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NTSPP – 089

Not the Saturday Prize Puzzle – 089

A Puzzle by Hieroglyph

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Foreword

Welcome to the latest in our series of weekly puzzles.

This week we have a tastily themed puzzle by Hieroglyph.

The puzzle

An Puzzle by Hieroglyph

There is an interactive version of the puzzle here.


Across solutions are of a kind, and lack definition.

Across Down
8 Insect leaps around inside (3,5) 1 Exercise can start to strain nuts (6)
9 Hypocrisy displayed by a Liberal (6) 2 Particulars of plaice dish served on board (8)
10 Spaceman or alien? (10) 3 Listener’s font-head appears, at first, thus; setter is intimidating (8)
11 Made out (4) 4 Dear, is nothing sacred at last? (8)
12 Playing the villain? (6) 5 Sunday best is a riot (6)
13 Setter’s turned crazy (8) 6 Jail fashionable bird (6)
14 Before the Spanish game (7) 7 Seafood obtained by priest boarding vehicle on an island (8)
16 Smell almost like a bear (7) 15 Linesman, reportedly, a medical 6 (8)
20 Elf principally found in part of Ireland (8) 17 Affront her unknowingly, concealing outlaw’s position (2,3,3)
23 Until sitting, to an extent (6) 18 Brushes up on King’s Knight Opening to succeed (8)
25 Iron shirt at the beginning of April (4) 19 Bishops caught in action replay (7)
26 Sweet coffee? (10) 21 Order new starter, having dined (6)
27 Pointless example? (6) 22 Oddly, third Home Guard leader being carried away in the main (6)
28 Turn over a hundred (8) 24 Italian nationalist’s to revive old songs, originally beginning with these? (6)

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