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MPP – 014 (Review)

Monthly Prize Puzzle No 14 (July 2013) by Prolixic

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A review by crypticsue

Congratulations to John Cruickshank, the winner of the July competition who receives “The Daily Telegraph Cracking Cryptic Crosswords Collection” – four books of daily puzzles in a slipcase, kindly donated by Tilsit – the prize will be posted when the latter  returns  to Tilsit Towers at the end of his Scottish adventures.

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Prize Puzzle – July 2013

Monthly Prize Puzzle No 14 (July 2013) by Prolixic

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Why not have a go at our latest Monthly Prize Puzzle? As last month’s winner, Kiwi Colin, was ineligible for the prize it has rolled over to this month.  The winner will receive “The Daily Telegraph Cracking Cryptic Crosswords Collection” – four books of daily puzzles in a slipcase, kindly donated by Tilsit.

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 July 2013).

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MPP – 011 (Review)

Monthly Prize Puzzle No 11 (April  2013) by Prolixic

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A review by crypticsue

Congratulations to Pete Cohen who was the winner of this month’s prize of one of Hamlyn’s Telegraph Puzzle Books [Pete has declined the prize, which will be carried over to the may competition.  BD].  His name was drawn from the electronic ‘hat’ by Mrs BD as he was one of the solvers who had correctly spotted all the excuses (6d’s) that are used for travel  delays (listed at the end of the review) –  our Prolixic being a person who commutes to work by train, I am sure he has heard these many more times than he would like!

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Prize Puzzle – April 2013

Monthly Prize Puzzle No 11 (April 2013) by Prolixic

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Why not have a go at our eleventh Monthly Prize Puzzle?  The winner will receive their choice of any of the current 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 2013).

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MPP – 006 (Review)

Monthly Prize Puzzle No 6 (November 2012) by Prolixic

In association with Hamlyn Books,

the publishers of Telegraph Crossword Books

A review by crypticsue

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Congratulations to eXternal who is the winner of our sixth Monthly Prize Puzzle. eXternal’s name was randomly selected, by Mrs BD, from the correct entries received and his very nice prize is the choice of two of The Telegraph All New Cryptic Crosswords Books or The Telegraph All New Toughie Crossword Books.

Another excellent puzzle from Prolixic has a Nina in the form of a question around its perimeter, which I actually noticed for once, as adding the missing letters helped me solve the last few stragglers.  I would be interested to learn who knew that the answer to “Who is the Director of Public Prosecutions?” is Keir Starmer QC without resorting as I did to investigoogling!

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 – 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 – 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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