Not the Saturday Prize Puzzle – 087
A Puzzle by Alchemi
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Welcome to the latest in our series of weekly puzzles.
This week we have a new setter. Alchemi was recommended by Jetdoc (Mrs Elgar) so you know it is going to be an excellent puzzle.
A Puzzle by Alchemi
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||Clumsy egghead with tiny wrists – not an unknown but a close relation (4,6)||1||Race held in Wyatt Earp’s town (4)|
|6/25||The middle people carrier is very fine (8)||2||Clever American soldier no use in melee (9)|
|10||Odd bits dropping off mangy gorgon cause conflict (5)||3/9||Leonard Nimoy beckons his master, strangely responsible for 1d 22 21 (6,8,3,3,8)|
|11||It’s improving to decapitate and chop up dancing hen (9)||4||Saturate the French church tower (7)|
|12||Crime agency gets first note about small textual additions (14)||5||Former prince cleans out empties and breathes out (7)|
|14||Chiefs of Sussex Constabulary officially press for punishment (7)||7||I moan about essential acid (5)|
|15||Member of mugging gang will stare me out (7)||8||Doctor rigs arrest of doctors (10)|
|17||In radio interview, you say what this footballer’s personal problem is (7)||9||See 3|
|19||Rabble-rouser ties basic teaching in a knot (7)||13||Find nothing abnormal when reading about beginning of uprising (2,3,5)|
|20||Cannot get round Tory son and heir perhaps, not to be countenanced (14)||16||Memory returning, dotty earl is predisposed to lecture about behaviour (9)|
|23||Worsening gout foils alien hunter (9)||18||Sauron’s footsoldiers concealed inside flowers (7)|
|24||Almost last, therefore catch with rope (5)||19||Dog’s Glaswegian neckwear (7)|
|25||See 6||21||Old coin changes hands for comic (5)|
|26||Give me those gaspers or I am hiding the holy water basins! (10)||22||Furniture typical of sporting body (4)|