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NTSPP – 040

Not the Saturday Prize Puzzle – 040

For Tilsit from Bufo

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Foreword

Welcome to the fortieth in our series of weekly puzzles.

This week Bufo has compiled a puzzle which incorporates a special message for Tilsit, who is currently recovering from major surgery.

The puzzle

For Tilsit from Bufo

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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8 You almost get along somehow with a person from West Africa (6) 1 Very lazy individual put in offer before the French (4,4)
9 Road-hog taking a spin round the middle of Leipzig. This might tell you how far he goes (8) 2 Here you’ll find Spain, the Ukraine, Romania, and Peru. Or maybe not Peru (6)
10 Where to play a suitable arrangement and what to play it on? (8) 3 Bird shows skill in following deviant sexual practice (4,6)
11 Exercise control over employee’s time (6) 4 High-flier’s period of service with a company (7)
12 An advantage possessed by landed gentry (4) 5 Rook seen in overturned pile of hay getting something it can eat (4)
13 Nearly all pharmacists are pseudoscientists (10) 6 TV detective, a former cavalryman (8)
15 System of philosophy that might have arisen from Nevada town principally (7) 7 Plug small crack in mine shaft (6)
17 English battalion finally start to follow retreating enemy and force surrender (7) 14 Dean shocked by wild 50’s pop star (4,6)
20 E.g. erosions involved in the formation of mountains (10) 16 Fish definitely on the up in one part of Wales (8)
22 Singer having nasal tone to some degree (4) 18 Overweight bosses could be fools (8)
23 Food for an important person? (6) 19 Ostracise one that’s extremely unpunctual (7)
25 Party man possibly changes sides and becomes an ultra-republican (8) 21 Again listen to dry run once Sarah has left (6)
26 A legal right to relieve people with first sign of tension (8) 22 Snake having gobbled fish up is dead to the world (6)
27 Girl found confused in the middle of Bangladesh (6) 24 You might say I had observed closely (4)

 


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