Not the Saturday Prize Puzzle – 105
A Puzzle by eXternal
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Welcome to the latest in our series of weekly puzzles.
He’s been cutting his teeth on the DIY COW clue-writing competition, and today you can tackle eXternal’s first NTSPP puzzle. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
A Puzzle by eXternal
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||Tribe’s overthrown champion lacking power (7)||1||Pleasant sounding doctor has look internally (7)|
|5||Heartless quibble about nothing to start with becomes tortuous (7)||2||Balance worker’s bronze on centre of ledge (9)|
|9||Fast time, nothing slow (5)||3||Church representative conceals love bite (5)|
|10||Smell of European capital is a distinctive feature (5,4)||4||Woman’s to manage upbringing accepting one carer (9)|
|11||Get lost novel appraised (9)||5||Long-gone headless sea creature (5)|
|12||Able to sting (5)||6||Son’s wearing net garment to enhance natural features (9)|
|13||Fetch affluent guards worthless material (5)||7||Endlessly repeat a whack (5)|
|15||Talk sexy without boundaries with similarly affected Serb military leader (9)||8||Justice for Liberal voter, gaining seat (7)|
|18||Main partner to join forces with religious community (4,5)||14||Push forward and bug lover to get married with chief (9)|
|19||Carry out punishment brought about by head of teaching (5)||16||Spineless creature harassed war hero clutching last of retirement money (9)|
|21||Jerk briefly with minute expression (5)||17||Severe don in a car crashed (9)|
|23||Delivery is key, what a six for us! (9)||18||Cut futuristic film’s lost provided backing, upsetting movie reviewer (7)|
|25||It’s fantastic being wonderful girl’s love (9)||20||Reject it, day in bank, while being taxed (7)|
|26||Annoyed European admitted to returning obscenity (5)||22||Enter, one bearing plonk (5)|
|27||Mechanical device resulting from engineering chatter (7)||23||Worn out clothes line causing complaint (5)|
|28||Virgin cradling child in craft (7)||24||Very old place turned upside down to uncover exes? (5)|