NTSPP – 089

Not the Saturday Prize Puzzle – 089

A Puzzle by Hieroglyph

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Welcome to the latest in our series of weekly puzzles.

This week we have a tastily themed puzzle by Hieroglyph.


The puzzle is available by clicking here:

NTSPP - 089

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


3 Comments

  1. crypticsue
    Posted October 22, 2011 at 2:04 pm | Permalink

    Anyone who prints off the pdf should take careful note of the fact that there is a theme! I didn’t and was held up for ages. Very tricky down clues didn’t help me much with the acrosses until I came back to look at the interactive version. Sorry Hieroglyph, it’s not my favourite NTSPP as it was mostly a case of writing in the themed things I knew via the checking letters and then using the wordplay to sort out the ones I didn’t know and the remaining down clues. I can quite see why our Saturday hint giver likes one particular clue!

  2. Prolixic
    Posted October 22, 2011 at 3:22 pm | Permalink

    I noted that there was a theme before printing the PDF so was in a better starting position than Crypticsue. 11a and 25a helped establish the theme early on. Although there were a number of answers I had to Google to confirm, the wordplay for the across clues was clear and I was fairly confident of the answers. Some nice down clues assisted too.

    Many thanks to Hieroglyph for the crossword. I will be back later with a review.

  3. spindrift
    Posted October 22, 2011 at 3:32 pm | Permalink

    I have to agree with CS. Once I’d solved 9a & 10a the theme became obvious. After that it was a case of looking up the various theme words in Bradford’s & Chambers Crossword Dictionary. Enjoyable nevertheless. Thanks Hieroglyph for diverting me from the work I’m supposed to be doing prior to a business trip to Russia where the temperature is just above zero!