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MPP – 082

Monthly Prize Puzzle (March 2019)

A Puzzle by Prolixic

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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 (16th March 2019).

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.

10 comments on “MPP – 082

  1. Tricky in places, but done all bar one. which I am not seeing. I am also not seeing the answer to the poser.

    Thanks for the challenge Prolixic.

      1. *** was the last one I did get, but still not 100% certain of ***, though I may well be overthinking the clue. My head hurts.

  2. Not convinced by one of my answers but, to judge by the crossers I have in place, I don’t think that it can contain one of the features we need to find. Reckon I’ll chance my arm and submit my answer.

    Thanks for the challenge, Prolixic – I need a rest from the alphabet now!

  3. Filled the grid, thought the hint from the clues was very clever, but haven’t found the alphabetical features, even with a few ideas of what they might be. Keep staring. Favourite clue was ***.

  4. The second hefty brain workout of the day, and another very enjoyable challenge it proved to be too when I eventually completed it.


    I’m going to let the old grey matter settle and hunt for the alphabetical features tomorrow.

    Many thanks Prolixic for a great puzzle.

  5. Very clever cluing. I think I’ve got the alphabetical feature but I’m not entirely sure of one answer, although I think it is constrained by the ‘additional hint.’

    Thanks Prolixic, very enjoyable solve.

  6. I found this very enjoyable. As others have said, one or two of the clues are tricky, but they are fair – once the penny drops! Very clever hidden clue in the clues – quite a constraint to place on the surface constructions – highly impressive! Thank you, Prolixic, for a good workout

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