MPP – 099

Monthly Prize Puzzle (August 2020)

Faulty Keyboard 2 by Alchemi

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Alchemi’s keyboard wasn’t working properly again when filling the grid, so he just stuffed the words in without a particular letter. The clues are normal, but the answers must be entered leaving out all occurrences of the letter; if the letter were D like last time, IODIDE would be entered as IOIE and DREAM as REAM. (In other words, if the grid entry is a real word, it’s a coincidence.) After completing the grid, count the number of letters omitted and put it in the box provided.

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Solvers should submit the number of letters, 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 August 15th 2020. 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except that mistakes can be corrected by using the box below and clearly requesting that the earlier entry be withdrawn.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. The 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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