The case of the missing CD collection

SIR - Missing out the two letters that follow b in the alphabet in the newspaper I was given last week was a masterstroke. As a lover of puzzles, I have been kept busy for many an hour trying to work out what your journalists really wrote in their prose

SIR - Missing out the two letters that follow 'b' in the alphabet in the newspaper I was given last week was a masterstroke.

As a lover of puzzles, I have been kept busy for many an hour trying to work out what your journalists really wrote in their prose.

Or am I mistaken? Were you just highlighting green issues by saving a whole thirteenth of your ink thereby minimising waste in an effort to save our environment?

Either way, I salute your noble intentions. However, in the interests of legibility, perhaps your able journalists may wish to omit the two letters that follow 'b' altogether in their writing before it even goes to print. It's easy to write without using the letters in question. My own message here proves my point.

I hope you have no problems printing this letter.

Steven Barley

Most Read

Laven er Way

Hit hin

SIR - The letters page (19) had a lot of letters missing this week.

Someone told me if I put all the missing letters together I would probably get a secret message from you.

I tried this with the letter from Councillor Richard Thake and got dcdccdcccccdcddccdccdcdcccdcddcdcdddddddcddccccc.

What could this mean?

A collection of Cs and Ds?

A CD collection!

A missing CD collection!

Someone has stolen yours?

I hope you find it!

Roger Harrison

Lytton Avenue

Letchworth GC

SIR - Reading today's Comet (2 October) I was undecided if it was my eyes going or someone can't spell or the ink in whatever prints the pages was running out. It started on page 13 and continued for several pages. Could someone please proof read the pages from now on?

Recently I also emailed Tesco's Head Office due to the vacancies poster they have in their Stevenage store. Don't people know how to spell or proof read? 'If you are intrested' is not quite correct. So I received an email from the Head Office saying that they will inform the store of the mistake and for the poster to be removed. As of this week the poster was still up so with my trusty pen I crossed out the offending word and wrote above it, 'interested'.

So please Comet and Tesco get your act together.

CD Fox

York Road

Stevenage

Dear Arren - My opy of the Stevenage eition of the Omet seeme to be short of a ouple of letters, so I thought I' let you have a few of my spares - cccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccddddddddddddddddddddd

Pauline Maryan

Address supplied

EDITOR'S NOTE: Many thanks for your messages of support and kind gifts of letters. Alas the gremlins in our production department turned a handful of perfectly good pages into C and D free zones. Never let it be sai we on't hol our han s up an admit to a o k-up though.

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