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NTSPP – 035

Not the Saturday Prize Puzzle – 035

A Puzzle by Biddle

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Foreword

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

This week we have a puzzle from Biddle that has a dig at my grumbles about certain answers that used to appear regularly in older Saturday Prize puzzles!

The puzzle

A Puzzle by Biddle

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Additionally there is an interactive version of the puzzle here

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1 South American cowboy coming from part of Nazi Germany – chop chop! (6) 2 William IV’s consort, with fresh idea after new 9 (8)
5 Types of water in Red River valleys (7) 3 Something long and brown in some ice cream – it smells attractive! (7)
9 Timber trade (4) 4 Cocktail of port and gin on a layer of eggs (9)
10 Originally pure rock operation producing salt (10) 5 George has chart with unknown message – it could tell us about the Downs (9,6)
11 Carter runs after joker who’s departed (8) 6 Actress, who sounds like general on her side in famous movie (5)
12 House by Arabian hills, where tourists might stay (6) 7 Lace egg held by former defence minister (7)
13 Refer to notice (6) 8 Pay for a piece of furniture (6)
14 Sausage Italian merchant brought to American City (6) 15 Cheesy-sounding jockey? Just the reverse! (9)
17 Races around city with lots of people – unknown number (6) 16 She was seen just before bedtime on famous roundabout (8)
19 Inspire trendy follower of Tottenham on the tube (6) 18 Twists, or kind of knot (7)
22 Journeys with new beginning finding us familiar places (6) 20 Medic wearing period golf hat (7)
24 The lady’s right again – for good! (8) 21 Sir is up for tweed (6)
25 Soap actor with equipment on radio (7,3) 23 It’s Italian and white but contains nothing (5)
26 Bone turned over in Italian lunch (4)
27 Theatre performer’s son, swallowing egg (7)
28 Mock pieces for cheap dealers (6)

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