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MPP 112

Monthly Prize Puzzle (Sep 2021)

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 (18th Sep 2021)

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.


7 comments on “MPP 112
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  1. Contrary to what I said in my comment on the SPP, not a stinker. However, one or two answers that I have to convince myself of before committing to submitting my answer to the riddle.

    Thanks Prolixic.

  2. Thanks to Prolixic for setting such a highly entertaining puzzle. Clues that I liked were 1a, 10a, 12a, 15a, 16a, 26a, 14d and 16d with 5d being my favourite. Now I have a lot of time to think over and over again whether or not to take into account those words which have the same letters appearing consecutively, before I finally decide to send in my entry.

  3. Think I’ve got there but this one was not without its stumbling blocks, mainly a handful of answers that I had to refer to a ‘higher authority’.
    Honours going to 1&25a plus 6&18d.

    Thank you, Prolixic, hopefully I’ll remember the computer language if nothing else!

  4. For me, Prolixic has the knack of challenging but not totally frustrating – just the kind of puzzle I enjoy most; both enjoyable and affording satisfaction on completion. I learned a new word (which I’ll quickly forget) and a couple of unfamiliar usages, but all fair wordplay. Also an intriguing MPP idea – I’d never before considered to what extent the English language might have words with all their letters in alphabetical order. Thanks, Prolixic.

  5. This was enjoyable and very challenging (i.e. just what you would expect from a Prolixic puzzle!) with 24a being a new word for me.

    8d was very cunning and is joined on my podium by 12a & 26a.

    Many thanks to Prolixic.

  6. I was more than somewhat surprised to see “Congratulations, you have completed the puzzle!” pop up when a lot of my answers were just pencilled in. I, therefore, presume that I have the filled the grid correctly. That should make it a bit easier to get the right answer … or maybe, not!

    Thanks, Prolixic.

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