MPP – 081

Monthly Prize Puzzle (February 2019)

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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. What are the words at the start of the first solution and the end of the last solution in the chain (which in the preceding example would be SUN CALL)? [Note that a possible chain, where the entry at 2 down is directly followed by that at 19 down, should be ignored.]

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Solvers should enter the two words, and nothing else, in the answer box below.¬† There is no need to send a completed grid or solution, or to explain your answer. Closing date for entries is midnight on February 16th 2019. The winner will receive their choice of any of the Telegraph Crossword Books. 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except that mistakes can be corrected by using the box below and clearly requesting that the earlier entry be withdrawn.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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