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MPP – 071

Monthly Prize Puzzle (April 2018)

Jumbled perimeter by Alchemi

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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 (21st April 2018).

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.


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16 comments on “MPP – 071

  1. Relatively gentle by this setter’s standards I thought and good fun all the way through.
    Thanks Alchemi.

  2. Not tricky, but even MP will get a pencil out to do the mathematics I suspect.
    Many thanks Alchemi

  3. A gentle plod while being distracted by a somewhat lacklustre performance by the North London team visiting the potteries. I hope the Manchester derby late game is better.

    Now I have to convince myself that I have the arithmetic correct.

    I really liked 12a, 27a, and 21d.

    Thanks to Alchemi.

  4. Definitely on the mild side for this setter – I’ll have no excuse for not getting out in the garden tomorrow!
    I did have to verify 16a and 8a hardly rolled off the tongue but otherwise all went quite smoothly.

    Hope I remember to submit my answer when I’m no longer being told that ‘this page cannot be displayed’.

    Thanks to Alchemi – your bark was worse than your bite this time!

  5. Didn’t need to write the anagrams in a circle but had to write the numbers down to do the math’s.
    Great fun as usual from Alchemi.
    Thanks.

  6. Surprisingly gentle, which suited me this weekend. Thanks, Alchemi. I have an answer. To enter or not to enter? That is the question.

  7. As others have said, it proved less testing than expected, but it was definitely no less enjoyable as a result.

    The pick of the clues for me were 8a, 11a and 21d.

    Many thanks, Alchemi.

  8. Took 2 goes at this and almost submitted an
    answer that would have been wrong. I came back to it while watching the golf and it all fell into place nicely. Lots of great clues but for the great penny drop when I got 21d earns it my COTM.
    Thanks to Alchemi for setting my first completed MPP.

  9. Thanks Alchemi. Thoroughly enjoyed this whilst watching the golf. Like JBee it is also my first completed MPP so it must be on the mild side. Favourite clue 11a

  10. Very enjoyable, if slightly more leisurely than expected. I found the perimeter quite helpful for getting a head start on some of the answers.
    Favourites have to be 21d and the ingenious 26a. Very fun indeed!
    Thanks to Alchemi.

  11. Thanks to Alchemi for the MPP which was all throughout enjoyable. At the very sight of it, 21d was the first clue to fall into place. And so were 11a and 22a. But my favourites were 12a, 26a, 27a and 4d. Even without the mention of the four anagrams on the four edges, just the mention of the perimeter would have sufficed and one could have guessed what the perimeter wants the competitors to do? And finally, the result was very angelic!

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