NTSPP – 050

Not the Saturday Prize Puzzle – 050

Old Timers by Radler

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Foreword

Welcome to the fiftieth in our series of weekly puzzles.

The title of this puzzle by Radler is a cryptic reference to its theme.

The puzzle

Old Timers by Radler

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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6,18 How? Either 28, 19+16, 8+10, 30+27, 4+27, 24÷15 or 22 perhaps (6,3) 1 Sad? Yes and no, kind of like a crusade (8)
7 Spotted more of winter traveller clutching breast (8) 2 3? (1,5)
11 Charge nothing in trade (5) 3 2? (7)
12 Women’s defence group tracks fighters (3,6) 4 Spike characteristically provides cake (6)
13 They threaten death, outrage and American casualties (11) 5 Resounding refusal in a treatment plant (8)
15 No-one but Auntie’s mother? (3) 8 A traveller returns (3)
16 Gwyn’s over from Llangollen (4) 9 It’s nothing to the French holding start of schedule up (5)
18 See 6 10 Having little to follow, time’s precious (4)
19 Beast of a husband’s deceit (4) 14 Self assembly kit missing top (3)
22 Blubber helps to make fatties obese (3) 17 Flirt having no boundaries, snares young lady for wrong publisher (8)
23 Film cast presented with peerage in new production (5,6) 18 Shouted, STOP or there’ll be trouble (3)
26 Dirty pot can’t keep quiet during telling off (3-6) 20 Start off quest breaking your divine rule (8)
28 Pastry supplier’s second chef’s first to leave (5) 21 Watering holes covered by unit thereby providing pressure indicators (7)
29 Parties showed no corruption (8) 22 Hit broadcast in support of kinky sex worker (5)
30 Invested right during grim depression (6) 23 Pass mark upset a very large number (6)
24 Nut having race round camp (4)
25 Request date and time to quit work abroad (3,3)
27 A lot like compass points? (3)

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