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MPP 028 – Review

Monthly Prize Puzzle – 028

September 2014

Latitude by Alchemi

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Congratulations to this month’s winner – A. Weir – who correctly gave Harare (17:51 S) as being nearest to “eighteen degrees S” – the parallel of latitude found in across rows four and 12 of the crossword.

I don’t know whether they used Google to find out which of the places named in the solutions was on this parallel of latitude, but I used an atlas when I test-solved the crossword, which led to our setter changing the wording of the question so that entrants would know that Harare was the answer needed to win the Chambers XWD – A Dictionary of Crossword Abbreviations. Incorrect entries included Port-au-Prince (18:32 N)(my original answer) , Rio de Janeiro (22:54 S) and Mogadishu (02:02 N)

 

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Autumn Masterclass (Nov 2014 – Update)

Autumn Masterclass

Brighton, Saturday 8 November 2014

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A message from Guardian setter Boatman:

Places on my Autumn Crossword Masterclass in Brighton on Saturday 8 November are starting to fill up, so don’t miss out!  If you’d like to join us – and I hope you will – please get in touch as soon as possible at www.boatmancryptics.co.uk and I’ll keep a place for you.

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