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NTSPP – 065

Not the Saturday Prize Puzzle – 065

Smoke And Mirrors by Radler

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Foreword

Welcome to the latest in our series of weekly puzzles.

This week we have a themed puzzle from Radler.

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.

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7 Without hesitation, lose concentration and stick with 13 (4) 1 Mayfair venue for Jimmy’s bash? (6,4)
8 13 heard obscenities from prostitute and writer (5-5) 2 Bad clue re-written by me, finally could make the grade (8)
10 Place to view performance, 13 perhaps (6) 3 Mad Hatter or crazy Hare after start to Tea Time hazard (6)
11 Male aliens with 13 balls (7) 4 One refusing to stop earning a crust (4)
12 It could make mass vibrate, literally (8) 5 Spoil transplant on top of sibling’s hair loss (8)
14 13 turn (5) 6 Wiped underneath step stool originally one used as doormat (4)
16 Smoke pipe, a 13 pipe but not a whiff of tobacco (4) 9 It needs to be seat’s stuffing to get well-upholstered (5)
17 Have a go regularly with one’s sponsorship (5) 13 It’s fab having smart threesome about (5)
18 Fresh produce (4) 15 Chat under 13 light, provides cause of gaunt appearance (7,3)
19 13 to favour sinister parts (5) 17 A river and a state (8)
21 Constituents of schemes with knight (8) 18 Grow larger, like Alice if 13? (8)
23 Shakes with 13 song (7) 20 Group named Saatchi & Saatchi? (5)
25 John travelled North East (6) 22 Attempt to get sex for right body (6)
26 13 10? (10) 23 Who’s Keith? (4)
27 Ground Zero, not quite goodbye (4) 24 Broadcast as Henry Cooper put in an appearance (4)

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