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Monthly Prize Puzzle (November 2017)

A View from the Boundary by Phibs

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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.

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 November 2017).

The competition is now closed

The puzzle is available by clicking on the above grid.

Please read the instructions carefully.

I’ve left this post open for comments, but if you don’t want your comment to be deleted then do not provide any help for other solvers or mention any detail about the puzzle, especially references to individual clues, until after the closing date.


12 comments on “MPP – 066

  1. :phew: That was tough but a lot of fun. It took me several sittings to complete (or, to be more accurate, almost complete, as I still have two unlit lights which thankfully I don’t think affect the answer to the question).

    Many thanks, Phibs, for such an enjoyable challenge. You seem to have the knack of very inventive cluing without compromising surface readings.

    • Mmm…

      I’ve submitted an answer but I’m beginning to wonder now if it’s right. Oh well, the die is cast.

  2. Well, I’ve finally got an almost full grid ( still pondering ***). I have an idea about the person but I’m not sure. Do I have to make a leap, I wonder.

  3. This was tough, but an exceptionally high-quality puzzle with incredibly clever and intricate wordplay.

    Although I’m now 100% sure of the answer, it took a long time for the penny to drop.

    Congratulations and thanks for a superb challenge, Phibs.

  4. I’ve got all of the grid bar one but sadly am still waiting for the penny to drop…..I do not think it ever will..but then, just as things are found always in the last place you look, I suspect that you never think the penny will drop until it does……

  5. Just finished this, except for ** and a few question marks, after starting earlier in the weekend. Lots of fun many thanks. The answer is clear now, but guess what, I had to google.

    Well done Phibs

  6. Found that quite tough – an unfamiliar setter for me and it always takes time to find the required wavelength.
    Think ** was probably my favourite although it scared the living daylights out of me at first read!

    Thank you, Phibs, fairly sure that I’ve got the right answer but still chuckling at the thought of RD being in two minds about his own. He’ll be shaking his head in despair when all is revealed and I can confess what gave it away to me.

  7. Blimey, that’s hard work. A couple to nail still, and an idea for the name, but I’m really not sure. I think I’ll know when I know for sure.

  8. I now have an answer at last.

    Not at all sure, but at least I have an answer.

    Thanks again for a good puzzle.

  9. I’m fairly confident hat I have the person, but I’m not eligible for the prize because I’m overseas. So if did enter, and I was correct, and by some amazing chance my name was pulled out of the hat, could I donate the prize to another blog regular?

  10. Just finished, although only started this weekend so quite pleased to get it done! A most enjoyable puzzle, with some tough (for me anyway) but always fair clues – thanks Phibs and as always to BD for hosting. Pretty certain I have the answer – spotted it with a few to go, but had to finish the others to make sure. *****************************

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