NTSPP – 066 (Comments)

Not the Saturday Prize Puzzle – 066

A Puzzle by Hieroglyph

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Welcome to the latest in our series of weekly puzzles.

This week we have a topically-themed puzzle from a brand new setter.  This is the first puzzle from Hieroglyph, who is hoping to attend Sloggers & Betters 8 on the 24th May.


The puzzle by Hieroglyph is available by clicking here:

NTSPP - 066

Feel free to leave comments about this puzzle.

9 Comments

  1. crypticsue
    Posted May 14, 2011 at 12:51 pm | Permalink

    A very very nice NTSPP. Just right for Saturday lunchtime solving. My favourite clues are the laugh-out-loud 2d, 3d and 16d. Thanks to Hieroglyph for a great crossword. More of the same please.

  2. gazza
    Posted May 14, 2011 at 1:18 pm | Permalink

    Thanks to Hieroglyph for the entertaining puzzle. My favourite clue was 14a but, in line with the theme, if that’s not agreed I’ll pick 17a and 4d as next best.

    • Don1991
      Posted May 14, 2011 at 2:21 pm | Permalink

      Talking of 4d Gazza, can I have one of your famous hints please. I’m stuck!

      • Don1991
        Posted May 14, 2011 at 2:32 pm | Permalink

        Got it

  3. Qix
    Posted May 14, 2011 at 2:51 pm | Permalink

    Nice puzzle, good fun to solve.

    Pitched at just the right level for the NTSPP slot, I think.

    Many thanks to Hieroglyph!

  4. Posted May 14, 2011 at 6:16 pm | Permalink

    I liked it very much too, and a very promising début.

  5. pommers
    Posted May 14, 2011 at 9:48 pm | Permalink

    Thanks to Hieroglyph for a fine debut puzzle. More like this would be very welcome!
    Not too keen on 5a definition or on 19d at all but otherwise some very clever clues.
    Pick for me was 20a with its very well concealed definition and anagram indicator. Agree with Gazza about 14a and 5d – brilliant! 16d and 2d were most amusing.
    Thanks again and please keep them coming!

    • pommers
      Posted May 14, 2011 at 9:52 pm | Permalink

      P.S. Pommette didn’t like 17a but she never does like “reverse anagrams”.

  6. Posted May 17, 2011 at 9:05 pm | Permalink

    I was late starting and solving this but wanted to say thank you to the setter. Much fun!