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The Macmillan Dictionary Treasure Hunt

Treasure hunt 2014

To mark our 5th birthday, we offered Macmillan Dictionary visitors the chance of winning an iPad mini in our exciting Treasure Hunt.

Macmillan Dictionary Treasure Hunt Winner

The winner of this year's Treasure Hunt is Maribel Valera from Mexico.

Maribel was very happy to win the prize:

"Here I am holding the prize! When I entered the competition I was excited finding the clues to solve the puzzle. Then I had a hunch that the prize would be mine!"

Well done for winning the iPad mini.

The correct answer to the Treasure Hunt was:
Follow the red words and stars!

Competition questions

You'll find below the full set of questions in our 5th anniversary Treasure Hunt competition.

Question 1: This April, Macmillan Dictionary is celebrating its 5th …! What's the missing word?
Hint: visit our Celebrating 5 year online page.
Take the 3rd letter of this word.

Question 2: What's Macmillan Dictionary's favourite colour?
Hint: watch our latest video.
Take the 3rd letter of this word.

Question 3: Macmillan Dictionary is available in British English and … English. What's the missing word?
Hint: check out our English pronunciation page.
Take the 1st letter of this word.

Question 4: What's Macmillan Dictionary's main Life Skills series about?
Hint: check out our Expressing yourself page.
Take the 3rd letter of this word.

Question 5: Every definition in Macmillan Dictionary is followed by a red "T" logo. What does the "T" stand for?
Hint: search for any word in the Macmillan Dictionary to find out.
Take the 4th letter of this word.

Question 6: Which BuzzWord featured on Macmillan Dictionary on 4th February 2014?
Hint: check out our BuzzWord archive.
Take the 2nd letter of this word.

Question 7: How many red stars does the word 'competition' have?
Hint: search for the word in Macmillan Dictionary to find out.
Take the 3rd letter of this word.

Question 8: What's the name of our Love English Twitter account?
Hint: check out our social media page.
Excluding the @, take the 4th letter of this word.

Question 9: Every day Macmillan Dictionary has a … of the Day. What's the missing word?
Hint: check the Macmillan Dictionary home page.
Take the 1st letter of this word.

Question 10: On which website do the BuzzWord lesson plans appear every month?
Hint: it's the one-stop resource site for English language teachers!
Excluding the www, take the 4th letter of this word.

Question 11: What's the name of our crowd-sourced dictionary where you can add your own words?
Hint: it's open to all.
Take the 1st letter of this word.

Question 12: What's the name of our game that's all about stars?
Hint: check out our language games page.
Take the 3rd letter of this word.

Question 13: Who wrote about the word dapper in the 'Stories behind Words' series?
Hint: check the 'Stories behind Words' flipbook.
Take the 8th letter of the author's full name.

Question 14: How many black words were used in our Red Words and Stars video?
Hint: watch the video to find out.
Take the 2nd letter of this number.

Question 15: Let's test your knowledge of verbs: what's the simple past form of fight?
Hint: spin the irregular verb wheel to find out.
Take the 6th letter of this word.

Question 16: Learn, live, love and …! What's the missing word?
Hint: check out our language games page.
Take the 2nd letter of this word.

Question 17: What's an informal way of saying 'I don't know'?
Hint: it's a five-letter word. Have a look at this blog post on ways of saying 'I don't know'.
Take the 4th letter of this word.

Question 18: How many red stars does the word game have?
Hint: search for the word in Macmillan Dictionary to find out.
Take the 1st letter of this number.

Question 19: Take a look at the main banner on our What's Your English? Facebook page. What does the image say you can find? Find the … sentence!
Hint: have a look on our Facebook page.
Take the 1st letter of this word.

Question 20: … is a Life Skill. What's the missing word?
Hint: Have a look at the Life Skills banner on Macmillan English.
Take the 1st letter of this word.

Question 21: What's the name of the Awards that Macmillan Dictionary hosts every year in November?
Hint: check out who won the 2013 awards.
Take the 4th letter of this title.

Question 22: What's the simple past form of the verb draw?
Hint: spin the irregular verb wheel to find out.
Take the 3rd letter of this word.

Question 23: How many red stars does the word winning have?
Hint: search for the word in Macmillan Dictionary to find out.
Take the 2nd letter of this number.

Question 24: Which BuzzWord featured on Macmillan Dictionary on 2nd July 2013?
Hint: check out our BuzzWord archive.
Take the 4th letter of this word.

Question 25: What's the name of our upcoming Macmillan Dictionary game?
Hint: check out our language games page.
Take the 2nd letter of this word.

Now that you've had a chance to find all 25 letters, can you figure out what our secret sentence is?

To help you a bit, we've filled in a few letters for you:

_ O _ _ _ W | _ _ _ | R _ _ | _ _ R _ _ | _ _ D | _ T _ _ _ !

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