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NTSPP – 068

Not the Saturday Prize Puzzle – 068

Map by Elgar / Enigmatist

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Foreword

Welcome to the latest in our series of weekly puzzles.

This puzzle was distributed by Elgar at the S&B 8 meeting on 24th May 2011 and he has kindly given permission for it to be reproduced here.  Although targeted at those attending, the notes below are still helpful in solving the puzzle, as is the post announcing the meeting.

Setters Notes

Start with A in the Northwest corner and Z in the Southeast corner.

Having discarded the A-Z, entry of T and L confirms your (S&B) attendance in the Crow’s Nest (clue 5) at the Ship & Shovell (diagonal), address 1-3 (clue 1), (clue 16ac) (clue 24). From 4 heading toward 30, follow the instructions in clue 9 under the 12.

RIP 28.
[For those unaware of the identity of the “absent friend” please see this post on Derek Harrison’s Crossword Message Board.]

Further Notes

15d contains a special character in the unchecked square

16d is not in Chambers, the Oxford Dictionary of English or even the New Oxford American Dictionary.

The puzzle

Map by Elgar / Enigmatist

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 1-3 (16ac 24): Sloggers’ 8th — you may, unfortunately, get a whiff we’re about! (5) 2 Get cutting stuck in remarkable album (3,4)
4 Roxy advised you to do this location (3,6) 3 Musical tin producing X-ray image (3,4)
10 Visually locate a more particular boil (6) 5 Drunk in Crow’s Nest? (4)
11 (Suspicious?) activity anticipating disciple’s departure (6-2) 6 Accomplishment of mass killer (5)
12 Underneath this location in the air (6) 7 Forgetting women, power right up for event on 30? (7)
13 Turn up after time with a side-splitting lady’s hat? (7) 8 Unlikely compound for one so young? (7)
14 Printmaker depicting low terrain, then high, on journey through Europe (4,4) 9 Lost? Out of Villiers Street, it’s right & south — begin with this (8)
16 In this location, yellow and black bird with coloured head…(see 24) (6) 14 Thrill’s good, so far (3)
18 In this position, for example (6) 15 We are infiltrating this location (1,1,1)
21 Policeman turning over one fun guy, we hear, in testing location (1,7) 16 Turning up, choose accommodation for US Lawmen? (8)
24 (see 16ac)… makes step-wise migration (7) 17 Love dipping regularly into O’Neill (3)
26 Rather/very big lie (6) 19 Bufo’s Ode in a Restaurant? (7)
28 Walk miles with only one pound for toasting absent friend (4,4) 20 An upward trail beginning to develop (7)
29 Go into school language (6) 22 Call together the odd characters in Crown… even odder! (7)
30 Here 1, 4, the 12, 15, 16ac 24 and this or that nearly stabbed Old Father (3,6) 23 The Atrium beer contains acid (7)
31 Supine boozer ejected, full of sherry (5) 25 Tough anagram masks African republic (5)
27 Sad to depart seaside resort? That’s understood (1,3)

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