## Monthly Prize Puzzle (Jul 2020)

## Twingram 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 (17^{th} Jul 2021).

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.**

That was the usual fun challenge sprinkled with deviousness that we have come to expect from Phibs, although perhaps it was not quite as tough as some of his previous offerings. At least answering the final question today was relatively straightforward.

Many thanks to Phibs and in advance to CS.

Phibs had me working hard once again but slowly and surely it all eventually fitted together.

Thanks Phibs.

Thanks Phibs, that was tricky but the twingram helped the solve. In fact the final question helped me enter my last one in! Respect for the grid fill and a new fun twist.

Many thanks Phibs, a really enjoyable challenge -some v. tricky ones there but the ‘twingram’ aspect helped considerably.

I did have a couple of ‘if, but, maybe’ moments along the way but think I must have eventually made the right choices.

Thanks to Phibs for another real challenge – goodness know how you dream them up!

Yet another ingenious puzzle from Phibs.

I was very disappointed to hear from BD in the review for the June MPP that so few people enter each month.

BD: Quote/unquote

It’s in low double figures.Where are all the usual suspects?

Thanks, Phibs. You make it look so easy …

There appears to be no limit to the number of things that may go wrong in a Phibs puzzle! Once again I am lost in admiration at the creativity of our setter. Thank you, Phibs, for the fun and games. I have several favourite clues I will comment on in the review, also one where I am still trying to pinpoint the wordplay leading to the definition – but I will persevere until (hopefully) I get there!

We’ve completed the puzzle and had a go. We look forward to the review later this month. Very much enjoyed the challenge so many thanks Phibs.

Well, I will enter this month…always up for a competition , me. But I am far from sure of myself. Looking forward to the review so I can see how to parse my bung-ins and, of course my errors.

Thanks to Phibs and to Big Dave and Mrs Big Dave

Thank you Phibs, I found this quite tricky but the Twingram certainly helped near the end.