COMPETITION: back to the "26 L of the A" (Letters of the Alphabet) format for this week's teasers. We have three Chambers Dictionary prizes for correct disentanglings of the following:

10 B D and D M F

100 A W W W the P L

1,000 W a P is W

1,000 G H at N

1,000,000 M I W F O O Y S

Entries, to arrive by 14 June, to: Pastimes, the Independent, 1 Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London E14 5DL.

19 May Competition Report:

Answers: 2 Four Six Eight Who Do We Appreciate; 2 Lovely Black Eyes; 4 Beatles (John Paul George and Ringo); 6 Impossible Things Before Breakfast (Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking-Glass); 8 Oarsmen in a Boat Race Crew.

No extra credit for using "whom" in the first answer. Prizes to: Brenda East (Chigwell), J Clements (Bleadon), S R Boniface (Bristol).