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NTSPP – 074

Not the Saturday Prize Puzzle – 074

A Puzzle by Radler

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Foreword

Welcome to the latest in our series of weekly puzzles.

This week we have a puzzle from Radler – and there is no theme!

Setters Notes

Some of the solutions may be a little obscure, but a pattern should emerge to help.

26a & 5d are not in Chambers, but may be found online.

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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8 Native American taken aback, turn for round down under (4) 1 Wheels attached to artist after one of pair went to make a robot (10)
9 Pneumatic motor broken down by rain in Spain for example (3-6) 2 Tops exposing bare tits! (8)
10 Austrian strains back, perhaps Bob’s lacking substance orthopedically (6) 3 Pruned Bonsais, sacrificing climbing tree (6)
11 Badly slip up, house red initially looking rather like claret (8) 4 Pussycat died, requires epitaph (4)
12 A salt tax, then a redress (8) 5 Drive with burst tyre, anywhere but here (8)
14 Beast was lacking tail. Mine’s got one (6) 6 Excite with contraception, although used up (6)
16 Disguises leader of gang with woman’s clothing (4) 7 Combines leg-over with sexual initiation (4)
17 Clothing range (5) 13 Passionately aroused, stripped for money (5)
18 Pilgrim’s journey Jack’s done first (4) 15 Island supplied with bait could provide dry dock perhaps (5,5)
19 One selling against target requiring gold (6) 17 See you in Monte Carlo (2,6)
21 Casual mention of work let the cat out of the bag (twice) (4,4) 18 Yet has success affected other (8)
23 Thrusts from below – erect and naughty – have sex non-stop (8) 20 Nerds, you and I getting involved with young ladies (6)
26 So, a length of palm (6) 22 Blooming work without time to excel (6)
27 Needed fiddle with a big black tool (9) 24 Vessel for tea bags left to brew (4)
28 Shipshape and prepare to sail from dock (4) 25 Main question for system of exchange (4)

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