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NTSPP – 058

Not the Saturday Prize Puzzle – 058

A puzzle by Radler

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Foreword

Welcome to the latest in our series of weekly puzzles.

This puzzle from Radler lacks his usual trademark theme, but has a puzzle within a puzzle.  Solve the outer puzzle first and then the clues for the inner puzzle can be constructed.  A word of warning – the answer to 1 across is in Chambers, but only as an alternate spelling – it should be easy to derive from the wordplay.

Setter’s Notes

There’s no theme in this puzzle, but to add, I hope, a little interest, the 6 lights forming the middle of the puzzle are isolated from the rest. The (normal cryptic) clues for those are formed from some of the answers in the main part of the crossword.

The puzzle

A puzzle 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.

Across Down
1 Under adjusted balance not put right (9) 1 American people’s exhibit of devout evangelicalism (3)
6 Not as many as four walls housing Welsh female (5) 2 Check on what’s in pod? (7)
9 See red when drug found on retired copper (7) 3 Gives up medicine (5)
10 Edited true broadcast about old country (7) 4 Spud’s bud’s clock (3)
11 Scores draw with Sunderland’s header (5) 5 American football supporter’s shirt (3)
13 Almost all of Winter’s squally wind (5) 6 Top and bottom (5)
14/23 19 e.g. 28 30 & 29d 1d (5,5) 7 See 25
16/21 Get the better of barefaced phoney? F-off! (8) 8 Another change rated two men differently (11)
17 Oath such as Bill provides (4) 11 Having satisfied thoughts defiled, muddied with porn (5-6)
18/12 25 7 5? (7,7) 12 See 18 Across
19 Gutted, goes after to make tracks (4) 14 22 6s of 20, 2, 9, 10, 27 (5)
21 See 16 15 11a 26a 4 3 (5)
23 See 14 20 Comparatively slick equality campaigner took a year out (7)
24 Constituent of Daiquiri shot and Whiskey (5) 22 I crave a bundle – because of this? (7)
26 A standard time away from each other (5) 25/7 Parliament struggle with ex leader of Lib Dems Party (12)
27 Ruin of Norman, taking turn with unmarried man outside (7) 26 Pervert corrupted because old community rejected (5)
29 It’s essential to be nearly circular in shape (7) 28 An hour in the morning for breakfast? (3)
31 Gloomy surroundings for opening of Gray’s Elegy (5) 29 Scrap metal? (3)
32 Preserve from decaying, meantime keeping cold (9) 30 Constraint of half a message (3)

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