Prize Puzzle – April 2013

Monthly Prize Puzzle No 11 (April 2013) by Prolixic

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Why not have a go at our eleventh Monthly Prize Puzzle?  The winner will receive their choice of any of the current Telegraph  Crossword Books.

Please note that, due to punitive postal charges,  while the competition is open to all, the prize is only available to UK solvers.

A review will follow after the closing date (20th April 2013).

MPP - 11

The puzzle is available by clicking on the above grid.

I’ve left this post open for comments, but if you don’t want your comment to be deleted then avoid asking for or giving help with the clues.



  1. tonyjoe
    Posted April 6, 2013 at 3:25 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for this, a very pleasant puzzle! Thoroughly enjoyed for it’s mix of clue types and some lesser used words but nothing too obscure. Thanks again.

  2. KiwiColin
    Posted April 6, 2013 at 7:57 pm | Permalink

    Fun puzzle enjoyed it. Thanks Prolixic.

  3. Only fools
    Posted April 6, 2013 at 8:02 pm | Permalink

    Very enjoyable .Faves 8a and 21a .”puzzled” by 10d .
    Thanks very much .

  4. axe
    Posted April 7, 2013 at 12:18 am | Permalink

    I can only suggest that your answer is incorrect. The wordplay is good.

    • Only fools
      Posted April 7, 2013 at 12:42 am | Permalink

      Hi A
      I assume that comment is to me .I agree the wordplay is good and I know my answer is correct .I will be interested to wait for the review as we have
      before .

      • axe
        Posted April 7, 2013 at 1:08 am | Permalink

        Sorry if i missed the reply button, it has been a long day. About 50% through.
        will leave the rest of the puzzle until later.

  5. Expat Chris
    Posted April 7, 2013 at 12:45 am | Permalink

    My first attempt tackling the MPP and I’m finding it hard going. A little less than half completed so far. It might take until the closing date to finish, but I’m plodding along!

  6. axe
    Posted April 7, 2013 at 9:09 pm | Permalink

    Completed. Unsure about one clue.
    Very much looking forward to the review from CS.
    Many thanks to Prolixic for an excellent crossword.

  7. Expat Chris
    Posted April 8, 2013 at 9:31 pm | Permalink

    Finished. Three that I’m doubtful about. I did enjoy the slog, and will definitely try the MPP again, even though I’m not eligible for the prize

    • 2Kiwis
      Posted April 8, 2013 at 10:13 pm | Permalink

      Well done Chris. Like us, you just play for the HAG. (Honour and Glory).
      Cheers, Colin.