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NTSPP – 060

Not the Saturday Prize Puzzle – 060

A Puzzle by Prolixic

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Foreword

Welcome to the latest in our series of weekly puzzles.

This week we have the latest puzzle from Prolixic.

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 Heartlessly badmouths complex medical procedures? (3,5) 1 Copies notes on civil service (6)
5 Support for Golden Orb? (6) 2 Storage space reduced for Italian wine controller (3)
9 Soften as friend hugs tree (8) 3 Nouveau riche owns things of gold (5)
10 Tip alien for 12 (6) 4 Hard sprouts pared and boiled for 12 (7)
12 Rich leader accepts award (5) 6 Governor’s for and against short temper (9)
14 Rodin initially rejected pretty poor design for model (9) 7 12 in the outskirts of Derby (5)
15 Prudish boy leaves 12 (6) 8 Pulls back from harbours (8)
17 Run back after hell’s pervert (7) 11 Link notes not hard (4)
20 White line’s received by party (3,4) 13 Prime number – 23rd in the USA (5)
22 Blacksmith’s 12 (6) 16 Silly nerds can’t excel (9)
24 Acts to cut legal documents (5,4) 18 Old spirit’s mixed for African native (5)
26 Colonel in Belgium’s oddly quiet (5) 19 Don’s of no practical use (8)
27 Rotten game holds back 12 (6) 21 Light infantry working for 12 (4)
28 Pirate – one in a murder possibly (8) 22 Climbing plant pruned in tub for 12 (7)
30 Canons strip head to toe (6) 23 Place in the Seychelles for 12 (6)
31 Character studies got Hoyle perplexed (8) 25 Bailiff beheaded for 12 (5)
26 Head over for 12 (5)
29 Some in Paris love Flanders and Swann? (3)

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