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NTSPP – 056

Not the Saturday Prize Puzzle – 056

A Puzzle by Prolixic

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Foreword

Welcome to the latest in our series of weekly puzzles.

A speedy return for Prolixic – one or two tricky clues but a puzzle that’s well worth the effort.

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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9 Architect’s car is dismantled for indicators (15) 1 Aircrews regularly provide desserts (4)
10 Run on the way, way out (7) 2 Shock finding sloth in personnel department (4)
12 First sign (7) 3 Charismatic glamour grips the web (8)
13 Nice boyfriend is able to return by the middle of July (9) 4 I support sex appeal – the very thing (6)
14 Loveless couple having first dance? (5) 5 Items in the press may be definite (8)
15 Devalued communist accommodates dictator (7) 6 Help maintain one’s in the Queen’s place (6)
18 Amazed by the return of some golden nutshells (7) 7 A branch may be long? (8)
21 Guinea-pigs lack one somewhere underground (5) 8 One barracked about love may be maligned (8)
23 A brick carrier? (9) 11 At that point you once drank a drop of rum (5)
25 Deans lines on Virginia (7) 15 Icy perversion – too exotic for this position? (8)
26 Take part in and finish up left out (7) 16 Produces photographs and enlarges (8)
29 Unorthodox priests venerate archetypes (15) 17 Some land is astern!  Reverse. (8)
19 The best a crew member supported last month (8)
20 Level on time in heat (5)
22 Country reports describe some French returning (6)
24 Speak of city in ceremony (6)
27 Resent hearing short new version (4)
28 Without question, green and simple (4)

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