NTSPP – 108

Not the Saturday Prize Puzzle – 108

A Puzzle by Bufo

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Welcome to the latest in our series of puzzles, which have now been running every week for over two years.

It’s been nearly a year since Bufo’s last NTSPP puzzle – but it was worth the wait!

The puzzle is available by clicking here:

NTSPP - 108

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

Congratulations are also due to Alchemi – he has secured a regular fortnightly slot on the excellent Cricinfo webset where he will be setting cricket related puzzles under the alias Hemical (another anagram of his first name).

http://www.espncricinfo.com/page2/


12 Comments

  1. crypticsue
    Posted March 3, 2012 at 12:09 pm | Permalink

    A very enjoyable, perfect for lunchtime solving, crossword from Bufo. Thank you and ‘more please’!

  2. Prolixic
    Posted March 3, 2012 at 12:21 pm | Permalink

    Ditto to the above. I will post a review later.

  3. Isla3
    Posted March 3, 2012 at 12:58 pm | Permalink

    Having shared a beer or 15 with The Big Easy (one beer for me, about 15 for him) on the Saturday evening of a tournament when he was in contention, I admire the all-in-oneness of 29 down.

  4. Colmce
    Posted March 3, 2012 at 12:59 pm | Permalink

    Thanks Bufo, really enjoyed it.
    (and with very little electric help!).

  5. Tilly
    Posted March 3, 2012 at 1:20 pm | Permalink

    Thanks, Bufo, for a very enjoyable crossword.

  6. Posted March 3, 2012 at 1:59 pm | Permalink

    Very enjoyable however I will have to wait for Prolixic’s review to understand why 11a, 7d,13a are what they are.
    Thank you Bufo

    • Posted March 3, 2012 at 2:14 pm | Permalink

      Briefly:

      11a – add on to your answer to get the capital of the U.S. state of New Jersey
      7d – O(f) + some soldiers (men) inside some animals
      13a – the French for “of” + head of S(tate) + a word meaning having agreed with a member of an opposing party to abstain on a motion in parliament

  7. Alchemi
    Posted March 3, 2012 at 3:08 pm | Permalink

    Nice puzzle, Bufo. I loved 30A especially.

    As to my Hemical puzzles on Cricinfo – they are actually going to be fortnightly. Thanks to all here for their encouragement and help: without it, I wouldn’t have had the nerve to pitch the idea at Cricinfo.

    • Franco
      Posted March 3, 2012 at 3:53 pm | Permalink

      Alchemi, thanks for the info regarding your puzzles on Cricinfo.

      I have managed to find the puzzle directly via a Google search (cricinfo + Hemical + crossword), but I cannot find it via the Cricinfo home page.

      Is it possible to print the puzzle? I have never become accustomed to doing them on-line.

      I’m sure that all the Cricket loving ladies on this blog will be delighted to have a go!

      • Alchemi
        Posted March 3, 2012 at 8:27 pm | Permalink

        CI aren’t keen on a direct-to-print option: they want to retain eyeballs. And under the terms of our agreement, I can’t republish somewhere else with a print option for another few days yet.

    • Posted March 3, 2012 at 5:40 pm | Permalink

      @ Alchemi

      I should have checked with your email – now corrected.

      @Franco

      The puzzles can be accessed from “Page 2” of Cricinfo – just follow the link I posted above.

  8. gazza
    Posted March 4, 2012 at 10:49 am | Permalink

    Thanks to Bufo for a very enjoyable puzzle with very smooth surfaces. My favourites were: 6d, 11d and 29d.