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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!
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    • 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
    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: The Online Entry Forms are changing - see HERE


    updated...on sale
    10/06 17/05 Arrowwords 6 ending 21/06 LINK
    10/06 31/05 Codebreakers 6 ending 05/07 LINK
    --/-- 10/05 Codebreakers Collection 6 ending 12/07 pending
    --/-- 07/06 Codebreakers Collection 7 ending 09/08 pending
    31/05 10/05 Criss Cross Collection 6 ending 12/07 LINK
    --/-- 07/06 Criss Cross Collection 7 ending 09/08 pending
    10/06 10/05 Crosswords Collection 6 ending 12/07 LINK
    --/-- 07/06 Crosswords Collection 7 ending 09/08 pending
    --/-- 01/06 Eclipse 2-in-1 Wordsearch 39 ending 06/07 pending
    --/-- 01/06 Eclipse Best Value Wordsearch 39 ending 06/07 pending
    --/-- 01/06 Eclipse Hide 'n' Seek Wordsearch 39 ending 06/07 pending
    --/-- 07/06 Hide 'n' Seek 6 ending 12/07 pending
    --/-- 31/05 Mini Arrowwords Collection 78 ending 05/07 pending
    13/06 31/05 Mini Arrow Word Search Mix 27 ending 05/07 LINK
    --/-- 31/05 Mini Codebreakers Collection 90 ending 05/07 pending
    --/-- 31/05 Mini Crosswords Collection 90 ending 05/07 pending
    01/06 31/05 Mini Puzzle Mix Collection 90 ending 05/07 LINK
    05/06 31/05 Mini Sudoku Collection 90 ending 05/07 LINK
    06/06 31/05 Mini Wordsearch Lite 90 ending 05/07 LINK
    01/06 31/05 Mini Wordsearch Collection 90 ending 05/07 LINK
    --/-- 24/05 Picture Arrowwords 6 ending 28/06 pending
    17/06 04/05 Puzzle Collection 78 (Whitsun) ending 22/06 LINK
    17/06 14/06 Puzzle Collection 79 (Summer) ending 03/08 LINK
    10/06 07/06 Puzzle Selection 6 ending 12/07 LINK
    27/05 17/05 Su-doku 6 ending 21/06 LINK
    11/06 31/05 Take a Crossword 6 ending 05/07 LINK
    10/06 31/05 Take a Puzzle 6 ending 05/07 LINK
    06/06 29/05 TV Choice Puzzle Pick 15 ending 03/07 LINK
    18/06 31/05 Wordsearch 6 ending 12/07 LINK
    --/-- 10/05 Wordsearches Collection 6 ending 12/07 pending
    --/-- 07/06 Wordsearches Collection 7 ending 09/08 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 - M1604P2906
    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 Arrow Word Search Mix - 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 - gorgeouscrystal
    Take a Crossword - One-Eye
    Take a Puzzle - One-Eye
    TV Choice Puzzle Pick - fizzyhelen
    Wordsearch - diesel06
    Wordsearches Collection - compingtinkertink2010
    Last edited by One-Eye; Today at 10:46 AM.
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    • lyns1986
    • By lyns1986 19th Dec 17, 7:30 PM
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    lyns1986
    Finding it hard to get the mini arrowwords and mini crosswords collection which end 21/12. Cant get a subscription for them and tried loads of shops!

    On the off chance if anyone finds one in the next few days please grab a copy!! I will keep looking!

    Sorry!
    • One-Eye
    • By One-Eye 24th Dec 17, 11:03 PM
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    One-Eye
    E: 18/01 T-A-B Mini Sudoku Collection Issue 84
    E: 18/01 T-A-B Mini Sudoku Collection Issue 84

    https://competitions.puzzlemagazines.co.uk/competitions/MSK1784

    Win £750 - Answer = 436152


    • One-Eye
    • By One-Eye 24th Dec 17, 11:04 PM
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    One-Eye
    E: 18/01 T-A-B Mini Arrow Word Search Issue 21
    E: 18/01 T-A-B Mini Arrow Word Search Issue 21

    https://competitions.puzzlemagazines.co.uk/competitions/MAS1721

    Win £750 - Answer = COCOA


    • fizzyhelen
    • By fizzyhelen 27th Dec 17, 11:27 AM
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    fizzyhelen
    E: 16/01 TV Choice Puzzle Pick Issue 9
    E: 16/01 TV Choice Puzzle Pick Issue 9

    https://competitions.puzzlemagazines.co.uk/competitions/TVP1709

    Page 5. Win £500 - ORIEL COLLEGE OXFORD

    Page 9, Win "Only Connect" Quiz Book - SWEETS


    Good luck!!
    Last edited by fizzyhelen; 27-12-2017 at 11:32 AM.

    ITV Winners Club Member #46
    Fish Slice Winner 2013


    #justiceforpoppi




    • fire**fly
    • By fire**fly 27th Dec 17, 11:33 AM
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    fire**fly
    PLEASE DO NOT CLICK "EXPIRED" ON THIS THREAD - IT IS UPDATED REGULARLY

    Move back to live comps board requested to Misslayed
    ''Be happy for this moment.
    This moment is your life''
    Omar Khayyam.









    • One-Eye
    • By One-Eye 28th Dec 17, 11:09 AM
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    One-Eye
    E: 18/01 T-A-B Take a Crossword issue 13
    E: 18/01 T-A-B Take a Crossword issue 13

    https://competitions.puzzlemagazines.co.uk/competitions/TAC1713

    p.6 Win £1000 cash – Answer = ALLERGIC TO SHELLFISH

    p.13 Win a 3 night break for 2 in Tenerife – Answer = SUNBATHE

    p.25 Win 1 of 5 £100 NEXT vouchers – Answer = SERENDIPITY

    p.39 Win 1 of 20 Morphy Richards Slow Cookers – Answer = PREPARE

    p.59 Win a 2-night Ragdale Hall Spa Break – Answer = TREAT


    3-nights in Tenerife is worth £1450 and is based on 2 sharing a room in a Playa de las Americas hotel on a half-board basis, and includes return flights and £500 cash towards expenses. Prize to be taken by end of December 2018 excluding mid-July to mid-September and bank holiday periods, and is subject to availability.

    The 2-night Spa Break at Ragdale Hall, Leicestershire, is worth £1014 and is based on 2 people sharing a twin or double room.
    All meals and full access to all Spa facilities is included along with one 50-minute or two 25-minute treatments each. Prize includes £250 towards travel and additional treatments, and is to be taken on Sunday-Thursday by end of December 2018 excluding bank holiday periods and is subject to availability.



    • Biker*Chick
    • By Biker*Chick 29th Dec 17, 3:22 PM
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    Biker*Chick
    E: 11/01 & 25/01 T-A-B PICTURE ARROWWORDS Issue 13
    E: 11/01 & 25/01 T-A-B PICTURE ARROWWORDS Issue 13

    competitions.puzzlemagazines.co.uk/competitions/PAR1713

    Issue 13 page 7 E: 25/01
    Win £1500 cash: GARNER

    Issue 13 page 35 E: 11/01
    Win a Samsung 4K Ultra HD Curved TV: SANDI TOKSVIG

    Good luck!
    Contessa Biker*Chick of the Alphabetty thread

    =^._.^=
    • Biker*Chick
    • By Biker*Chick 29th Dec 17, 3:25 PM
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    Biker*Chick
    E: 25/01 T-A-B CODEBREAKERS COLLECTION Issue 13
    E: 25/01 T-A-B CODEBREAKERS COLLECTION Issue 13

    competitions.puzzlemagazines.co.uk/competitions/CBC1713

    Issue 13 page 7
    Win £3000 cash: DEPUTY

    Good luck!
    Contessa Biker*Chick of the Alphabetty thread

    =^._.^=
    • Biker*Chick
    • By Biker*Chick 29th Dec 17, 3:33 PM
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    Biker*Chick
    E: 25/01 T-A-B CODEBREAKERS COLLECTION Issue 14
    E: 25/01 T-A-B CODEBREAKERS COLLECTION Issue 14

    competitions.puzzlemagazines.co.uk/competitions/CBC1714

    Win £1500 cash: FACTOR

    Good luck!
    Contessa Biker*Chick of the Alphabetty thread

    =^._.^=
    • One-Eye
    • By One-Eye 1st Jan 18, 1:13 AM
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    One-Eye
    E: 18/01 T-A-B Take a Puzzle issue 13
    E: 18/01 T-A-B Take a Puzzle issue 13

    https://competitions.puzzlemagazines.co.uk/competitions/TAP1713

    p.3 Reader's Pics: Ignore this - it shouldn't be on the online form

    p.6 Win £1000 cash – Answer = COOL HAND LUKE

    p.11 Win a 3 night break for 2 in Tenerife – Answer = 2

    p.17 Win a mystery cash sum (14 x £37) – Answer = FLIGHT

    p.23 Win 1 of 20 Morphy Richards Slow Cookers – Answer = GADGET

    p.29 Win a 2-night Ragdale Hall Spa Break – Answer = ESCAPE

    p.32 People's Puzzle: Ignore this - it shouldn't be on the online form

    p.34 Win a week for 2 in Sardinia – Answer = USED TO BE STEP-SIBLINGS

    p.41 Win 1 of 2 Babyliss Hairstyling sets – Answer = GLAMOUR

    p.47 Win 1 of 25 cash prizes from £10 to £250 – Answer = REWARD

    p.53 Win 1 of 10 £25 Patisserie Valerie vouchers = CUSTARD

    p.59 Win 1 of 5 £100 Next vouchers – Answer = MARK GATISS


    3-nights in Tenerife is worth £1450 and is based on 2 sharing a room in a Playa de las Americas hotel on a half-board basis, and includes return flights and £500 cash towards expenses. Prize to be taken by end of December 2018 excluding mid-July to mid-September and bank holiday periods, and is subject to availability.

    The 2-night Spa Break at Ragdale Hall, Leicestershire, is worth £1014 and is based on 2 people sharing a twin or double room.
    All meals and full access to all Spa facilities is included along with one 50-minute or two 25-minute treatments each. Prize includes £250 towards travel and additional treatments, and is to be taken on Sunday-Thursday by end of December 2018 excluding bank holiday periods and is subject to availability.

    The week in Sardinia is worth £3000 and is based on 2 sharing a room in a 4-star hotel close to Porto Cervo on an all-inclusive basis (all meals and local drinks). It includes return flights, transfers and £300 cash towards other expenses. Prize to be taken by end of December 2018 excluding bank holiday periods and is subject to availability.


    For the Sardinia comp the puzzle states the answer is four words. The dictionary gives:
    step-sibling mainly uk; also mainly uk step sibling; US usually stepsibling
    I don't think it will really matter which you use.


    • lins_stevo
    • By lins_stevo 2nd Jan 18, 11:20 PM
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    lins_stevo
    Hi, sorry I am new to this and when I click the competition links it takes me to the take a break page and says access denied. I am trying to log in but it is saying Sorry, unrecognized username or password. Can you help?
    • lucylou05
    • By lucylou05 3rd Jan 18, 6:01 AM
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    lucylou05
    It normally says ‘access denied’ but then usually you can log in. Maybe check your login in details or follow the forgot your password link & reset or check you’ve definitely registered with that site, as all magazines tend to require separate registrations x good luck xx
    • lins_stevo
    • By lins_stevo 3rd Jan 18, 4:39 PM
    • 2 Posts
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    lins_stevo
    Thank you. I re-registered and that's worked!
    • emma1092
    • By emma1092 4th Jan 18, 6:23 PM
    • 344 Posts
    • 150,264 Thanks
    emma1092
    E: 25/1 - TAB PUZZLE SELECTION Issue 13
    Hi,

    https://competitions.puzzlemagazines.co.uk/competitions/TPS1713

    25/1 - PAGE 12 – WIN £1,500 – MODEL RAILWAY FANS

    25/1 - PAGE 37 – WIN TICKET TO THE SHARD AND GOURMET MEAL FOR TWO – THE WALKIE TALKIE

    ** Please be careful when entering as they are currently showing the box for Pg 37 first

    Good Luck Everyone
    Good Luck to Everyone Thanks to all posters
    • emma1092
    • By emma1092 4th Jan 18, 6:28 PM
    • 344 Posts
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    emma1092
    E: 11/1 & 25/1 - TAB ARROWWORDS Issue 14
    Hi

    https://competitions.puzzlemagazines.co.uk/competitions/ARR1714

    25/1 - PAGE 3 – WIN £1,500 – REMIND

    11/1 - PAGE 6 - WIN A TWO-NIGHT FAMILY BREAK TO EDINBURGH – SNATCH


    Good Luck everyone
    Good Luck to Everyone Thanks to all posters
    • emma1092
    • By emma1092 5th Jan 18, 3:57 PM
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    emma1092
    E: 18/1 & 25/1 - TAB Codebreakers Issue 13
    Hi,

    DIRECT LINK

    25/1 - PAGE 7 – WIN £3,000 *Mag printed - online the prize is £1,500 – BUYING

    18/1 - PAGE 25 – WIN A KITCHENAID MIXER - CHOSEN

    Good Luck everyone
    Good Luck to Everyone Thanks to all posters
    • missprice
    • By missprice 5th Jan 18, 6:00 PM
    • 3,344 Posts
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    missprice
    E: 19/01 Eclipse 2 in 1 Wordsearch issue 33
    E: 19/01 Eclipse 2 in 1 Wordsearch issue 33

    Prizec£500

    Answer LABEL

    Linky https://competitions.puzzlemagazines.co.uk/competitions/ETO1733
    63 mortgage payments to go.

    Zero wins 2016 !!!128549;
    • missprice
    • By missprice 5th Jan 18, 6:03 PM
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    • 107,505 Thanks
    missprice
    E: 25/01 Hide n seek WORDSEARCH 13
    E: 25/01 Hide n seek WORDSEARCH 13

    Prize £3000

    Answer NOODLES, COUSCOUS

    Linky https://competitions.puzzlemagazines.co.uk/competitions/HWS1713
    63 mortgage payments to go.

    Zero wins 2016 !!!128549;
    • compingtinkertink2010
    • By compingtinkertink2010 5th Jan 18, 9:49 PM
    • 297 Posts
    • 41,310 Thanks
    compingtinkertink2010
    E: 25/01 Wordsearches Collection Issue 14
    E: 25/01 Wordsearches Collection Issue 14

    Win £1500

    https://competitions.puzzlemagazines.co.uk/competitions/WOC1714

    Answer: MATILDA WORMWOOD
    • gorgeouscrystal
    • By gorgeouscrystal 7th Jan 18, 2:09 PM
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    gorgeouscrystal
    E: 08/02 T.A.B. SU-DOKU Issue 1
    E: 08/02 T.A.B. SU-DOKU Issue 1

    https://competitions.puzzlemagazines.co.uk/competitions/SUT1801

    Prize £500

    Answer =562471398
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