Not the Saturday Prize Puzzle – 110
A Puzzle by Isla
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Welcome to the latest in our series of weekly puzzles.
You all loved Isla’s debut puzzle, but that was over a year ago. I have persuaded him to have another go, and I’m sure you will enjoy this one just as much.
A Puzzle by Isla
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||Hello sailor! With saucy opening, seizes ship (7)||1||Talk tediously of instrument (4)|
|5||Elaborate, no longer simple (7)||2||Absorbed in music, one succumbs in the centre of hot tub (7)|
|9||Unsure, I fit certain component backwards, a diode perhaps? (9)||3||Rise in chapter and branch (5)|
|10||Carry around a good red pen (5)||4||Ignore workers to make clothing for moguls (3,5)|
|11||Slyly break a trapeze – Aussie goes flying? (5,8)||5||Each river to increase muck in canal (6)|
|13||Missiles shot inside temporary shelters (8)||6||Welcoming paradise at last, infidel shot in elaborate ceremony (9)|
|15||Output from sewer starts to stink terribly and it makes you scratch (6)||7||I ran amok with mental illness (7)|
|17||Heavy attack after end of shelling claims five (6)||8||Employees in the dark about close of plant, impending relocation (5,5)|
|19||Ride in a Roller? Preposterous… (buys Ford) (8)||12||Coach gives support to players (5,5)|
|22||He gets benefit, pocketing entire global float (6,7)||14||Polite behaviour and extraordinary quiet between back-to-back films (9)|
|25||No score for musicians (5)||16||Coolly demolished question included for formal discussion (8)|
|26||Used to be pretty without being absolutely gorgeous (9)||18||Wanton harlot lay back regularly in US city (7)|
|27||Most sophisticated American rejected a singlet (7)||20||Takes out tack, for instance bread roll and escargots, though no starters (7)|
|28||Left embraced by even Vice President of Russia (7)||21||Wretched sailor caught in stream (6)|
|23||Oxford college that is replacing answer in exam (5)|
|24||Pale swallowing drug, try to break habit (4)|