high-up woman follows (6)||6||See 27|
|13||Patience, perhaps, in each heart of batter returning after duck (8)||7||Take back last criminal in offenders’ institution (7)|
|15||A lady who could be trembly, with second letter missing (6)||8||See 1|
|16/1||His parallel race confused one in long contest against 1D, 8. (7,8)||10||Fashionable part of trousers making a profit (2,6)|
|19||Northern editor discovered with whiskey in respected publishing organisation confessed to crimes (5,2)||14||Communist played with a resident of China (3,5)|
|21||Conclusion I’ve come to: I can be used in salads (6)||17||He gets line put in a box by someone else (9)|
|24||Bridge? Actually it’s 26 that’s been played a few miles from here recently (8)||18||One enjoying a quick trip, once found in Capri? (3,5)|
|26||Error on net returns? A source of income for 16 1A, 1D 8, 20 25 and 27 6 (6)||20/25||Outlast machine, maybe? – Energy and grit finally lacking, he couldn’t outlast 27 6 (7,5)|
|28||Pass short message to religious community (3)||22||Graves, perhaps, in French territory – territory visited by Vikings long ago (7)|
|29||S, or R in some countries? (4,2,5)||23||Dances around mount (6)|
|30||Find a new home? That’s about it in the home counties (6)||25||See 20|
|31||Home care for little chap, possibly beloved (8)||27/6||Conqueror of 20 25, unpopular king is nothing short of a tyrant (4,5)|