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NTSPP – 058 (Comments)

Not the Saturday Prize Puzzle – 058

A puzzle by Radler

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Welcome to the latest in our series of weekly puzzles.

This puzzle from Radler lacks his usual trademark theme, but has a puzzle within a puzzle.  Solve the outer puzzle first and then the clues for the inner puzzle can be constructed.

The puzzle by Radler will be available by clicking here:

NTSPP - 058

Feel free to leave comments about this puzzle.

11 comments on “NTSPP – 058 (Comments)

  1. I had an early preview of this crossword when test solving for Radler. It is tricky in places but worth the effort. A review will be up later on.

    With 1a, Chambers on the iPhone gives the old spelling used in the answer as an alternative to the more usual spelling.

    Many thanks to Radler for the crossword.

  2. I always have a bit of a Barrie-esque moment when I look at a Radler crossword but did better this time than his last NTSPP as I managed 8 clues on paper and so, after a considerable amount of looking and muttering, went to the online interactive version to get a few letters to get me going. I got on quite well after that, and there were a number of clues that I should have got without the trouble I had. Others I don’t think I would have got for some time. I did like 9a and the particularly Elgar-like ‘two men’ in 8d. A big D’Oh when I got that one! The puzzle within the puzzle was easy to get and I did enjoy that. Thanks to Radler for the brain mangling – I will try harder next time to get on your wavelength.

    1. I’ve just arrived on this page in order to print off the NTSPP. I tried not to look at any comments before attempting the puzzle – but I saw the word “Barrie-esque”! Horrid word!

  3. Thanks to Radler for another good brainstretcher. I made it more difficult for myself by reading “muddied” as “muddled” in 11d. My favourite clues were 20d and 25d/7d. I still don’t understand the significance of Welsh in 6a.

      1. There’s a breed of sheep called Welsh Mountain but I don’t think that’s the same as Welsh.

        1. It was just a light-hearted quip defining female sheep as Welsh woman – there being a great many sheep in Wales.

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