NTSPP – 085

Not the Saturday Prize Puzzle – 085

A Puzzle by Prolixic

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Welcome to the latest in our series of weekly puzzles.

This week we are entertained by Prolixic.


The puzzle is available by clicking here:

NTSPP - 085

Feel free to leave comments about this puzzle on this post.


7 Comments

  1. crypticsue
    Posted September 24, 2011 at 12:08 pm | Permalink

    A very entertaining crossword, if slightly tougher than previous Prolixic offerings, Highly recommended and if you are stuck, as I was on at least one lot of wordplay, I will be back later with a review.

  2. gazza
    Posted September 24, 2011 at 1:36 pm | Permalink

    Thanks to Prolixic for a very enjoyable puzzle. Unlike Crypticsue I thought that this was slightly easier than some of his previous puzzles – perhaps I’m tuning in to his wavelength. Favourite clues: 12a (would probably have taken longer if we hadn’t had it in Wednesday’s Toughie), 28a and 16d.

    • crypticsue
      Posted September 24, 2011 at 2:19 pm | Permalink

      I did smile at the Wednesday Toughie clue for 12a.

  3. Anncantab
    Posted September 24, 2011 at 4:45 pm | Permalink

    I must have put my comment on this in the wrong place, I said v enjoyable, but why 20 a?

    • gazza
      Posted September 24, 2011 at 4:46 pm | Permalink

      It’s an anagram.

      • Anncantab
        Posted September 24, 2011 at 4:47 pm | Permalink

        Sorry, meant 24a.

        • gazza
          Posted September 24, 2011 at 4:51 pm | Permalink

          It’s a synonym for approach or manner followed by a shorthand way of writing “first”.