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University of Essex and Queen Mary University operates the game Phrase Detectives hosted on (the anawiki server) and also the decommissioned Facebook platform (collectively known as the "Site"). This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use and disclosure of Personal Information we receive from users of the Site.

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Last updated: 7 June 2018

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Prizes Oct 2021
Most annotations:
Magoogy £50
Magic_Is_Real £15
Wellington £10

Best comments:
"not a correct NP, they need to be kept separate"
AColson £30
"'Where are my brothers': this is a full sentence, not a NP"
Wellington £30
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The most recent was The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - The Adventure of the Speckled Band (Sir Arthur Conan Doyle) completed by anagram on 09 Nov 2023

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