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NTSPP – 052

Not the Saturday Prize Puzzle – 052

A puzzle by Gazza

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Foreword

Welcome to the fifty second in our series of weekly puzzles.

This week our very own Gazza returns with a new puzzle.

The puzzle

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.

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1 Part-time copper’s behind search for windfalls (6) 1 Cheekiest move causes it (8)
4 Advocate staying out of the Euro? (8) 2 Desert giant spooked playwright (8)
9 Scruffy peacekeepers get respectable (6) 3 Very early high-speed film (8,7)
10 I had admitted being well in arrears and got cut off (8) 5 Hoax note takes in American (4)
12 Skirt around a state of hostility (8) 6 I don’t believe it! You’re trying it on with the wrong girl! (4,3,5,3)
13 Bar sandwiches? First round’s made fast (6) 7 Surprising result with bottom pair leading recovery (6)
15 Welsh RU backs reselection of flamboyant dare-devil (12) 8 Bumpy ride in American car to opening of mall (6)
18 A gnome’s irate at fault in asymmetrical arrangement (6,1,5) 11 Italian broadcaster coming under endless abuse after it styles Japanese mercenary (7)
21 Makes an impression thanks to representative on board (6) 14 Bloodsucking American flier’s hesitation after pigeon shooting (7)
22 Idle Hove get a terrible stuffing (8) 16 Lives with company procedures (8)
24 Ready as I can be, supposedly (1,4,3) 17 Heat-resistant material is without equal in an emergency (8)
25 Council challenge blocks boozer (6) 19 Jenny’s first to pitch in (6)
26 Valuable collection jars are rusty (8) 20 Short holiday used up leave (6)
27 Body count has us necessarily pulling back to some extent (6) 23 Just where 8d’s to be found (4)

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