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NTSPP – 067

Not the Saturday Prize Puzzle – 067

A Puzzle by Prolixic

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Foreword

Welcome to the latest in our series of weekly puzzles.

This week Prolixic returns to entertain us.

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 Modern battles rendered in mathematical form? (10,3) 2 Southern American in a lawsuit after losing independence (7)
10 Base used by florists’ group (5) 3 Agent performed with James returning in poor condition (9)
11 Makes new searches harbouring terrible evil (9) 4 Spear a sand eel (5)
12 Bishop in measures with Queen’s hunters (9) 5 Lovely virgin has gone astray (9)
13 Opening for setter returning (5) 6 Showy person, one notedly from Amsterdam (5)
14 Scaly psoriasis described song (7) 7 Relax and inwardly annoys the upper classses (4,3)
16 Fair son represented to that degree (7) 8 Read fine lesson book without introduction for sweet retailer (13)
18 Dip in road back to river – not quite! (7) 9 Emission ratio adjusted in chemical process (13)
20 Soldier’s t-tales for attendants (7) 15 Defeat for American striker supporting left (9)
22 Regularly need lairs for winter pear (5) 17 Rocket storage facility (5,4)
24 Tactless mother’s boy not starting legal claim (9) 19 Paul informally adopts small boy in region of Malaysia (7)
26 Soldiers hesitate taking map in new deal (9) 21 Solve one number in retreat (4,3)
27 Old car (v2) sent away for moulding (5) 23 Drug hit (5)
28 Recipe of cathedral cook found in 8? (4,9) 25 14a covered by Billy Rich (5)

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