Skip to content

NTSPP – 078

Not the Saturday Prize Puzzle – 078

A Puzzle by Hieroglyph

+ – + – + – + – + – + – + – + – +

Foreword

Welcome to the latest in our series of weekly puzzles.

This week we have our second puzzle from Hieroglyph.  Solve the long anagram and you’ve done nearly half the puzzle!

The puzzle

A Puzzle by Hieroglyph

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
1,28,9,21,19a,15,26,12 Poetic beasts set out to peel a banana with a laugh – we deter funny nonsense by 11 (3,3,3,3,5-3,4,2,3,2,1,9,3,5,4) 2 Badger canine (5)
5 Finally, lunar eclipse affected Shakespearian (8) 3 Oasis, perhaps – a musical alternative (5)
9 See 1 4 Clearly dull and icy conditions (7)
10 Find fold (4,2) 5 Stoner crumbling dope that’s nearly finished (7)
11 Poet’s shifty dealer hangs around part of a hospital (6,4) 6 Exterminator’s equipment uses tartar sauce laced with poison, to begin with (3,4)
12 See 1 7 Beer brewed in a basement – recipe wanted brains, in part (9)
13 Beyond E.U. regulation, it’s never observed (8) 8 Auctioned off letters? (9)
16 Cheap literature – it’s the source of a lesson? (6) 14 First successful record (6,3)
17 Get on when setter returns 2’s ruff, say (6) 15 See 1 Across
19 See 1 18 Impassioned sorts of skiers tumble at beginning of slope (7)
21 See 1 19 Pressure on public transport, extremely large crush (7)
22 As fast as the S-car goes, it’s said? Not very fast (6,4) 20 Fruit and nuts à la mode (7)
25 Tee-off shot is sweet (6) 23 Cut standard edition (5)
26 See 1 24 Said to hold tongue (5)
27 Sled aces crashed, having come down in the world (8)
28 See 1

< NTSPP – 077

NTSPP – 079 >

<< Crosswords

Loading...