Mixed doubles:

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The above sentence conceals three loosely related answers, each of two words. To find them, all you have to do is to group the six given words into three pairs, then rearrange the letters within each pair.

The sender of the first correct answer opened on 16 April will win a copy of the new Chambers 21st Century Dictionary. Answers should be sent to: Perplexity, The Independent, 1 Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London E14 5DL.

22 March answers:

The professor's pin number may be 0181, 0189, 0247 or 146.

Winner: Alan Jolley (Thornton-Cleveleys, Lancs)