Not the Saturday Prize Puzzle – 038
A Puzzle by Chaz
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Welcome to the thirty eighth in our series of weekly puzzles.
This week we have a puzzle from Chaz. There are themed answers and extra letters that must be removed from the wordplay, but don’t let that put you off as it is an excellent puzzle.
A Puzzle by Chaz
There is an interactive version of the puzzle here.
If you prefer your puzzles on paper, a pdf of the puzzle an be downloaded from the interactive version.
Seven entries form part of a famous octet and lack further definition.
Eleven other clues contain an extra letter in the word-play which when removed spell out, in order, an instrument associated with the group; all other clues are normal.
The absent member should be written below the completed grid.
|7||Noble gas in French wine (5)||1||Funny greeting, king’s holding debt (9)|
|8||Wall pictures make nooks absurd (9)||2||Boisterously enjoy bad direction for wake-up call (8)|
|10||Microsoft founder has gold for dessert (6)||3||Wailer outlaws sheep innards (7)|
|11||26’s fragment holding right (8)||4||Senseless tall crime regarding verse (8)|
|12||Drive out princess’s beavers’ home (8)||5||Meal making digital exchange (6)|
|13||Clergyman without ‘A’, being short in manner (4)||6||Company bill? (5)|
|15||Ural mine shift for number of Romans (7)||9||Exciting dead kitty (4)|
|17||Second rate & lit. from Buddhist School (7)||14||Lee proved difficult to be regenerated (9)|
|20||Work-shy detective backing limb (4)||16||Outfit I repair is holding up pre-dinner drink (8)|
|22||Books backups (8)||18||Trio captures quiet river shark (8)|
|25||Toll road gate hut pinker removed (8)||19||Given the low-down as Superman obviously has been (7)|
|26||Put an end to hesitation (6)||21||End car crash (6)|
|27||Suspended Leeds in ID mix-up (9)||23||Discover old penny in mass of bubbles (4)|
|28||Last month lad’s lure (5)||24||High among detectives (5)|
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