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Annotated solutions for Prize 28,434

·1-min read

* puzzle to mark World Naked Gardening Day

Across

9 rare earth RARE + EARTH

10 aster ASTER(n)

11* naked naked ladies (plant)

12* gardening AN N(aked) DIGGER (anag)

13 discord DISC(a/O)ARD

14 accepts AC<CEP>TS

17 copra C/OP(us)/R(oyal)A(cademician )

19* day D(i)A(r)Y

20* world whirled (hom)

21 slip off double/cryptic def

22 drabble BARD(rev)/(a)BLE

24 take stock (s)TAKE STOCK

26 sisal 28S IS A Likely (hidden)

28 prune double def

29 in the buff BETH (anag) in ‘enough’ (hom)

Down

1 wren W(omen) + (borde)R/(unnerve)E/(frighte)N

2 drakes (returne)D/RAKES

3 seed potato 0 in A DOPE TEST (anag)

4 frigid RIGID after F(rosts)

5 charlady CHAR<LAD>Y

6 bare bear (hom) + double def

7 stripper cryptic def

8 trug T<R(omeo)>UG

13 ducks tripple def

15 cow parsley COW + SPARELY (anag)

16 sedge S(ingular)/EDGE

18 prick out P<R(equire)>ICK OUT

19 daffodil D(istrict)A(ttorney) + LID/OFF (rev)

22 Dakota DA<OK(rev)>TA

23 bust-up BUST + UP

24 tope smarT OPErator (hidden)

25 stem S(outh) + MET (rev)

27 lift (o)L(d)I(e) + F(inancial)T(times)


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