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Mixed doubles competition:

The following sentence hides three loosely connected words:

Realist chops head to lose crimes.

To disentangle the answers, arrange the six words into three pairs, then rearrange the letters within each pair. Three Chambers Dictionary prizes will be awarded to answers opened on 21 November. Entries to: Pastimes, the Independent 1 Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London E14 5DL.

26 November report:

The number of perfect shuffles required to restore the original order to packs of 52 and 54 cards are 52 and 20 respectively. Prizes to: Kate Woods, Peter Francis, JDP Hall.

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