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Mixed doubles:

Changing format for this week's Perplexity competition, we begin with:

Some oily guavas near civil scribe.

Those six words hide three answers strongly linked by a single theme. All you have to do to find the solution is group the words into three pairs, then rearrange the letters within each pair. A prize of a Chambers Encyclopaedic Dictionary awaits the first disentanglement opened on 20 July. Entries to: Saturday Pastimes, The Independent, 1 Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London E14 5DL.

Last week's hidden names were Gillian Shephard (glad he ran. His lip), Pete Sampras (as PM repeats), Brian Mawhinney (a brawny he-man in).

Winner: Nicholas E Gough (Malmesbury, Wiltshire).