NTSPP – 109

Not the Saturday Prize Puzzle – 109

A Puzzle by Alchemi

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

This week we have another puzzle from Alchemi.  When you’ve finished this one, make sure you don’t miss his fortnightly slot, as Hemical, on cricinfo

The puzzle is available by clicking here:

NTSPP - 109

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


  1. crypticsue
    Posted March 10, 2012 at 12:33 pm | Permalink

    A lovely topical puzzle from Alchemi. I particularly enjoyed 15a. Thanks to him once again. Fans of his puzzles will be pleased to learn that although he has a regular ‘cricket’ puzzle slot, he assures me there will still be ‘ordinary’ Alchemic cryptics for those of us who aren’t cricket experts.

  2. gazza
    Posted March 10, 2012 at 12:58 pm | Permalink

    Thanks to Alchemi for a very pleasant puzzle which I enjoyed a lot (in spite of the large number of anagrams). There are some excellent surface readings (I liked 22a and 16d) but the stand-out clue must be 15a.

    • Prolixic
      Posted March 10, 2012 at 12:59 pm | Permalink

      The review already mentions that you would have needed to take your shoes and socks off!

  3. Prolixic
    Posted March 10, 2012 at 12:58 pm | Permalink

    An enjoyable crossword from Alchemi. Review will be posted at 15:00.