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NTSPP – 069

Not the Saturday Prize Puzzle – 069

Menagerie by Radler

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Foreword

Welcome to the latest in our series of weekly puzzles.

This week we have a delightfully themed puzzle from Radler. Both Prolixic, who test solved it, and I agree that this one is at the easier end of the Radler spectrum, so why not give it a go?

The puzzle

Menagerie 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 Potentially manage “la lingua” (of all other across solutions) (6,8) 2 Workout rule, gain with a pain (9)
10 Harry and Henry’s circle excluding the Queen (5) 3 Female and two males (5)
11 Charlie’s seat (3) 4 Find out roughly, nearly but not quite (5)
12 Fool goes off over love (5) 5 Man shouted, perhaps making way for supermarket trolley (5)
13 Fashion accessory, final item on agenda rejected (3) 6 Endless busy challenge (4)
14 Devil’s back, you must follow religious man (6) 7 Farewell look inside… Eureka! (5)
16 Quickly run miles away from women’s quarters (4) 8 Sheep and pet horse’s condition (3-4)
18 One’s up late having illicit thing to sell (9) 9 Not any old block, one from Egypt (6)
22 Island accommodating hotel for swindler (5) 15 Wow, Ringo’s hot! (3)
24 Crook, chiefly narcotics, spikes alcoholic drink (6) 17 Land using quasi airfield strip (4)
25 Jerks go out with anoraks (9) 19 Peter not keeping quiet about Araucaria? (4)
28 Lead around shops (4) 20 Box ’ear (3)
30 Be evasive with support for artist (6) 21 Perception of state (3)
34 Exchanged notes on divine plague (3) 23 Since remaining ale, drunk a lot (1,4,4)
36 Outwits by intercepting enemies (5) 24 Shot at, but stops flatulence returning? (7)
37 Copy peanuts? (3) 26 Letter about drug, say (3)
38 One predicting future, taking time to provide tip (5) 27 Romantic like Baron of Clapton? (6)
39 Film act between pervert and minor (6,8) 29 Deadly beast trapped by nervous movement (5)
31 Beast’s zeal departs (5)
32 Bomb stokes misery (5)
33 Composer’s wasted half (5)
35 Go slow, crossing borders for city (4)

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