Not the Saturday Prize Puzzle – 055
Hearsay by Radler
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Welcome to the latest in our series of weekly puzzles.
Radler entertains us again with a puzzle which has an interesting theme which is suggested by the sub-title.
The crossword includes a phrase (related to 5 down) which has been split across a number of separately clued solutions, each of which holds one or more words from the phrase. Some of those solutions hold two or more words that would not normally constitute a phrase in themselves.
Thank you to Prolixic for test-solving this puzzle, and for suggesting a better and more suggestive 16d than I had originally clued.
Hearsay 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.
|1||Universal Cinema production featured in cryptic clue (10)||2||Settle down on bedding to talk amorously (4,2)|
|7||Turn on radio (4)||3||Parasite: use wrong name to point it out (9)|
|9||Doctor arrested East German for careless talk (6)||4||Sweep up and down (3)|
|10||Stuck heading for Pole? (8)||5||9 apocryphally accredited with 7ac 14 20 12 23 (7,8)|
|11||Most sylphlike: perhaps Pussy Galore? (10)||6||Bananas eaten in lust, producing number twos (11)|
|13||Johnny’s ready (4)||7||Against invading, so resigned (5)|
|14||Seven meandering hand-free during bicycle race (5,3,4)||8||Northbound station commuting time to go astray but not a problem (3-5)|
|17||Given what was meant by 14 20, nerd gets irritated then goes inside (12)||12||Our goal is “Win or get drunk”, swallowing one’s pride (4,5,2)|
|19||Stole and received sentence (4)||15||Sweet skirt and coat (5,4)|
|21||On edge in figure 20, it’s said (2,8)||16||Fantasise when male gets end caught in steamroller (8)|
|22||Product of a generic businessman (8)||18||Lover’s afterthought on unknown man giving cold embrace (6)|
|23||Echo Zero Charlie Echo Foxtrot? (1,5)||20||13 or one of the 13 states surrounded by water (5)|
|24||Grant produced every piece (4)||23||Individual drive back (3)|
|25||Work’s dreadfully tiresome, but instrumental in determining vision (10)|