MPP – 057

Monthly Prize Puzzle (February 2017)

Substitutions by Alchemi

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All clues are normal, and all grid entries are real words and phrases.
However, each across solution clashes with a down solution.
No down solution clashes more than once, and two do not clash at all.
The downs are correct, so a letter has to be dropped from the across word. If 9a were SLIPPER but 1d were ACCEPT, 9a would be entered as CLIPPER and the S would be dropped.
These dropped letters, taken in clue order, spell out a WW II campaign, the target of which is the answer to enter in the box.

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Solvers should enter just the target of the campaign (not the name of the campaign), and nothing else, in the answer box below.¬† There is no need to send a completed grid or solution. Closing date for entries has been extended to midnight on February 20th 2017. The winner will receive their choice of any of the Telegraph Crossword Books published by Hamlyn. In the event of two or more entries being received from the same solver all of these entries will be disqualified, except that mistakes can be corrected by using the box below and clearly requesting that the earlier entry be withdrawn. The winner will be drawn at random from the correct entries. Editor’s decision is final.

Please note that, due to punitive postal charges, while the competition is open to all, the prize is only available to UK solvers.

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Feedback on puzzles is welcomed and will be passed on to setters. A review will be published after the closing date.

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