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Mixed doubles:

Laid moral price upon rare pint.

That sentence conceals three words linked by a common theme. To find the answers, you must group the six words above into three pairs, then rearrange the letters within each pair. A Chambers-Larousse Desk Reference Encyclopedia will be awarded to the first correct entry opened on 18 January.

Entries to: Saturday Pastimes, the Independent, 1 Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London E14 5DL.

16 December competition:

Answer: Merry Christmas (add numerical values of letters together for each move: so Ka1 = 11+1+1 = 13 = M etc.

Winner: Thomas Hawtin (Totnes, Devon).