Not the Saturday Prize Puzzle – 094
A Puzzle by Chaz
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Welcome to the latest in our series of weekly puzzles.
This week we have a puzzle from old friend Chaz, back again after a three-month break. There is a bit of a theme running through this one. It was new to me but I managed to work it out.
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 can be downloaded from the interactive version.
|1||Striking event (8)||1||Small Japanese box to plug encroachment (6)|
|5||Instruction to leave ship by internet provider’s twitter (6)||2||Sausage-flavoured drink smothers trendy volunteers (9)|
|10||Sun god drinks a martini as side dish? (5)||3/6||Haphazard research operations ceded odd film book by 20a, 23 (2,8,5,2,8,5)|
|11||Distinctive quality of absurd non-violent environmentalism (9)||4||Pit in no way put him forward? (7)|
|12||Act of side-stepping a vacancy in a benefice (9)||6||See 3 down|
|13||Even left fielder recalled old computer game (5)||7||20a, 23’s genre has origins in social change in foreign institutions (3-2)|
|14||The French lady of the night loses direction in Pakistan (6)||8||Randomly emit pion from red pepper (8)|
|15||Steady increment of fantasy author’s insides (7)||9||Bring closer to final feature (6)|
|18||Crawler follows old car manufacturer and football’s inner sphere (7)||16||Hard two-bit choice twice encapsulating vote of the masses (3,6)|
|20/23d||7 author, Prince Consort and Little Richard holding knight (6,1,4)||17||Possibly what to use when declining a rabid live bat (8)|
|22||Questioned when board’s man met paper’s boss (5)||19||Formally annul law about sound of bells (6)|
|24||Poet’s organ for detecting smell of bird’s tailpiece (5,4)||20||Sailor man died staring with amazement (3-4)|
|25||Schedule sex appeal in age-lines (9)||21||Type of chips found in price condition (6)|
|26||Splendid success in reversal of mental cessation (5)||23||See 20 across|
|27||Fiancée’s kimono ensnares Yupik? (6)|
|28||Tending to embrace a pick entering low place (8)|