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MPP 094 – Review

Monthly Prize Puzzle 094 – Review

March 2020

Two Bad – A Puzzle by Phibs

Phibs said; “I intended that each of the 26 cells around the perimeter of this puzzle would contain a different letter of the alphabet, but you won’t be surprised to learn that things haven’t quite worked out as planned. However, it seems that replacing two of the outside letters will fix my problem.Continue reading

MPP – 094

Monthly Prize Puzzle (Mar 2020)

Two Bad 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 (21st March 2020).

The competition is now closed

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MPP 093 – Review

Monthly Prize Puzzle 093 – Review

February 2020

A Puzzle by Radler

The instructions said: The wordplay in each of the across clues provides an extra letter, not needed for the answer. In clue order, the extra letters spell a phrase (1,6,3,6) which is a clue to one of the down entries. The down clues are normal. What is the answer to the clue formed from the extra letters?Continue reading

MPP – 093

Monthly Prize Puzzle (Feb 2020)

A Puzzle 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 (15th February 2020).

The competition is now closed

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MPP 092 – Review

Monthly Prize Puzzle 092 – Review

January 2020

A Puzzle by Prolixic

 

Ten solutions share a connection but which one lacks the X-Factor?

The theme of American presidents was obvious fairly early on in the solving process – the one lacking the X-Factor was, of course, President Ford, who wasn’t elected (so no-one put an X by his name on a ballot paper!)… Continue reading

MPP – 092

Monthly Prize Puzzle (Jan 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 (18th January 2020).

The competition is now closed

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MPP 091 – Review

Monthly Prize Puzzle 091 – Review

December 2019

Initial Letters – A Puzzle by Alchemi

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The instructions provided by Alchemi said “Some words when said aloud begin with the sound of their first letter, eg BEAST,. CEASE or PEASHOOTER, unlike BOY, CAST or PHILOSOPHER. How many of today’s answers begin with the sound of their first letters?”

Our December winner is Rahmat Ali, who wins a Telegraph puzzles book of his choice so long as he lives in the UK.  Rahmat enters most months so it is good to see his name come out of the electronic hat. Continue reading “MPP 091 – Review”

MPP – 091

Monthly Prize Puzzle (Dec 2019)

Initial Letters by Alchemi

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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 (21st Dec 2019).

The competition is now closed

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MPP 090 – Review

Monthly Prize Puzzle 090 – Review

November 2019

Seeking Ease – A Puzzle by Phibs

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The instructions provided by Phibs said “I intended that the letter E would appear in the completed grid followed once, and only once, by each of the 26 letters of the alphabet (ie one appearance each of EA, EB etc).Continue reading

MPP – 090

Monthly Prize Puzzle (November 2019)

Seeking Ease 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 (16th November 2019).

The competition is now closed

Continue reading “MPP – 090”