Not the Saturday Prize Puzzle – 051
A puzzle by Qix
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Welcome to the fifty first in our series of weekly puzzles.
Qix makes a quick return to the NTSPP fold with this new puzzle. He’s promised not to use triple unches in future!
A puzzle by Qix
There is an interactive version of the puzzle here .
If you prefer your puzzles on paper, a pdf of the puzzle an be downloaded from the interactive version.
|1 & 18a||Thrashing inept scholar on rump? (8,10)||1||Greens house? (7)|
|4||Cook gets tea made centrally (5)||2||Two blokes following Greek character and historic African (9)|
|8||Sounded bullish about initial tryst, and proposed (6)||3||Port explodes; sangria – to some extent (6)|
|9||Editor’s first documentary inside nuclear facility (8)||4||Begin to be celebrity solicitor (5,3)|
|11||Second husband having ball in public went too far (8)||5||Very English vote to retain aristocratic leaders (5)|
|12||Associate diplomat (not English) (6)||6||Distribute spoils with hard gangster (7)|
|14||Starts to set wheels in motion for exercise (4)||7||Soldiers from central Armenia (3)|
|15||Disheartened academics’ studying involves university, normally (2,3,5)||10||Overwhelm cheat with some arithmetic and English (7)|
|18||See 1a||13||Inclined to remove last slipcover from study (7)|
|19||A female Wimbledon winner? (4)||16||Incompetent initial scribblings rubbed out after letter to the Corinthians turned up (9)|
|22||Exercises painful? That’s OK (6)||17||Surgery primarily considered after drug is rejected (8)|
|24||Wanting to understand “The Return of the King” in French (8)||18||Celebrated for all to see in tree (7)|
|26||In retrospect, a pillar of her community (4,4)||20||Volatile traitor captured by Clapton? (7)|
|27||Quarter note (6)||21||Naysayer used to describe hosiery (6)|
|28||Competed with expert getting in the way (5)||23||Truck from the north unloading 20% of cargo (5)|
|29||Unpredictable woman gets into whips from the east (8)||25||Under way, having left ducks behind (3)|
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