Many solvers miss having a second cryptic puzzle to solve on Saturdays, which is why I created the “Not the Saturday Prize Puzzle” series. Here you will find puzzles from current published setters, like Anax, Elgar and Tim Moorey, through to lesser-known setters, some offering their debut puzzle. The only criteria are that they should be enjoyable to solve and cleared for publication. One puzzle a week will be offered – at midday on Saturday. There will be a post associated with each puzzle where you can say whatever you like (within reason).

There is an index to the interactive versions of these puzzles here.

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### Other puzzles by Guest Setters

These are puzzles by guest setters that have been published elsewhere. You might like to enjoy these as well. Thirteen of the setters who appeared first in the NTSPP and Rookie series (indicated with * below) have gone on to have puzzles published in the National press.

**Alchemi *
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Alchemi has had puzzles published in The Independent and The Independent on Sunday.

He had a regular fortnightly slot on the Cricinfo site, as Hemical.

He has also had puzzles published on Alberich’s site:

**Anax**

I’m sure that by now you all know that Anax’s puzzles are regularly published in The Times, The Independent (Anax), the Financial Times (Loroso) and, under the alias Elkamere, in the Telegraph Toughie series.

He also has a number of them on his Anax Crosswords site and on Alberich’s Guest Page 2, Page 3 and Page 4

Unexpected Bonus (16/04/2010) – interactive version or as a pdf

**Artix**

Artix is a regular setter in the Magpie and has also had one Listener and one EV (1095) published. He co-compiles with Chalicea as Nudnix, and with Chalicea and Ilver as Rasputin.

**Bucko *
**

Bucko has had a puzzle published in The Independent.

He has also had a puzzle published on Alberich’s site:

**Chalicea**

Chalicea has had puzzles published in a variety of journals. She co-compiles with Artix as Nudnix, and with Artix and Ilver as Rasputin. She has also had puzzles published as Curmudgeon and Bics.

**Commoner *
**

Commoner has had puzzles published in The Independent on Sunday and a number of puzzles on his own site crypticcommoner.

**Crucifer**

Crucifer had a regular gig in a food writing magazine until it folded.

**Donk *
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Donk has had puzzles published in The Guardian (as Screw), The Independent and The Independent on Sunday.

**eXternal *
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eXternal has set Listener, Enigmatic Variations, Inquisitor and Independent puzzles, as ArteXlen, in the FT and as ProXima in the Telegraph Toughie series.

He has also set the September 2012 Prize puzzle on Derek Harrison’s Crossword Centre.

**Gervase**

**Halcyon**

**Hieroglyph *
**

Hieroglyph has had an Inquisitor puzzle published as well as several puzzles in the Independent.

**Hoskins *
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Hoskins has had puzzles published in The Independent, The Magpie, 1Across and The NADFAS Review; as Talos he sets for The Times Literary Supplement; as Ned he sets general knowledge puzzles for The Sunday Herald; and under his own name, David McLean, he sets for the Sunday Times and contributes to The Church Times.

**Knut**

Knut has puzzles published in The Independent.

**Lohengrin**

Lohengrin has puzzles published in The Independent.

**Maize*
**

Maize has had a puzzle published in The Independent.

**Phibs**

Phibs has set barred puzzles in the Enigmatic Variations (as Ranunculus) and Inquisitor series (as Triton), as well as the Magpie magazine (as Phylax).

**Prolixic *
**

Prolixic has had puzzles published in The Independent and The Independent on Sunday, as Kairos, and in the Church Times, as the Reverend Michael Callaghan.

Thus Spake Araucaria – interactive version

He has also had a puzzle published on Alberich’s site:

**Qix**

Qix has a puzzle published every Monday in the Glasgow Herald.

**Quaiteaux**

Quaiteaux has puzzles published in The Independent.

**Radler *
**

Radler has had Inquisitor puzzles published.

**Robi / Windsurfer **

Windsurfer Puzzle 2 on Alberich

**Shark**

Shark has set Listener, Enigmatic Variations and Inquisitor puzzles.

**Skipjack *
**

Skipjack has had an Inquisitor puzzle published, as Serpent.

**Snape *
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Snape has had puzzles published in The Independent as Eccles.

**Vigo *
**

Vigo has had puzzles published in the Independent.

**Wiglaf**

Wiglaf has had a puzzle published in the Independent and has set Listener, Enigmatic Variations and Inquisitor puzzles.

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Created 14 March 2012

Updated 21 January 2017