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NTSPP – 049

Not the Saturday Prize Puzzle – 049

With thanks to… by Prolixic

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Foreword

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

This special puzzle features names that will be familiar to followers of the blog.

The puzzle

With thanks to… 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 Old rider’s offer unfortunately led to depression (11) 1 Hump and knock off! (4)
7 Older search engine’s not new (3) 2 Dutch hail TV station (4)
9 Compose Instant Five cleverly in a changeable manner (7) 3 Defamation law king changed for liberal French Emperor!? (9)
10 In the same place bishop replaces learner in fool’s settlement (7) 4 This is ambiguous! (7)
11 Template never incorporates part of a typewriter (6) 5 Creating covering – not square (6)
12 Networks put back broadcast about Egypt (5) 6 Hesitate to accept award on these days? (5)
14 Reintroduce nuclear supply before the end of March (8) 7 Spy head shows frank quality (9)
16 Small man in Waverly, say, gets a drink? (6) 8 Zindane’s first to wear strip for footballer (5)
19 Falcon’s first to be entertained by admirer – the dog? (6) 13 Garden regularly weeded before wallflowers initially did this (4)
20 Draw of Krishna in organised scam (8) 15 John King has one as a doppelgänger (9)
23 In wrath and anger – it’s an American thing (5) 17 Nasty woman manager brawling in race (9)
25 On return Queen embraces holy man’s insect form (6) 18 Some French leave dome’s location returning one like 3d (4)
28 Prayers – maybe Roy’s lack breadth… (7) 21 Sacking in Ashes debacle (7)
29 … As Christian Union in Persia’s finally persecuted and short tempered (7) 22 Arising from Atlantis litigation – a treaty (6)
30 Allegedly brave girl (3) 23 Rishi’s first getting in drinks – reds? (5)
31 Deadly results from preparation of insect toxin (11) 24 Chef oozing rum cooked for one of Zurich perhaps (5)
26 British alien visitor’s toad (4)
27 Does badly in poetry (4)

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