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NTSPP – 031

Not the Saturday Prize Puzzle – 031

A Puzzle by Tilsit & Prolixic

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Foreword

Welcome to the thirty first in our series of weekly puzzles.

This week’s puzzle is from our very own Tilsit, with help from Prolixic.

The puzzle

A Puzzle by Tilsit & Prolixic

If you prefer your puzzles on paper, click on the grid to download a pdf of the puzzle (available later).
Additionally there is an interactive version of the puzzle here

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1 “I’m new dance bod!” revealed this lady? (3,10) 2 Santa’s domain? (5,4)
10 Flight direction followed by Frenchman of note (3,6) 3 Old internet connection jams group of Communists (5)
11 Small state chasing support (5) 4 Someone who classifies explorer embracing self (7)
12 Attire perhaps once chosen by Blue record carrier (5) 5 Recruits new sentinels after losing way. (7)
13 Condition that Pepys said was lunatic (9) 6 Regular time for free drinks with rector (not in London) (2,3,4)
14 Where monks may be perfect (2,5) 7 Start of baptism under cross (5)
16 Kosher butcher attempted to embrace revolutionary (7) 8 She surprisingly is one TV talker (4,9)
18 Former cleaner used pot when back in country (7) 9 Only this part captures start  of Cheney’s amazing monster role (13)
20 Hatchet man saw off England’s No 1, he wrote (7) 15 Venue for marriage of Charles and Jerry? (5,4)
21 Subject, one entwined in battle for surrender (9) 17 Problem to stew over, a leaderless alliance? (3,6)
23 In recession, disappointing time for school (5) 19 Transport for computer consultants (7)
24 Bilingual agreement to reach other side. (5) 20 Bridge partner obstructs end of play after opening finesse (7)
25 Such conflicts are a contradiction in terms! (5,4) 22 One in transport round capital (5)
26 A joint effort to put wild boar in gathering (13) 23 Being available, I leave John (2,3)

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