Prize Puzzle – October 2014

Monthly Prize Puzzle No 29 (October 2014) by Radler

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Why not have a go at our latest Monthly Prize Puzzle?

The winner will receive their choice of any of the Telegraph Crossword Books published by Hamlyn.

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 (18th October 2014).

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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.


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7 Comments

  1. stanXYZ
    Posted October 4, 2014 at 11:07 am | Permalink

    Hopefully, I will have solved it by the closing date (18th October 2014) … but on my progress so far, I very much doubt it!

    Very interesting!

  2. Kitty
    Posted October 4, 2014 at 12:12 pm | Permalink

    Yay! A new monthly prize http://bigdave44.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_yahoo.gif. These are the toughest I usually try to solve (oh, for enough time to battle with the Toughies!) and it’s always been a pleasurable but stiff challenge. This month, I’ll try not to do what I did last time, namely solve the puzzle, find the answer, then forget to enter. Hmm… although actually, not sure I’d want this prize for myself: more crosswords and I’d never find the time to do anything!

    • 2Kiwis
      Posted October 4, 2014 at 6:46 pm | Permalink

      Kitty you can become on honorary member of the HAG club. Those of us who live outside the UK and just enter for the Honour And Glory have automatic membership, but we are prepared to accept others.
      This one looks like it is going to take some time, if the progress made so far is anything to go by. However, lots of time before closing date.

      • Kitty
        Posted October 6, 2014 at 10:53 pm | Permalink

        Thanks. I may do that, or I may find myself unable to resist a freebie. Or perhaps I’d be able to nominate another commenter. What is also something of a possibility is that I’ll not manage it at all… I’m about half-way though so far, and certainly enjoying it – which is the main thing!

  3. KiwiColin
    Posted October 4, 2014 at 11:28 pm | Permalink

    Well that took a bit of working out, but did get there eventually. Promise that the other part of the team had absolutely no input either. It seems to go against all instincts to look for words that do not fit into the available spaces, but it can be done.
    Really tricky but good fun.
    Thanks Radler.

  4. Expat Chris
    Posted October 6, 2014 at 12:21 am | Permalink

    I’m with Stan on this one. Maybe by the closing date, God willing and the creek don’t rise.

  5. Kath
    Posted October 6, 2014 at 4:42 pm | Permalink

    So far I’ve got two answers – one of the two is 24d which made me laugh. http://bigdave44.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_yahoo.gifhttp://bigdave44.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_yahoo.gif
    I’m going to keep trying but I know I find Radler’s crosswords really difficult.