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NTSPP – 026

Not the Saturday Prize Puzzle – 026

A Puzzle by Anax

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Foreword

Welcome to the twenty sixth in our series of weekly puzzles.

This week we have yet another excellent puzzle from Anax.

The puzzle

A Puzzle by Anax

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1 Very bad sort of art politician does not correct (10) 1 Security guards on duty (9)
6 Race winner breaks this record (4) 2 Cry about end of stay in Paris? (7)
8 Man rejected by couple with little room for parasite (8) 3 Sailing vessel loads produce before shipping (3,5)
9 Back down long after American retreat (6) 4 A percentage off, a great deal (9,6)
10 Cheat run over – thumbs-up to that (4) 5 Reindeer – extremely eager (6)
11 Negotiating payout when promoted? (2,3,3,2) 6 Chief to condemn a boycott for centre (3,6)
12 Issue tender as ladies manage to hold one back (9) 7 Bird shooter will bag one on polar hunt? (7)
14 Drop nothing in front of this (5) 13 Assumed what’s left out of solid isn’t a liquid? (3-6)
17 Wise seabird circling island (5) 15 Precious jade on monarch, young one (9)
19 Potentially being a lit substance (9) 16 Unreliably so, I dally? (8)
22 Where keystroke is appropriately used? (6,4) 18 Elizabeth I (5,2)
23 Cut beef, say (4) 20 Was dancing serviceman heckled outside? (7)
24 Base everything on one’s inner spirit (6) 21 But golf, I hear, regularly appears more like sin (6)
25 Engagement ends in defeat for army and pain (8)
26 After cross, a goal? (4)
27 Spokesperson giving evidence in fraud (10)

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