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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: We ♥ Mixed Puzzles is no longer published. Thanks to lhl24 for posting the mag regularly.


    updated...on sale
    14/09 31/08 Arrowwords 10 ending 28/09 & 02/11 LINK
    17/10 21/09 Arrowwords 11 ending 26/10 & 30/11 LINK
    17/10 21/09 Codebreakers 10 ending 26/10 & 30/11 LINK
    --/-- 19/10 Codebreakers 11 ending 23/11 & 28/12 pending
    05/10 24/08 Codebreakers Collection 10 ending 02/11 LINK
    --/-- 14/09 Codebreakers Collection 11 ending 30/11 pending
    --/-- 12/10 Codebreakers Collection 12 ending 28/12 pending
    04/09 24/08 Criss Cross Collection 10 ending 02/11 LINK
    07/10 14/09 Criss Cross Collection 11 ending 30/11 LINK
    --/-- 12/10 Criss Cross Collection 12 ending 28/12 pending
    --/-- 24/08 Crosswords Collection 10 ending 02/11 pending
    13/10 14/09 Crosswords Collection 11 ending 30/11 LINK
    --/-- 12/10 Crosswords Collection 12 ending 28/12 pending
    05/10 22/09 Eclipse 2-in-1 Wordsearch 30 ending 30/11 LINK
    --/-- 22/09 Eclipse Best Value Wordsearch 30 ending 30/11 pending
    --/-- 22/09 Eclipse Hide 'n' Seek Wordsearch 30 ending 30/11 pending
    05/10 28/09 Hide 'n' Seek 10 ending 02/11 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
    --/-- 21/09 Mini Wordsearch Collection 81 ending 30/11 pending
    29/09 21/09 Mini Wordsearch Lite 81 ending 30/11 LINK
    --/-- 19/10 Mini Arrowwords Collection 70 ending 23/11 pending
    --/-- 19/10 Mini Arrowword Search 19 ending 23/11 pending
    --/-- 19/10 Mini Codebreakers Collection 82 ending 23/11 pending
    --/-- 19/10 Mini Crosswords Collection 82 ending 23/11 pending
    --/-- 19/10 Mini Puzzle Mix Collection 82 ending 23/11 pending
    --/-- 19/10 Mini Sudoku Collection 82 ending 23/11 pending
    --/-- 19/10 Mini Wordsearch Collection 82 ending 23/11 pending
    --/-- 19/10 Mini Wordsearch Lite 82 ending 23/11 pending
    05/10 14/09 Picture Arrowwords 10 ending 19/10 & 30/11 LINK
    --/-- 12/10 Picture Arrowwords 11 ending 16/11 & 28/12 pending
    06/10 06/10 Puzzle Collection 73 (Autumn) ending 24/11 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
    20/10 12/10 Su-doku 11 ending 16/11 LINK
    28/09 21/09 Take a Crossword 10 ending 26/10 & 30/11 LINK
    --/-- 19/10 Take a Crossword 11 ending 23/11 pending
    28/09 21/09 Take a Puzzle 10 ending 26/10 & 30/11 LINK
    --/-- 19/10 Take a Puzzle 11 ending 23/11 pending
    22/09 19/09 TV Choice Puzzle Pick 6 ending 24/10 & 30/11 LINK
    --/-- 17/10 TV Choice Puzzle Pick 7 ending 21/11 pending
    29/09 07/09 Wordsearches 10 ending 02/11 LINK
    --/-- 05/10 Wordsearches 11 ending 30/11 pending
    20/09 24/08 Wordsearches Collection 10 ending 02/11 LINK
    20/09 14/09 Wordsearches Collection 11 ending 30/11 LINK
    --/-- 12/10 Wordsearches Collection 12 ending 28/12 pending




    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 - binkerboobear
    Mini Wordsearch Lite - moggygems
    We ♥ Mixed Puzzles - lhl24 - discontinued
    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 10:49 AM.
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    • borolad77
    • By borolad77 11th Oct 17, 2:24 PM
    • 2 Posts
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    borolad77
    How do you know when you have won
    Hi

    I have entered quite a few competitions from this thread and I do get a lot of junk mail but I just wanted to know how easy or obvious it is when you win?

    I have not entered that much to make me think I should have won but I also wouldn't know what to look for if I do win.

    Thanks
    • avvie
    • By avvie 11th Oct 17, 2:47 PM
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    avvie
    Can i give it a try for issue 12 and see if its something i enjoy then commit to posting,



    @avvie thank you for all your time and effort over the last 7years, I wish you all the best with the move and new job,hope you have a amazing journey/time,Good luck hunny x
    Originally posted by bella165

    You are very welcome! Thankyou for the lovely words!
    2017 Alphabet Challenge
    A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


    Win £400 in 2017: £60.40/£400
    Win 10 prizes: 5/10
    April Prizes won: 3/2
    • Midnighter
    • By Midnighter 11th Oct 17, 3:35 PM
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    Midnighter
    Hi

    I have entered quite a few competitions from this thread and I do get a lot of junk mail but I just wanted to know how easy or obvious it is when you win?

    I have not entered that much to make me think I should have won but I also wouldn't know what to look for if I do win.

    Thanks
    Originally posted by borolad77
    From personal experience most of the magazines will send you a letter informing you of the win. If it's a cash win they'll include a cheque; if it's something else they'll tend to give the details of whichever PR company is handling the prize.
    2017 Wins: Chocolate & Love Bar, Blair Witch DVD, Tatty Devine Earrings, Signed Mariella Frostrup Book, Rose Tremain's Gustav Sonata, Bottle of Black Cow Vodka, Apple Tree Yard DVD, Murder at the Manor, Jordans Superberry Granola, Stabilo Pens & £41.60.

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    • Lola888
    • By Lola888 11th Oct 17, 8:23 PM
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    Lola888
    Hi

    I have entered quite a few competitions from this thread and I do get a lot of junk mail but I just wanted to know how easy or obvious it is when you win?

    I have not entered that much to make me think I should have won but I also wouldn't know what to look for if I do win.

    Thanks
    Originally posted by borolad77
    I have won before and it is very obvious as the letter is on Take A Break headed notepaper, there's no mistaking it.
    Got married 13/11/10
    DD1 born 25/03/12
    DD2 born 28/11/13
    • keshimonster
    • By keshimonster 11th Oct 17, 10:27 PM
    • 794 Posts
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    keshimonster
    E: 30/11 T-A-B Criss Cross Collection Issue 11

    https://competitions.puzzlemagazines.co.uk/competitions/CRC1711

    Win £3000 - answer: HELEN MIRREN

    NO OPTION TO ENTER ANSWER AS OF YET
    ]
    Originally posted by avvie
    Post #2033 above is open but says prize is £5000 in Gold Sovereigns?
    BANGARANG
    • One-Eye
    • By One-Eye 12th Oct 17, 12:37 AM
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    One-Eye
    Post #2033 above is open but says prize is £5000 in Gold Sovereigns?
    Originally posted by keshimonster
    see post #2032

    E: 30/11 T-A-B Criss Cross Collection Issue 11

    https://competitions.puzzlemagazines.co.uk/competitions/CRC1711

    Win £5000 in gold sovereigns: MINE
    Originally posted by avvie
    • marialionza
    • By marialionza 12th Oct 17, 7:29 AM
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    marialionza
    Please, please for the love of god.
    Can we keep it simple?
    Last edited by marialionza; 12-10-2017 at 7:40 PM.
    THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO HELPS HERE

    • avvie
    • By avvie 12th Oct 17, 5:08 PM
    • 6,186 Posts
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    avvie
    Post #2033 above is open but says prize is £5000 in Gold Sovereigns?
    Originally posted by keshimonster

    There were 2 competitions in that issue, but only the £5000 is showing for now.
    2017 Alphabet Challenge
    A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


    Win £400 in 2017: £60.40/£400
    Win 10 prizes: 5/10
    April Prizes won: 3/2
    • Ktkoozal
    • By Ktkoozal 13th Oct 17, 2:26 AM
    • 154 Posts
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    Ktkoozal
    E: 30/11 Crosswords Collection Issue 11
    E: 30/11 Crosswords Collection Issue 11


    Win: £5000 in gold sovereigns

    Answer: MINE

    https://competitions.puzzlemagazines.co.uk/competitions/CWC1711

    Many thanks for One-Eye
    Before enlightenment, chop wood, carry water
    After enlightenment, chop wood, carry water
    • Ktkoozal
    • By Ktkoozal 13th Oct 17, 2:33 AM
    • 154 Posts
    • 18,339 Thanks
    Ktkoozal
    Does anyone have Crosswords Collection Issue 10?
    Does anyone have the answer for issue 10 of Crosswords Collection, please? Due to needing to resubscribe, I missed out on issue 10 of this mag so I therefore cannot post the competition. It is open til 02/11. Please PM me if anyone has the answer and I will post it. Many thanks, and thanks to One-Eye for the pm of the answer for Issue 11. I now have Issue 12 onwards so I will post that one soon.
    Before enlightenment, chop wood, carry water
    After enlightenment, chop wood, carry water
    • emma1092
    • By emma1092 17th Oct 17, 4:58 PM
    • 317 Posts
    • 128,188 Thanks
    emma1092
    E: 26/10 & 30/11 - TAB Codebreakers Issue 10
    Hi,

    DIRECT LINK

    30/11 - PAGE 7 – WIN GOLD SOVERIGNS – MINE

    26/10 - PAGE 25 – WIN A SAMSUNG SMART TV - ADVERT

    Good Luck everyone
    Good Luck to Everyone Thanks to all posters
    • emma1092
    • By emma1092 17th Oct 17, 5:08 PM
    • 317 Posts
    • 128,188 Thanks
    emma1092
    E: 26/10 & 30/11 - TAB ARROWORDS Issue 11
    Hi

    https://competitions.puzzlemagazines.co.uk/competitions/ARR1711

    30/11 - PAGE 2 – WIN GOLD SOVERIGNS – MINE

    26/10 - PAGE 6 - WIN A £100 LAKELAND VOUCHER (7 AVAILABLE) – GRACEPOINT


    Good Luck everyone
    Good Luck to Everyone Thanks to all posters
    • emma1092
    • By emma1092 17th Oct 17, 5:12 PM
    • 317 Posts
    • 128,188 Thanks
    emma1092
    E: 02/11 & 30/11 - TAB PUZZLE SELECTION Issue 10
    Hi,

    https://competitions.puzzlemagazines.co.uk/competitions/TPS1710

    30/11 - PAGE 2 – WIN GOLD SOVERIGNS – MINE

    02/11 - PAGE 37 – WIN A COFFEE MACHINE – LATTE

    Good Luck Everyone
    Good Luck to Everyone Thanks to all posters
    • charmed1318
    • By charmed1318 19th Oct 17, 11:17 AM
    • 174 Posts
    • 28,467 Thanks
    charmed1318
    E: 30/11 - TAB Mini Codebreakers - Issue 81
    Hi

    https://competitions.puzzlemagazines.co.uk/competitions/MCB1781

    30/11 – WIN GOLD SOVERIGNS – MINE


    Good Luck


    • JamboDP
    • By JamboDP 20th Oct 17, 10:25 PM
    • 32,074 Posts
    • 6,753,970 Thanks
    JamboDP
    E: 16/11 T.A.B. Sudoku Issue 11
    E: 16/11 T.A.B. Sudoku Issue 11

    https://competitions.puzzlemagazines.co.uk/competitions/SUT1711

    Prize - £500

    answer = 587463192
    I do it just for fun and whatever I win is a bonus
    • fire**fly
    • By fire**fly 21st Oct 17, 11:26 AM
    • 139,001 Posts
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    fire**fly
    E: 23/11 TAB Mini Puzzle Mix Issue 82 Win £750
    TAB Mini Puzzle Mix Issue 82 Win £750.

    Reg/Log in..
    Mini Puzzle Mix Collection - Issue 82: Closing date 23 November 2017
    19 October 2017 to 23 November 2017
    answer - CASTLE
    https://www.puzzlemagazines.co.uk/competitions/


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    A rustle in the wind reminds us a fairy is near,
    *fairysprinkles to all ¸¸..¸¸.*
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