NTSPP – 099

Not the Saturday Prize Puzzle – 099

A Puzzle by Boaz

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Welcome to the latest in our series of weekly puzzles.

If you have solved any of the previous puzzles by Boaz then you will know what to expect!  If not then you are in for a treat.

The puzzle is available by clicking here:

NTSPP - 099

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

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7 Comments

  1. crypticsue
    Posted December 31, 2011 at 12:48 pm | Permalink

    Super Saturday Stuff thank you Boaz. Lots and lots of favourite clues but my top favourites are 2d, 6, 17d and 18d. Not so sure about 10a, though, particularly if Prolixic is looking for clues to illustrate :D

  2. pommers
    Posted December 31, 2011 at 1:02 pm | Permalink

    Excellent stuff Boaz, definitely NOT 16a!
    Agree with crypticsue’s favourite but I like 10a as well, but agree an illustration will be hard to resist!!!

    Many thanks for the entertainment.

  3. Tilly
    Posted December 31, 2011 at 2:19 pm | Permalink

    A sparkling end to the year! Many thanks Boaz. I, too, loved 17d and 18d, closely followed by 6d.

  4. gazza
    Posted December 31, 2011 at 2:22 pm | Permalink

    Thanks to Boaz for a very entertaining puzzle. My favourites were 8d, 17d, 18d and 19d.

  5. Franco
    Posted December 31, 2011 at 3:16 pm | Permalink

    Followed the recommendation from CS on the back-pager and had a go at the NTSPP for the first time for ages. Very enjoyable!

    Favourite: 17d. Looking forward to the explanation of 29a.

    (Being pedantic (or wrong?) – Should there be an apostrophe in 8d?)

    • Posted December 31, 2011 at 3:27 pm | Permalink

      What apostrophe?

      Now sorted

  6. boaz
    Posted December 31, 2011 at 5:40 pm | Permalink

    Ahem. My bad with the apostrophe. Mortified! Many thanks to Prolixic for the top notch write up and choice illustrations, and to anyone who took the time to give it a bash. Also to CrypticSue for the recommendation on the big page!

    Have a great New Year everyone!