Not the Saturday Prize Puzzle – 041
A puzzle by Gazza
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Welcome to the forty first in our series of weekly puzzles.
This week we have a special treat – a debut puzzle from our very own Gazza. After a string of wins in the DIY COW clue writing competition, Gazza has been persuaded to set a whole puzzle – and it’s a cracker!
A puzzle by Gazza
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.
|1||Consignment to Scottish island involves end of pier introduction for organised traveller (7,7)||2||Boldly soliciting vice round Greek island (9)|
|10||Again select front-runner after set-back (5)||3||Small car park is out of order (5)|
|11||Many a drug smuggler embraced bird, you’d heard (9)||4||Extravagant musing may result in building with lots of bars (9)|
|12||Old president starts to eschew all drink (4,3)||5||Plant built afresh after head of oil company is replaced by its no. 2 (5)|
|13||Full of colour, young female friend? (7)||6||One-dimensional international body leads to Ireland adopting original scheme (9)|
|14||Middle America is rocked by wrongdoing (5)||7||Nice night follows a cold-weather race (5)|
|16||Most exquisite stone inset loses nothing in translation (9)||8||Milk deliverer imprisons lady at that place (7)|
|19||Good, good late answer for old ham producer (3,6)||9||Language of a top-drawer writer (6)|
|20||Extra insurance covers periods of bad weather (5)||15||Shoulder decoration Pyrenean town permitted in Summer there (9)|
|22||Latte drunk in silence and secrecy (7)||17||Deep-rooted reform without an end to malpractice is dead in the water (9)|
|25||Is somebody talking about you in the vicinity? (7)||18||French singer who was in no way sorry? (5,4)|
|27||Drawn out nervous tension consumes former partner (2,7)||19||Temporary bypass in gridlock is only partial solution (7)|
|28||Pandemonium when English poet is announced (5)||21||You can’t miss this model (6)|
|29||Forbidding measure of drink to key workers at night (9,5)||23||Pipe cleaner? (5)|
|24||Hair colouring taken up to some extent by Anne Hathaway (5)|
|26||Non-British outpost where cowboys operate (5)|
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