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MPP – 072

Monthly Prize Puzzle (May 2018)

Where’s Wally? 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.

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 (19th May 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.

11 comments on “MPP – 072

  1. That kept me out of mischief for quite some time but I did eventually get it all sorted (I hope).
    The setter certainly had his fiendish hat on when he put this one together.
    Thanks Radler.

    1. The best thing about you being in a different time zone is that we know in advance what we’re going to be up against. Thank you, Colin – I think!

  2. Oh dear, a Radler. This does not bode well especially after my epic fail with today’s back pager.


  3. Didn’t know whether to scream or beat myself about the head when I finally realised the trap I’d fallen into with the 7’s combo.
    Nope – still can’t spell 14a.

    Think I’ve got there but, as always, our fiendish setter has left just a little room for doubt.

    Thank you, Radler, but I don’t want to see or hear of Wally again for quite some time!

    1. Not only can I not spell 14, I am not even reliable at copying it.

      Was told once that, if you had studied Greek at school it was easy……that’s OK then.

      Mind you, better not being able to spell it than having it.

      Hope this doesn’t get me banished…….

  4. :phew:
    That was a real “three-pipe problem”. It proved to be a very enjoyable but very tough challenge for which perseverance eventually paid off. I finally managed to finish it after several sittings with only one clue unparsed and one half-parsed.

    Many thanks, Radler, for the stimulation of the old grey cells.

  5. Phew! Bit of a challenge that took two heads to solve. Can’t parse 5d. Very enjoyable though. Oh, to be a setter like Radler!

  6. Thought I missed the deadline.
    Almost finished a Radler.
    That’s an improvement.
    Only a couple that I don’t understand.
    Thanks for the challenge.

    1. Merci Monsieur,

      If I hadn’t seen your comment yesterday, I would have forgotten to submit my entry.

      I also have a few that I don’t understand.

      Bonne Chance!

  7. My goodness, that took some brain power, and several sprints.
    Still not sure on a couple, definitely looking forward to the review.
    Great fun, thanks Radler.

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