Not the Saturday Prize Puzzle – 069
Menagerie by Radler
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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?
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.
|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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