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    • One-Eye
    • By One-Eye 16th Jan 14, 5:22 PM
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    One-Eye
    Take a Break Puzzle Magazines -regularly updated- DO NOT EXPIRE POSTS ON THIS THREAD!
    • #1
    • 16th Jan 14, 5:22 PM
    Take a Break Puzzle Magazines -regularly updated- DO NOT EXPIRE POSTS ON THIS THREAD! 16th Jan 14 at 5:22 PM
    PLEASE DO NOT CLICK "EXPIRED" ON THIS THREAD - IT IS UPDATED REGULARLY

    The competitions in the Take-A-Break puzzle magazines are posted in this thread. A list of competitions that are currently live is maintained below. For further information see post #2.

    NEWS: none


    updated...on sale
    27/10 19/10 Arrowwords 12 ending 16/11 & 28/12 LINK
    --/-- 09/11 Arrowwords 13 ending 14/12 & 25/01 pending
    09/11 19/10 Codebreakers 11 ending 23/11 & 28/12 LINK
    --/-- 16/11 Codebreakers 12 ending 21/12 & 28/12 pending
    --/-- 12/10 Codebreakers Collection 12 ending 28/12 pending
    --/-- 02/11 Codebreakers Collection 13 ending 25/01 pending
    --/-- 12/10 Criss Cross Collection 12 ending 28/12 pending
    --/-- 02/11 Criss Cross Collection 13 ending 25/01 pending
    04/11 12/10 Crosswords Collection 12 ending 28/12 LINK
    --/-- 02/11 Crosswords Collection 13 ending 25/01 pending
    04/11 20/10 Eclipse 2-in-1 Wordsearch 31 ending 24/11 LINK
    09/11 20/10 Eclipse Best Value Wordsearch 31 ending 24/11 LINK
    09/11 20/10 Eclipse Hide 'n' Seek Wordsearch 31 ending 24/11 LINK
    --/-- 17/11 Eclipse 2-in-1 Wordsearch 32 ending 22/12 pending
    20/11 17/11 Eclipse Best Value Wordsearch 32 ending 22/12 LINK
    20/11 17/11 Eclipse Hide 'n' Seek Wordsearch 32 ending 22/12 LINK
    16/11 19/10 Mini Arrowwords Collection 70 ending 23/11 LINK
    03/11 19/10 Mini Arrowword Search 19 ending 23/11 LINK
    12/11 19/10 Mini Codebreakers Collection 82 ending 23/11 LINK
    16/11 19/10 Mini Crosswords Collection 82 ending 23/11 LINK
    21/10 19/10 Mini Puzzle Mix Collection 82 ending 23/11 LINK
    27/10 19/10 Mini Sudoku Collection 82 ending 23/11 LINK
    10/11 19/10 Mini Wordsearch Collection 82 ending 23/11 LINK
    30/10 19/10 Mini Wordsearch Lite 82 ending 23/11 LINK
    --/-- 16/11 Mini Arrowwords Collection 71 ending 21/12 pending
    23/11 16/11 Mini Arrowword Search 20 ending 21/12 LINK
    --/-- 16/11 Mini Codebreakers Collection 83 ending 21/12 pending
    --/-- 16/11 Mini Crosswords Collection 83 ending 21/12 pending
    16/11 16/11 Mini Puzzle Mix Collection 83 ending 21/12 LINK
    23/11 16/11 Mini Sudoku Collection 83 ending 21/12 LINK
    16/11 16/11 Mini Wordsearch Collection 83 ending 21/12 LINK
    --/-- 16/11 Mini Wordsearch Lite 83 ending 21/12 pending
    09/11 12/10 Picture Arrowwords 11 ending 16/11 & 28/12 LINK
    --/-- 09/11 Picture Arrowwords 12 ending 14/12 & 25/01 pending
    06/10 06/10 Puzzle Collection 73 (Autumn) ending 24/11 LINK
    27/10 26/10 Puzzle Selection 11 ending 30/11 & 28/12 LINK
    12/11 09/11 Su-doku 12 ending 14/12 LINK
    04/11 19/10 Take a Crossword 11 ending 23/11 LINK
    20/11 16/11 Take a Crossword 12 ending 21/12 LINK
    04/11 19/10 Take a Puzzle 11 ending 23/11 LINK
    23/11 16/11 Take a Puzzle 12 ending 21/12 LINK
    10/11 17/10 TV Choice Puzzle Pick 7 ending 21/11 LINK
    21/11 14/11 TV Choice Puzzle Pick 8 ending 19/12 LINK
    --/-- 26/10 Wordsearches 12 ending 28/12 pending
    29/10 12/10 Wordsearches Collection 12 ending 28/12 LINK
    --/-- 02/11 Wordsearches Collection 13 ending 25/01 pending



    These Mags just have the E:30/11 Gold Sovereigns comp open (answer = MINE)
    17/10 21/09 Arrowwords 11 ending 26/10 & 30/11 LINK
    17/10 21/09 Codebreakers 10 ending 26/10 & 30/11 LINK
    09/11 14/09 Codebreakers Collection 11 ending 30/11 LINK
    07/10 14/09 Criss Cross Collection 11 ending 30/11 LINK
    13/10 14/09 Crosswords Collection 11 ending 30/11 LINK
    05/10 22/09 Eclipse 2-in-1 Wordsearch 30 ending 30/11 LINK
    23/11 22/09 Eclipse Best Value Wordsearch 30 ending 30/11 LINK
    23/11 22/09 Eclipse Hide 'n' Seek Wordsearch 30 ending 30/11 LINK
    04/11 26/10 Hide 'n' Seek 11 ending 30/11 LINK
    02/10 21/09 Mini Arrowwords Collection 69 ending 30/11 LINK
    26/09 21/09 Mini Arrowword Search 18 ending 30/11 LINK
    19/10 21/09 Mini Codebreakers Collection 81 ending 30/11 LINK
    02/10 21/09 Mini Crosswords Collection 81 ending 30/11 LINK
    23/09 21/09 Mini Puzzle Mix Collection 81 ending 30/11 LINK
    26/09 21/09 Mini Sudoku Collection 81 ending 30/11 LINK
    03/11 21/09 Mini Wordsearch Collection 81 ending 30/11 LINK
    29/09 21/09 Mini Wordsearch Lite 81 ending 30/11 LINK
    05/10 14/09 Picture Arrowwords 10 ending 19/10 & 30/11 LINK
    17/10 28/09 Puzzle Selection 10 ending 02/11 & 30/11 LINK
    16/09 14/09 Su-doku 10 ending 30/11 LINK
    28/09 21/09 Take a Crossword 10 ending 26/10 & 30/11 LINK
    28/09 21/09 Take a Puzzle 10 ending 26/10 & 30/11 LINK
    22/09 19/09 TV Choice Puzzle Pick 6 ending 24/10 & 30/11 LINK
    23/10 05/10 Wordsearches 11 ending 30/11 LINK
    20/09 14/09 Wordsearches Collection 11 ending 30/11 LINK




    Thanks to all posters past and present for your time & effort in buying the mags and doing the puzzles.
    Our regular posters are:-

    Arrowwords - emma1092
    Code Breakers - emma1092
    Codebreakers Collection - Biker*Chick
    Criss Cross Collection - avvie
    Crossword Collection - Ktkoozal
    Eclipse 2-in-1 Wordsearch - missprice
    Eclipse Best Value Wordsearch - bella165
    Eclipse Hide ‘n’ Seek Wordsearch - bella165
    Hide 'n' Seek - missprice
    Mini Arrowwords Collection - lyns1986
    Mini Arrowword Search - One-Eye
    Mini Codebreakers Collection - charmed1318
    Mini Crosswords Collection - lyns1986
    Mini Puzzle Mix Collection - fire**fly
    Mini Sudoku Collection - RedCardinal
    Mini Wordsearch Collection - fire**fly
    Mini Wordsearch Lite - moggygems
    Picture Arrowwords - Biker*Chick
    Puzzle Collection – thrifteemee
    Puzzle Selection – emma1092
    Sudoku - JamboDP
    Take a Crossword - One-Eye
    Take a Puzzle - One-Eye
    TV Choice Puzzle Pick - fizzyhelen
    Word Searches - diesel06
    Word Searches Collection – compingtinkertink2010
    Last edited by One-Eye; Today at 4:21 PM.
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    • fire**fly
    • By fire**fly 5th Sep 17, 6:57 PM
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    fire**fly
    E: 28/09 TAB Mini Puzzle Mix Issue 80 Win £750
    TAB Mini Puzzle Mix Issue 80 Win £750

    Reg/Log in..
    https://www.puzzlemagazines.co.uk/competitions/

    TAB Mini Puzzle Mix Issue 80
    Mini Puzzle Mix Collection - Issue 80: Closing date 28 September 2017
    24 August 2017 to 28 September 2017

    answer - COTTON

    ..
    Last edited by fire**fly; 11-09-2017 at 7:58 PM. Reason: now live, thanks to pm from thingamabob
    'What day is it?' asked Pooh 'It's today' squeaked Piglet, 'My favorite day' said Pooh
    A rustle in the wind reminds us a fairy is near,
    *fairysprinkles to all ¸¸..¸¸.*
    Duchess Tinkerbell fire**fly of the Alphabetty thread






    • charmed1318
    • By charmed1318 6th Sep 17, 8:51 PM
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    charmed1318
    E: 28/09 TAB Mini Codebreakers Issue 80
    E: 28/09 TAB Mini Codebreakers Issue 80

    Win £750

    ANSWER: SMART

    https://competitions.puzzlemagazines.co.uk/competitions/MCB1780

    **NOW LIVE**

    GOOD LUCK


    • bbdiva1977
    • By bbdiva1977 9th Sep 17, 2:19 PM
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    bbdiva1977
    E: 28/09 TAB Mini Codebreakers Issue 80

    Win £750

    ANSWER: SMART

    https://competitions.puzzlemagazines.co.uk/competitions/MCB1780
    LINK NOT LIVE YET


    GOOD LUCK
    Originally posted by charmed1318
    can find form if you search no direct link when i entered

    • lizd31
    • By lizd31 9th Sep 17, 3:09 PM
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    lizd31
    That's the wrong link yet again, it was posted incorrectly previously & deleted. The correct link will be https://competitions.puzzlemagazines.co.uk/competitions/ETO1729 but it's still not live yet
    Positivity is the key to success
    • One-Eye
    • By One-Eye 10th Sep 17, 2:46 PM
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    One-Eye
    E: 14/09 T-A-B Wordsearch Issue 9
    E: 14/09 T-A-B Wordsearch Issue 9

    https://competitions.puzzlemagazines.co.uk/competitions/WOR1709

    Win £3000 - Answer = METEOR, COMET, PLANET


    PM sent to retrieve from Game Over
    Last edited by One-Eye; 10-09-2017 at 2:52 PM.
    • frenchfancy89
    • By frenchfancy89 11th Sep 17, 1:48 AM
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    frenchfancy89
    I've now entered that again, wrong

    has anybody contacted them about when it's going live?
    Winnings 2017 - adventure outdoors book, £25 cheque, Aden & Anais muslins, Dinner at La Bonne Auberge, £5.70 TCB
    Wish List - Mobile Phone, TV, Laptop, Family Holiday, ££££, Weekend Getaway

    .
    • thingamaBob
    • By thingamaBob 11th Sep 17, 3:03 AM
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    thingamaBob
    I've now entered that again, wrong

    has anybody contacted them about when it's going live?
    Originally posted by frenchfancy89
    If you have entered it with the wrong answer it's now too late. Only your first answer is accepted.
    Bob

    An inch of time is an inch of gold, but you cannot buy that inch of time with an inch of gold.
    • binkerboobear
    • By binkerboobear 11th Sep 17, 9:58 AM
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    binkerboobear
    E:28/09 Take a break mini wordsearch collection issue 80
    *conpetition doesn't seem to be listed on site*

    Here's the link to where it should be, sorry, don't know what else to post!

    https://competitions.puzzlemagazines.co.uk/competitions/MWS1780

    Win £750

    Answer TALLAHASSEE
    • Didoow
    • By Didoow 11th Sep 17, 11:05 AM
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    Didoow
    If you have entered it with the wrong answer it's now too late. Only your first answer is accepted.
    Originally posted by thingamaBob
    only the Eclipse Hide 'n' Seek Wordsearch - Issue 29: Closing date 29 September 2017 will be wrong if going by the postings here (as this was the link that was posted in error), because it hasn't been posted yet

    when the link for E: 29/09 Eclipse 2 in 1 Wordsearch issue 29 (Prize £500 Answer SAUCE) becomes available, you will have the correct answer entered the first time (hopefully)
    • libra10
    • By libra10 11th Sep 17, 2:13 PM
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    libra10
    *conpetition doesn't seem to be listed on site*

    Here's the link to where it should be, sorry, don't know what else to post!

    https://competitions.puzzlemagazines.co.uk/competitions/MWS1780

    Win £750

    Answer TALLAHASSEE
    Originally posted by binkerboobear


    This link seems to work for me


    https://competitions.puzzlemagazines.co.uk/competitions/MWL1780
    • ricke17
    • By ricke17 11th Sep 17, 2:16 PM
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    ricke17
    When you search for an eclipse 2 in 1 wordsearch competition it is listed as there are none. The link above isn't for the wordsearch competition.
    • Didoow
    • By Didoow 11th Sep 17, 2:27 PM
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    Didoow
    MWL1780 is for Mini Wordsearch LITE Collection - Issue 80: Closing date 28 September 2017
    24 August 2017 to 28 September 2017
    • bella165
    • By bella165 11th Sep 17, 2:37 PM
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    bella165
    E: 29/09 Win £500 cash Eclipse hide n seek Wordsearch issue 29
    https://competitions.puzzlemagazines.co.uk/competitions/EHS1729


    ANSWER IS OASIS
    Replies to posts are always welcome, if they are done in the correct manner. If I have made a mistake in the post, I am human, tell me nicely and it will be corrected. If your reply cannot be nice, has an underlying issue, or you believe that you are God, please post in another forum. Thank you
    • bella165
    • By bella165 11th Sep 17, 2:42 PM
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    bella165
    E: 29/09 Win £500 cash Eclipse best value Wordsearch issue 29 Live now
    https://competitions.puzzlemagazines.co.uk/competitions/EBV1729

    ANSWER IS DANDELION
    Last edited by bella165; 16-09-2017 at 9:05 PM.
    Replies to posts are always welcome, if they are done in the correct manner. If I have made a mistake in the post, I am human, tell me nicely and it will be corrected. If your reply cannot be nice, has an underlying issue, or you believe that you are God, please post in another forum. Thank you
    • fire**fly
    • By fire**fly 11th Sep 17, 7:33 PM
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    fire**fly
    TAB Mini Puzzle Mix Issue 80 Win £750
    TAB Mini Puzzle Mix Issue 80 Win £750

    ** have sent them message it's not open yet
    even though the mag has been on sale for several days before closing date of last issue.

    Reg/Log in..
    https://www.puzzlemagazines.co.uk/competitions/

    TAB Mini Puzzle Mix Issue 80

    answer - COTTON

    ..
    Originally posted by fire**fly
    the above comp is now live
    TAB Mini Puzzle Mix Issue 80 Win £750
    answer - COTTON
    Reg/Log in..
    Mini Puzzle Mix Collection - Issue 80: Closing date 28 September 2017
    24 August 2017 to 28 September 2017


    (big thanks to thingamabob for pm x)
    'What day is it?' asked Pooh 'It's today' squeaked Piglet, 'My favorite day' said Pooh
    A rustle in the wind reminds us a fairy is near,
    *fairysprinkles to all ¸¸..¸¸.*
    Duchess Tinkerbell fire**fly of the Alphabetty thread






    • KAAT_LADY
    • By KAAT_LADY 11th Sep 17, 11:23 PM
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    KAAT_LADY
    *conpetition doesn't seem to be listed on site*

    here's the link to where it should be, sorry, don't know what else to post!

    https://competitions.puzzlemagazines.co.uk/competitions/mws1780

    win £750

    answer tallahassee
    Originally posted by binkerboobear
    it says its closed
    mortgage free as of 06/02/2008#
    berthas buddies No 5
    ,
    murphys no more pies club member ,No 242..
    .,night owl 25



    • thingamaBob
    • By thingamaBob 11th Sep 17, 11:34 PM
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    thingamaBob
    it says its closed
    Originally posted by KAAT_LADY
    That relates to the previous comp. The url stays the same for each comp but issue 80 hasn't been put on yet.
    Bob

    An inch of time is an inch of gold, but you cannot buy that inch of time with an inch of gold.
    • julietk
    • By julietk 12th Sep 17, 8:16 AM
    • 1 Posts
    • 152 Thanks
    julietk
    Open
    This comp is open now...
    • One-Eye
    • By One-Eye 12th Sep 17, 12:21 PM
    • 39,252 Posts
    • 6,185,881 Thanks
    One-Eye
    We are getting a lot of problems due to TAB being lax getting the comps live online. This is leading to the posting of wrong links to competitions, and people are entering using these wrong links. This also causes the thread to be bumped excessively. Many people subscribe to this thread and receive an email each time it is bumped - please don't SPAM your fellow MSE compers.

    It is by far the best practice for regular posters to wait until their comp is live online before posting (except in circumstances such as going on holiday etc). If you do post before it is live, then put the link in your post as it will be when it is live. See below for an explanation of the links, or you can contact me by PM if you are not sure what this will be.

    If the online form is not live when it should be, or is faulty, send an email to puzzlesfeedback@bauer.co.uk asking for it to be corrected.

    The direct links for TAB puzzle magazines are:

    https://competitions.puzzlemagazines.co.uk/competitions/cccyyii

    ...where ccc is the 3-letter magazine code, yy is the year and ii is the issue number

    The 3-letter codes are:-
    ARR - Arrowwords
    COB - Code Breakers
    CBC - Codebreakers Collection
    CRC - Criss Cross Collection
    CWC - Crossword Collection
    ETO - Eclipse 2-in-1 Wordsearch
    EBV - Eclipse Best Value Wordsearch
    EHS - Eclipse Hide ‘n’ Seek Wordsearch
    HWS - Hide 'n' Seek
    MAR - Mini Arrowwords Collection
    MAS - Mini Arrowword Search
    MCB - Mini Codebreakers Collection
    MXW - Mini Crosswords Collection
    MPM - Mini Puzzle Mix Collection
    MSK - Mini Sudoku Collection
    MWS - Mini Wordsearch Collection
    MWL - Mini Wordsearch Lite
    PMX - We ♥ Mixed Puzzles
    PAR - Picture Arrowwords
    SPC - Puzzle Collection
    TPS - Puzzle Selection
    SUT - Sudoku
    TAC - Take a Crossword
    TAP - Take a Puzzle
    TVP - TV Choice Puzzle Pick
    WOR - Word Searches
    WOC - Word Searches Collection



    • emma1092
    • By emma1092 14th Sep 17, 4:14 PM
    • 320 Posts
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    emma1092
    E: 05/10 - TAB PUZZLE SELECTION Issue 9
    Hi,

    https://competitions.puzzlemagazines.co.uk/competitions/TPS1709

    05/10 - PAGE 12 – WIN £3,000 – THE SIMPSONS GUEST STARS

    05/10 - PAGE 37 – WIN A WEEKEND SPA BREAK FOR TWO – MASSAGE

    **Be Careful when entering your answers as the box for page 37 is first

    Good Luck Everyone
    Good Luck to Everyone Thanks to all posters
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