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NTSPP – 034

Not the Saturday Prize Puzzle – 034

A Puzzle by Bufo

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Foreword

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

This week we have another excellent puzzle from Bufo.

The puzzle

A Puzzle by Bufo

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1 Gays voted not very merrily to date regularly (2,6) 1 Bit of game to flush from cover?  (6)
5 A pair of TV presenters pour out wine (6) 2 Suffering derailments like some high-speed trains (11)
9 Sought election in German city with a ruined castle (7) 3 You heard head of NATO has upset such ineffectual people (7)
10 Eastern maiden I think highly of in Dubai? (7) 4 It’s amusing to send up Liberal peer (5)
11 Strong beam used centrally on bridge suitable for small loads (11) 6 One expelled from Eton initially needing support after immoral conduct is cut short (7)
12 Final score (3) 7 Commander’s range (3)
13 Name of palace shared between two dioceses (6) 8 You can hear noises coming from these social networkers (8)
15 A more satisfactory person to give assistance (7) 10 Country that’s no good for antelope to feed on (7)
17 Metallic spike with the end broken off (3) 12 A very short spell is what the jailbird would really have preferred (2,4,2,3)
18 Recognise Norman’s face, the odd-looking chap (7) 14 Alcohol that’s drunk in Athlone (7)
20 Considers the possibility of using a quarter of a million sheets of paper (6) 16 Wrong about king going to Saracen’s Head for large quantities of alcohol (8)
23 Man taking part in line dancing (3) 19 Code this to FODSZQU possibly (7)
24 Focus all one’s attention on a high-density substance? (11) 21 Is he in France hiding gold in holiday resort? (7)
26 I will boycott tyre company that’s not of the highest rank (7) 22 Bufo’s crossing Irish river (6)
28 Attacks popular African statesman in speech (7) 25 Michael possibly set up an early computer (5)
29 Disorganised when putting pet into another animal’s house  (6) 27 Cell constituent found in barnacles (3)
30 Lily Cole arranged  a treat for a youngster (3,5)

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