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NTSPP – 039

Not the Saturday Prize Puzzle – 039

A Puzzle by Prolixic

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Foreword

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

This week Prolixic entertains us again.

The puzzle

A Puzzle by Prolixic

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.

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1 Dry ice cadets supply (9) 1 Small robot gives ancient priest a change of heart (5)
6 Important exams are unfinished (5) 2 Comedy hits, correct? (9)
9 Careless girl quits broadcasting (2,3) 3 Transporter for one infectious old lady? (7,3)
10 Governor returns a gun to head of regiment (9) 4 Fool gets to annoy one in vacuous greeting (3,4)
11 Different underworld god holds two edged sword (10) 5 Geordie returns to work hard and join… (7)
12 Mere water obtained from Quatar nightclub (4) 6 … overseas winger for swindle (4)
14 Settlers from corrupt regimes (7) 7 Old art returns dividend? (5)
15 Endlessly cautious about steel drum or drums (7) 8 Satyr, 9, dissected cow (9)
17 Remove end before firing? (4,3) 13 Awful ape-men I act to free (10)
19 Thoughtful dear old husband leaves (7) 14 Suddenly without secretary men start to err (9)
20 Imitate regular email to setter (4) 16 Young girl’s head drops having joints somewhere on board (9)
22 Ramesses in desperate attempts, falling just short of the mark? (4,6) 18 Masters flogging timeshare he vacated (7)
25 Oscar managed corporation with a new primate (9) 19 Dad allegedly cut vegetable (7)
26 Order a railway announced (5) 21 Complains one is in battlefield (5)
27 Take action on measure and succeed (5) 23 Giovanni’s come back over unknown council (5)
28 Declaration of one in a hurry made its mark (9) 24 Essentially feel good returning stare! (4)

 


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