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MPP – 096

Monthly Prize Puzzle (May 2020)

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 May 2020).

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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  1. I had to work hard to get everything sorted, and then the search for the nine terms. Got there in the end.
    Good fun.
    Thanks Prolixic.

  2. Easy to start and hard to finish.
    Very enjoyable ride.
    Submitted my answer regardless of the rules. I’m such a rebel.
    Thanks to Prolixic and good luck to those allowed in the competition.

  3. I have to confess to being beaten at the death. The puzzle was enjoyable and very challenging, and eventually I managed to complete it all except for one clue which is still proving elusive. There are only a very limited number of possible options given the checking letters but none of these appear to make sense.

    I have however been able to identify the game but have only found eight relevant terms. The missing one could be part of my missing answer or it could be something I have overlooked. I’ll keep looking.

    Many thanks to Prolixic for the challenge.

      1. Colin, I think that it is probably against the MPP rules to mention a specific clue number. If you would like to authorise BD to send me your email address, I’ll reply to you via email or else I’ll reveal all after the review is published.

  4. Filled the grid bar one entry which has beaten me. Not that it really matters because I haven’t got a clue about the game!
    Thanks for the challenge, Prolixic – sorry I couldn’t rise to it.

  5. The puzzle was really enjoyable, although two clues still remain to be parsed. Furthermore, it was indeed an arduous task of finding out the relevant terms. But, finally, I could manage to find eight of them. Despite all the aberrations, I think I have got the required answer. Many thanks to Prolixic for the challenge. I shall patiently await the review.

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