Not the Saturday Prize Puzzle – 057
A puzzle by Qix
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Welcome to the latest in our series of weekly puzzles.
Qix has set a puzzle of comparable difficulty to a regular back-page puzzle.
A puzzle by Qix
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||Soldiers involved in playing drums for Colonel? (7)||1||Mineral found in outskirts of Minorca (4)|
|5||Heading for shed (7)||2||Fish with small head (7)|
|9||Hotel girls dance exotically, without nudity at first (9)||3||A plane with oxygen for China? (5)|
|10||Writer from French opposition (5)||4||Brownie points out accommodation? (3-5)|
|11||You or I, perhaps, join profession (13)||5||Polyclitus, primarily, is an old sculptor (6)|
|13||Swift destruction of Port Said? (8)||6||Memorable day for socialist landlord (3-6)|
|15||Way to return opera to large venues (6)||7||Non-believer drops penny inside the circle (7)|
|17||Police surround empty house of Egyptian leader (6)||8||Fanciful Greek atlas showing Michigan and Ontario, for example (5,5)|
|19||Game with 23 between the French and English (8)||12||Whip mushrooms up on the French shows (10)|
|22||Two fools lead one country to liquidation (13)||14||Medic holds unusual isotope for investor (9)|
|25||Saving without a minimum (5)||16||Acne? Mail-ordered lotion (8)|
|26||Sell off, i.e. vast rip-off? (9)||18||Catch sloppy tanneries missing it out (7)|
|27||One who fleeces ex-footballer? (7)||20||English teacher and students get up at dawn (7)|
|28||For the audience, I tax 12 (7)||21||Preserve DNA dropped by criminal (6)|
|23||Angry hijacker needs no introduction (5)|
|24||A sly look at “The King’s Speech”? (4)|
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