Not the Saturday Prize Puzzle – 106
A Puzzle by Omnia
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Welcome to the latest in our series of weekly puzzles.
Solve this excellent puzzle to reveal a hidden message. This is a joint effort from a number of people: A Clue A Day, Alchemi, Anax, Arachne, Bufo, Elgar, Gazza, Hieroglyph, Prolixic, Qix, Radler and last, but not least, Tilsit who has put the whole project together. A special welcome to A Clue A Day and Arachne as this is their first appearance in this series of puzzles.
A Puzzle by Omnia
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.
Solvers should look around for a special message
|8||Cut in benefits ultimately starts to annoy whole nation (4)||1||Outgrown garment perhaps left one depressed (4-2-4)|
|9||Scrutinising light metal in cheap jewellery (10)||2||Several articles have been written about Frenchman, one that’s hated (8)|
|10||“Time’s about to run out” reflected Rebekah Wade at one point? (6)||3||European port orderly left without fuel (6)|
|11||Posh youngster I had seen around injecting heroin (3-2-3)||4||Initially Palmerston, alternately Eden, finally Russell – or his predecessor first time round? (4)|
|12||Military get-up? (8)||5||Sky has a broadcast about maiden’s headwear (8)|
|14||Amazed by concealing good tricks (6)||6||Mischievous leaders in seventh heaven after the Spanish provided backing (6)|
|16||Greek character is off to Athens first of all (4)||7||Inches roughly shown by old ruler (4)|
|17||They offer a wraparound service in India (5)||13||Predatory birds’ lofty outlook is overstated in their yearbook (5)|
|18||Asian couple in conversation (4)||15||Extremely dark sweatshirt’s in need of repair (10)|
|19||A bear turned on a French animal supporter (6)||17||Aggressive bird, the green cormorant, snatching lion’s share of takeaway (5-3)|
|21||Put curse on old mate prior to start of eviction case (8)||18||Addressed untutored assembly after beheading (6,2)|
|23||Name price, subtract 1, divide by 10, divided by 1, getting this result? (8)||20||Deceptive one won’t have a single regret (6)|
|26||Send out further orders to consume energy (6)||22||Student not looking initially for a job (6)|
|27||Make layman get up after writing new clues (10)||24||No hotel for escort’s customer… (4)|
|28||Terrible shot? Rubbish! (4)||25||….taking part in industrious threesome (4)|