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NTSPP – 054

Not the Saturday Prize Puzzle – 054

A Puzzle by Prolixic

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Foreword

Welcome to the latest in our series of weekly puzzles.

Back again is prolific setter Prolixic with another fine puzzle.

The puzzle

A Puzzle 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 Jolly tar’s associate in Australia, a bird (8,7) 2 Free do (6)
9 Look askance at as King replaces new jet (6) 3 Glamour as good hotel changes hands (5)
10 Most push back men with sorrow, but not Penny (8) 4 Between seasons with no hint of warmth or sun (5)
11 Quay containing zones gets excellent return for restaurant (8) 5 Ray’s letter (5)
14 Energetic person returns a lot stopping party (6) 6 Consider latter-day Deborah, perhaps (7)
17 Informal association let nobody supply labour (3,3,7) 7 Managed to support return of good scriptures (5)
20 Deception of club game entertaining unknown end of play (7-6) 8 Shoot up ice in island retreat, at last (9)
23 Focal point of recent returns (6) 12 Supply opposing players with enough (5)
25 Society of Engineers battle furiously for safety feature (4,4) 13 Cream of American league going round circuit (5)
28 I fit nine around in vast numbers (8) 15 This uncle could be kinky, young and clean (5)
29 Sleazy mad Prince becomes gross (6) 16 Real target (9)
30 Sign of outrageous climax, moan take’r (11,4) 17 South Africa quits material publication (5)
18 Menial finds nothing in office (2,3)
19 Crime of paper supporting article (5)
21 Element briefly described by engineers (7)
22 Breaking the rules, he left province (6)
24 In rehearsal bring in learner for a warble (5)
25 Bad weather? Shelter in vacant spot (5)
26 Irritation of confused waggoners lacking any bits of news (5)
27 Flush after doctor is in the toilet – just the opposite! (5)

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