NTSPP – 096

Not the Saturday Prize Puzzle – 096

A Puzzle by Prolixic

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Welcome to the latest in our series of weekly puzzles.

This week’s puzzle is set by Prolixic.  There’s a mini-theme lurking – Be Prepared!

The puzzle is available by clicking here:

NTSPP - 096

Feel free to leave comments about this puzzle on this post.  A review will be published in due course.



  1. crypticsue
    Posted December 10, 2011 at 12:25 pm | Permalink

    Thank you to Prolixic for an enjoyable Saturday lunchtime diversion. You may wish to borrow Mr CS, as he knew the themed answers and I didn’t! My review will be up later this afternoon.

  2. gazza
    Posted December 10, 2011 at 12:50 pm | Permalink

    Thanks to Prolixic for a very enjoyable puzzle (is he becoming more restrained as he grows older?) with an excellent theme. My favourites were 15a, 24a and 3d.

  3. Posted December 10, 2011 at 8:30 pm | Permalink

    Managed to finish this while hubby watched the pool with a fair smattering of help from Wikipedia and Onelook! Some of the wordplay completely eluded me, 3d and 28a in particular so some lucky guessing involved as well. Thanks to Prolixic for a good taxing Saturday puzzle and to Cryptic Sue for the wordplay explanations.