Not the Saturday Prize Puzzle – 045
A Puzzle by Isla
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Welcome to the forty fifth in our series of weekly puzzles.
Today we have a first puzzle from a new setter. Isla, neither Scottish nor female, is a fan of Chilean footballer Mauricio Isla, the 22-year-old right-back who plays for Udinese in Italy. This puzzle is on the tough side, but well-worth the effort.
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 an be downloaded from the interactive version.
|1||Cut back gel, no good in hair that stands up (6)||1||Jesus the man: extremely hairy, pale, undressed (10)|
|4||Arsenal keeper’s third amazing calamity (8)||2||Tea cups at home? (5)|
|10||When blotto, seal lips around a straw to get the rest? (9)||3||Records contain recent indication of new driver (1-6)|
|11||Wipe the floor with flash young boxer? (3,2)||5||No-name linen, absurd copying (5)|
|12||Travellers’ protector’s crazy as shrubs (2,8,4)||6||Gammon I ate produced pungent gas (7)|
|14||Series of tests remains (5)||7||Busy Lizzie’s over-eager, starts to scramble for time (9)|
|16||Train pupils to throw a ball, perhaps? (4,2,3)||8||See unknown after supernatural vision (4)|
|18||I’m ready, you sound unprepared… (9)||9||Coats, pants cover high fashion (5,3)|
|20||…ready to be shot at dawn (5)||13||Killer band had a quest – to rock the world, ultimately (5,5)|
|21||Between flights a plane parks in airfields (7,7)||15||Careless fellow not about to guess (9)|
|25||Tot has area for play (5)||17||Russians purge army marshals, power transferred in the teeth of this? (4,4)|
|26||Dictator over east provokes horrific tableau finally (9)||19||Ancient race of colonial England (3,4)|
|27||Hearing related to blocking diary radical union leader’s penned (8)||20||Eating flower in such a manner reversed problem in marsupial (7)|
|28||Entertained a thought (6)||22||More appealing as queen under arrest, king set free (5)|
|23||Bows and bouquets (5)|
|24||Fancy fish are (4)|
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