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NTSPP – 081

Not the Saturday Prize Puzzle – 081

A Puzzle by Chaz

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Foreword

Welcome to the latest in our series of weekly puzzles.

This week we have a puzzle at the easier end of the NTSPP spectrum from Chaz.

Please note that part of the wordplay for 28 across is not in Chambers or the ODE – but it is in the SOED!

The puzzle

A Puzzle by Chaz

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.


Enjoy working out which books form the theme!

Across Down
1 Emotional art of MGM book? (6,8) 2 Helper-out for Bond villain on isle (3-3,3)
10 United Nations prosecuted and ruined (5) 3 Hindi caste embraces language group (5)
11 Book heartfelt songs (4,5) 4 Chat to healthier engineer (3,6)
12 Coarse breathing from a pair of Greek characters inhaling nitrogen (7) 5 Become used to things in lesser university uprising (5)
13 Erode each dictator holding point (3,4) 6 Tamil tool used to create fruit (9)
14 A rhus or total bill (5) 7 To err again with, say, raw opium (5)
16 Note pulses with average flow (much more than average flow) (5,4) 8 Copper’s lifting up flower, sweet stuff! (7)
19 Book 9 or 21 for example (3,2,4) 9/21 Book response to “quis custodiet ipsos custodes?” (6,6)
20 Ape short fruit (5) 15 Manifestation of Christ as a purgation (9)
22 Advertising lines from film’s runner in ship (7) 17 Very high flier in dreadful way to lose a wicket (9)
25 State “Henry Jones’ dog” (7) 18 Clan have a problem with sudden onset of snow (9)
27 CIA scouts about for sound quality (9) 19 Wrongly name scam I’ll set to rights (7)
28 Mary-Jane enthrals University College heads with clear speech (5) 21 See 9
29 Peers’ plant’s book (5,3,6) 23 No sullen smell (5)
24 Capital of Valais shelters catholic heir (5)
26 Dished out grief to daughter (5)

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