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The end of the Christmas quizzes 2008

5 January 2009


Have a look at all the letters in the song-title Hot Embracing. Clearly, this was never an album-track for Procol Harum, but can you use all the letters of Hot Embracing (some of them, more than once) to create the title of one that was?

Figure that out, and then write down the one-word answer for tonight's question: in what town was the recently-issued downloadable live version of the song recorded?
 


That's all the clues ... so, how do you win?

First of all, it might be worth correlating the twelve words you wrote down (as answers to the daily questions) with the twelve clues with a certain amount of lateral thinking, that should remove any uncertainty about your responses. Remember, you don't need to use those clues ... but they could possibly reassure you that your answers are correct.

From there on, it's easy. Write down the initial letters of each response, collected daily since Christmas began: you'll have twelve different letters of the alphabet.

Can you use all the letters (some of them, more than once) to create the title of a well-known Procol Harum song?

Have a quick look at the words of that song, and send us the only word in it that starts with the same letter that 'Procol' begins with.

It's that simple!

Then click here to send us the one word (not a song-title, please) and your puzzle prize-order ('ACGIHFEBDJ', or whatever). Send in your preference order for all ten prizes (right down to the one you don't really want at all).

The message will look something like : "The one-word answer is [x] and my prize preferences are CJGEIAHFBD"

[If 'click here' doesn't work on your machine for some reason, send an e-mail to 'webmaster@procolharum.com']

We shall allot the first three prizes on a beat-the-clock basis, where the earliest correct response earns its first choice of prize and so on; after that all subsequent correct entries received in the next 24 hours will be placed in the BtP Homburg and the remaining seven prize-winners will be drawn by a suitably Glamorous Assistant, Deo volente. In the somewhat unlikely event of there being fewer than ten winners, the first people to submit correct answers will get more than their fair share of the prizes!

Thanks, Jane!


 
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