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Prize Puzzle – November 2012

Monthly Prize Puzzle No 6 (November 2012) by Prolixic

In association with Hamlyn Books,
the publishers of Telegraph Crossword Books

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Why not have a go at our sixth Monthly Prize Puzzle?  The winner will receive their choice of any two of The Telegraph All New Cryptic Crosswords Books or The Telegraph All New Toughie Crossword Books published by Hamlyn.

A review will follow after the closing date (17th November 2012).

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MPP – 005 (Review)

Monthly Prize Puzzle No 5 (October 2012) by Radler

In association with Hamlyn Books,

the publishers of Telegraph Crossword Books

A review by Prolixic

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Welcome to the review of October’s Prize Puzzle set by Radler.  The person whose name was drawn from the electronic hat as this month’s winner was Andy Cole.  Congratulations to him.  Next month’s prize puzzle will be published on Saturday 3 November.

The theme of the crossword required you to work out which letter of the alphabet was not used as the initial letter of the answers and which letter was used twice.  If you got to the end of the crossword, you would have found that the letter W was not used as the initial letter of an answer but, appropriately, there was a double U in the grid with two answers beginning with this letter.

The crossword was full of the usual Radler fun and downright deviousness.  Many thanks to him for the crossword.  I hope that I have explained the clues correctly.  If you have any queries, do let us know.

As always, thanks to our sponsors, Hamlyn Books.  Do take a moment to look at some of their publications below.

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Prize Puzzle – October 2012

Monthly Prize Puzzle No 5 (October 2012) by Radler

In association with Hamlyn Books,
the publishers of Telegraph Crossword Books

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Why not have a go at our fifth Monthly Prize Puzzle?  The winner will receive their choice of any two of The Telegraph All New Cryptic Crosswords Books or The Telegraph All New Toughie Crossword Books published by Hamlyn.

A review will follow after the closing date (20th October 2012).

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MPP – 004 (Review)

Monthly Prize Puzzle No 4 (September 2012) by Gazza

In association with Hamlyn Books,

the publishers of Telegraph Crossword Books

A review by Prolixic

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Our fourth Monthly Prize Crossword was set by Gazza. Solvers were asked to identify the name of the Captain who led four characters who graced the grid.  The solution is at the bottom of this review.

Without further ado, this month’s winner is Kath. Congratulations to her. Not only does she get to choose two crossword books published by our sponsor but also can elect to be known from henceforth as Mrs Slocombe or Ms Brahms when blogging.  To those who were unlucky this time, the next prize crossword will appear on Saturday 6 October.

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Prize Puzzle – September 2012

Monthly Prize Puzzle No 4 (September 2012) by Gazza

In association with Hamlyn Books,
the publishers of Telegraph Crossword Books

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Why not have a go at our fourth Monthly Prize Puzzle? The winner will receive all four of The Telegraph All New Cryptic Crosswords Books and The Telegraph All New Toughie Crossword Books published by Hamlyn.

A review will follow after the closing date (15th September 2012).

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MPP – 003 (Review)

Monthly Prize Puzzle No 3 (August 2012) by Prolixic

In association with Hamlyn Books,

the publishers of Telegraph Crossword Books

A review by crypticsue

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Congratulations to Slartibartfast who is the winner of our third Monthly Prize Puzzle. Slartibartfast’s name was randomly selected from the correct entries received by Mrs BD and can now choose any two of The Telegraph All New Cryptic Crosswords Books or The Telegraph All New Toughie Crossword Books.   This month there is a special additional prize –   a copy of A Display of Lights (9) by former Telegraph Crossword Editor Val Gilbert, kindly donated by Tilsit.

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Prize Puzzle – August 2012

Monthly Prize Puzzle No 3 (August 2012) by Prolixic

In association with Hamlyn Books,
the publishers of Telegraph Crossword Books

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Why not have a go at our third Monthly Prize Puzzle? The winner will be able to choose any two of The Telegraph All New Cryptic Crosswords Books or The Telegraph All New Toughie Crossword Books published by Hamlyn, and will also receive a bonus book donated by Tilsit.

A review will follow after the closing date (18th August 2012).

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MPP – 002 (Review)

Monthly Prize Puzzle No 2 (July 2012) by Alchemi

In association with Hamlyn Books,

the publishers of Telegraph Crossword Books

A review by Prolixic

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Our second Monthly Prize Crossword was set by Alchemi (who also set yesterday’s Not The Saturday Prize Puzzle, which is well worth solving). Solvers were asked to identify the theme of the crossword and to supply the missing member of the group so revealed.

Without further ado, this month’s winner is Alex McKinlay (Axe). Congratulations to him. To those who were unlucky this time, the next prize crossword will appear on Saturday 4 August.

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Prize Puzzle – July 2012

Monthly Prize Puzzle No 2 (July 2012) by Alchemi

In association with Hamlyn Books,
the publishers of Telegraph Crossword Books

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Why not have a go at our second Monthly Prize Puzzle? The winner will be able to choose any two of The Telegraph All New Cryptic Crosswords Books or The Telegraph All New Toughie Crossword Books published by Hamlyn.

An interactive AcrossLite download for this puzzle is now available.  This will run on multiple platforms including iPads.
There is also a link to the site from which the software to run the puzzle can be downloaded.

A review will follow after the closing date (21st July 2012).

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MPP – 001 (Review)

Monthly Prize Puzzle No 1 (June 2012) by Zaphod

In association with Hamlyn Books,

the publishers of Telegraph Crossword Books

A review by Prolixic

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Congratulations to Michael Swanston (Mike in Amble) who is the winner of our very first Monthly Prize Puzzle. His name was randomly selected from the correct entries received.

Solvers were asked to identify the connection between the four names revealed by the perimeter of the completed crossword. Starting at 5d and reading clockwise, the four names were Sinha, Hegerty, Wallace and Labbett. These are the surnames of the four chasers on the British game show The Chase broadcast on ITV and hosted by Bradley Walsh.

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