Daily Archives: June 18, 2011

NTSPP – 071 (Review)

Not the Saturday Prize Puzzle – 071

A Puzzle by Boaz

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Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

A warm welcome to Boaz with his debut puzzle on NTSPP. Boaz is an old hand on the DIY Clue of the Week contest and has had two puzzles published on Alberich’s crossword site and, I think, another on Anax’s site (I cannot immediately locate those crosswords. They may have been lost to posterity when the site moved to a new server). If he has other puzzles published, I have not come across them, which, given the quality of this crossword, is my loss.

This was not a fiendish puzzle. It probably took me about the same amount of time as today’s Telegraph prize crossword. The cluing was precise and fair and there were some smiles on the way. I am still blushing at 10a. I am not sure my web filters will allow me to research the imagery required to explain it.

I have highlighted my favourite clues below in blue. Please give your own words of encouragement and comments below.

NTSPP – 071 (Comments)

Not the Saturday Prize Puzzle – 071

A Puzzle by Boaz

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Welcome to the latest in our series of weekly puzzles.

This week we have yet another setter new to the site. Those of you that follow the DIY COW clue writing competition will already know Boaz, and will be on the lookout for witty and sometimes cheeky clues.

DT 26582 (Hints)

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26582 (Hints)

Big Dave’s Saturday Crossword Club

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As is usual for the weekend prize crosswords, I will select a few of the better clues and provide hints for them.