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MPP – 098

Monthly Prize Puzzle (Jul 2020)

Century 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 (18th Jul 2020).

The competition is now closed

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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 Mar 2020).

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

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MPP 086 – Review

Monthly Prize Puzzle 086 – Review

July 2019

A Puzzle by Phibs

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Similarly Constructed

Phibs’ instructions read: I intended that the upper part of the grid should use exactly the same mix of letters (same number of A’s, B’s, C’s etc) as the lower part, but as usual something has gone wrong.Continue reading

MPP – 086

Monthly Prize Puzzle (July 2019)

Similarly Constructed by Phibs

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Due to the problems on the blog last week, here is our Monthly Prize Puzzle a week late.  Why not have a go at it?

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 (27th July 2019).

The competition is now closed

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MPP 081 – Review

Monthly Prize Puzzle 081  -Review

February 2019

Following On – a puzzle by Phibs

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Eight solutions can be linked together by joining a word at the end of one with a word at the start of another, eg SUNBAKED/BEANPOLE/CATCALL.Continue reading

MPP – 081

Monthly Prize Puzzle (February 2019)

Following On 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 February 2019).

The competition is now closed

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MPP 074 – Review

Monthly Prize Puzzle 074 – Review

June 2018

Pangrammatical Error by Phibs

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As others have said, a veritable tour de force. To set a good crossword is a thing of wonder, to make it a pangram, another, and to create one where, once you have swapped two letters in one solution, you have four separate pangrams in one 15 x 15 grid, is to take crossword setting to a whole new level.… Continue reading