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NTSPP – 079

Not the Saturday Prize Puzzle – 079

A Puzzle by Gazza

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Foreword

Welcome to the latest in our series of weekly puzzles.

This week Gazza returns with a puzzle that has a theme – but be careful as not all is what it seems to be!

The puzzle

A Puzzle by Gazza

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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7 9 raids repulsed (5) 1 Repair to stove door’s postponed (5,4)
8 How obnoxious roofer goes about making killing (9) 2 Are these wild dogs? – hide! (8)
10 Determined vampire slayer introduced in scary writer’s 9 (6) 3 Film philosopher at work (7)
11 Sober quality evident in Attlee and Mitterand (8) 4 9’s works out at 3 (4,4)
12 Robin, say, takes over, hugging a foreign bird (8) 5 9’s reportedly confused (6)
13 Public appeal for the old to be housed in Australia (4) 6 Free really odd savage (5)
15 9 land on head (7) 9 Estate car (4)
17 Revolutionary military group adopting French word for 9 (7) 14 Go hot then cold, getting queasy in desert (9)
20 9 characters featured in works of Asimov (4) 16 Marginal deviation can be ominous (8)
22 9 jolly children in a song (8) 18 Python, for example, took cover in dilapidated piano (8)
25 Rubbish golfer? A danger to kids (8) 19 English composer being imprisoned by French is serious (7)
26 Inflict on 9 (6) 21 Exaggerate celebration after a few balls (6)
27 Stern’s bid is floundering in the soup (5,4) 23 Obligatory cover-up hurts umpire (4)
28 Ill-natured like Mrs Norris? (5) 24 Mounting 9 in bed could be dangerous (5)

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