NTSPP – 063

Not the Saturday Prize Puzzle – 063

A Puzzle by Prolixic

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Foreword

Welcome to the latest in our series of weekly puzzles.

This week we have another fine 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 One note on fair game (4,1,6) 1 Trick Orientals (4)
7 Mark’s urge to leave one behind (3) 2 Okay to acquire £1,000 in upturn (5)
9 Even disciples can be preachers (7) 3 Simultaneously redeem life (2,3,2)
10 Guards wrap ambassador in trusses (7) 4 Remarkable summit in India (8)
11 Subject prays endlessly for return (10) 5 Nun’s aide conceals secret (6)
12 Direct exchange (3) 6 English fleet among others is enduring (7)
14 Used subterfuge in English degree (8) 7 County adopts one endlessly at it for a change (9)
16 Boils fish before the Sabbath (6) 8 Mark tastes preparation for martinet (10)
18 Relatives slain around about the beginning of Whitsun (2-4) 13 Abstract theoreticians losing record for scepticism (10)
20 Unmarried princess almost gets handout (8) 15 Pop group to follow one of the Searchers! (6,3)
23 Kind of light brandy not medium (3) 17 Saint’s going commando some say (8)
24 Bedding plant by Welsh pool described by lady (5,5) 19 Take off painter’s suit (7)
27 Formerly wrote and signalled “About to leave” (7) 21 Settled one in increase (4,3)
28 Animal in house with American partner (7) 22 Tease some Ulstermen after success (4,2)
29 Harry’s horse (3) 25 Moderator captures muse (5)
30 One entertained by outrageous sex options in shows (11) 26 Wild geese regularly departing in these days (4)

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