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MPP 095 – Review

Monthly Prize Puzzle 095 – Review

April 2020

Where From? by Alchemi

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Congratulations to Roberta Coffer for winning this month’s prize competition.  Many of you may remember Roberta, who used to post comments as Tilly many years ago.… Continue reading

MPP – 095

Monthly Prize Puzzle (Apr 2020)

Where From? 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 (18th April 2019).

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

Continue reading “MPP – 091”

MPP 087 – Review

Monthly Prize Puzzle 087 – Review

August 2019

Upper Case Places by Alchemi

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Alchemi’s question was “How many capital cities are there in the completed grid?”  There were 14 in total.  They are highlighted in the grid at the end of this review. Continue reading “MPP 087 – Review”

MPP – 087

Monthly Prize Puzzle (August 2019)

Upper Case Places 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 (17th August 2019).

The competition is now closed

Continue reading “MPP – 087”

MPP 083 – Review

Monthly Prize Puzzle 083 – Review

April 2019

Faulty keyboard by Alchemi

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The instructions said:  Clues are normal.  However, when composing the grid, one of the keys on Alchemi’s keyboard was stuck, so he just left that letter out. Had the stuck key been Z (it wasn’t), PIZZAS would have appeared as PIAS and ZOOLOGY as OOLOGY. Most answers (though not all) are affected, and the results are rarely real words.Continue reading

MPP – 083

Monthly Prize Puzzle (April 2019)

Faulty keyboard 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 (20th April 2019).

The competition is now closed

Continue reading “MPP – 083”

MPP 079 – Review

Monthly Prize Puzzle 079 – Review

December 2018

A puzzle by Alchemi

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This month’s lucky winner is Mike Ewart who correctly identified 12 creatures around the perimeter of the grid and now gets to select a Daily Telegraph Crossword Book as his prize

There were a variety of answers, but in the end 10, 11 or 12  was considered to be a valid response and went into the ‘electronic hat’ for Mrs BD to pick the winner.… Continue reading

MPP – 079

Monthly Prize Puzzle (December 2018)

Perimeter Zoo 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 (15th December 2018).

The competition is now closed

Continue reading “MPP – 079”