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NTSPP – 062

Not the Saturday Prize Puzzle – 062

… and nonsense by Radler

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Foreword

Welcome to the latest in our series of weekly puzzles.

This week we have a new themed puzzle from Radler.

Setter’s Notes

The solutions include a lot of words or phrases for absurd or foolish talk or nonsense.

The puzzle

… and nonsense 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 Shoddy workers quantified stuff (1,4,2,8) 1 Keenness with Rio’s parting would be a strange thing (6)
9 Instrument on the radio – you listen, characteristically moved (7) 2 Hence link following in the Sky broadcast (9)
10 In need, requiring backing of the Northern fixer? (7) 3 Crash right out of 12’s first (4)
11 Grand time for quiet stuff (4) 4 Discover how to defy gravity with no lifting! (4,4)
12 Refuse place to work in, a mistake getting back (7,3) 5 Horny creature squandered Euro on ambiguous sexual identity (6)
13 See 25 across 6 See 28 Across
15 Shock about most of outrageous stuff (3,3) 7 Play time, stick around (5)
19 Unnamed fool gets it in exception (6) 8 Distinguish top class over average at end of test (3,5)
20 Take over, ringing round for lift (4,2) 14 Greek Lotus Eaters loiter around photo shot on island (9)
23 Not initially romantic, sweeten with hot love round model’s back passage (10) 16 Paper boat folded back (9)
25/13 Stuff down – not last – in posing pouch – not half! (4-6) 17 Enter house first and run into picture (8)
27 Stalks for sweet stuff (7) 18 Boil balls, cruel fun! (8)
28/6d Stuff mate in addition to optimist’s con (4,3,4,5) 21 Get to get mixture (6)
29 Stuff from salesmen sensing trouble (15) 22 Record faces making remarks to audience (6)
24 Continent united with another hot place (5)
26 Provides padding for choicest coats (4)

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