NTSPP – 102

Not the Saturday Prize Puzzle – 102

An Alphabetical Jigsaw by Hieroglyph

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Welcome to the latest in our series of weekly puzzles.

This week we have our second Alphabetical Jigsaw – this one is set by Hieroglyph.  Instructions are available when you select the puzzle.

The puzzle is available by clicking here:

NTSPP - 102

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

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16 Comments

  1. Prolixic
    Posted January 21, 2012 at 12:07 pm | Permalink

    Many thanks to Hieroglyph for the crossword. This is an easy introduction to the world of Alphabetical Jigsaw crosswords and recommended to newcomers and old hands. A full review will be up at 4:00 pm with hints and an explanation of how I solved it.

  2. crypticsue
    Posted January 21, 2012 at 12:18 pm | Permalink

    I would second Prolixic’s remarks above. I am not a particular fan of this type of crossword but it has very nice clues and falls into place fairly easily.

  3. gazza
    Posted January 21, 2012 at 1:14 pm | Permalink

    I love alphabetical jigsaws so thanks to Hieroglyph for some very good entertainment (and educational – I didn’t know the F-word and would have guessed that it meant something completely different).

    • Posted January 21, 2012 at 7:01 pm | Permalink

      Gazza!

      • gazza
        Posted January 21, 2012 at 7:57 pm | Permalink

        … like making minced meat balls.

        • Kath
          Posted January 21, 2012 at 10:25 pm | Permalink

          .. of course – whatever else could you be thinking of!! :smile:

          • Posted January 21, 2012 at 11:05 pm | Permalink

            OK, so I have a dirty mind!

  4. Katie
    Posted January 21, 2012 at 1:49 pm | Permalink

    Really struggled with this one, thanks for the help and have a good weekend everyone

  5. Kath
    Posted January 21, 2012 at 2:04 pm | Permalink

    Never done one of these before – struggling a bit. I assume that I need to get answers to all the clues then play around with numbers of letters and which word has which letter where – oh dear – that sounds as clear as mud! I’ll go for dog walk and try again later.

    • Posted January 21, 2012 at 2:12 pm | Permalink

      You shouldn’t need all of the answers – concentrate on those where there are two answers for a given letter and some of those have to fit where the across and down answers start with the same letter. Look at the enumeration and you can rule out some of those pairs.

    • Tilly
      Posted January 21, 2012 at 2:16 pm | Permalink

      Some of the clues have two answer for a particular letter. By looking at the number of letters in each of those answers, try to see if there is a place in the crossword where those two answers can interlock especially if the letter is one of the less used ones.

      Hope this helps!

      • Kath
        Posted January 21, 2012 at 10:28 pm | Permalink

        Thanks Big Dave and Tilly – finally finished without needing the hints but it took a while. Really enjoyed the challenge.

  6. Tilly
    Posted January 21, 2012 at 2:18 pm | Permalink

    Really enjoyed this crossword. Many thanks Heiroglyph.

  7. Posted January 21, 2012 at 7:04 pm | Permalink

    Excellent fun! Enjoyed the previous one as well (was that from Radler?) so I guess that makes me a fan of the jigsaws.

    No real favourites as I don’t seem to remember the clues in the same way as in a ‘normal’ crossword.

    Thanks to Hieroglyph for the fun (and from pommette too as she solved most of it and was in charge of filling the grid!).

    • Kath
      Posted January 21, 2012 at 10:32 pm | Permalink

      One of my favourites was the “R” word if only because it reminds me of one of my favourite jokes – far too long to tell here and the point would be lost anyway as we now know what the word is. This one was also my last to get.

      • Posted January 21, 2012 at 11:10 pm | Permalink

        Sorry Kath, can’t remember a joke about the R word so perhaps you could tell me tomorrow. That was one of the few answers that I got quicker than pommette (she was on good form today!) as lower = cow is a bit of a chestnut and worth remembering. It was a nice clue.