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Page 22 | 15 - 28 May 2019 Puzzle Matters CROSS CODE 23 5 16 17 21 5 17 2 19 8 5 21 2 20 4 2 23 23 2 14 19 22 25 10 5 10 2 5 21 15 12 20 7 19 22 5 6 23 2 23 24 8 5 22 2 14 25 10 25 10 24 16 14 24 1 16 9 2 22 18 14 1 8 17 21 25 21 19 2 25 16 26 19 24 16 21 19 25 22 19 21 13 10 2 20 2 11 10 25 2 16 14 16 5 13 25 16 2 5 22 19 16 24 25 10 2 3 8 2 19 19 2 17 10 14 12 19 12 5 22 22 2 10 2 14 ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 D Each number in our Cross Code grid represents a different letter of the alphabet. You have three letters in the control grid to start you off. Enter them in the appropriate squares in the main grid, then use your knowledge of words to work out which letters should go in the missing squares. As you get the letters, fill in other squares with the same number in the main grid and control grid. Check off the alphabetical list of letters as you identify them. MAGIC SQUARE Easy CANS CATAPULT PUBS Using all 16 letters of the phrase above, form four words each of four letters which will fit in the grid to form a magic square in which the words can be read both horizontally and vertically. SUDOKU 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 N 2 9 3 1 7 6 3 8 5 1 5 4 6 7 5 4 7 8 1 2 8 5 4 7 4 1 2 8 8 1 6 7 9 4 25 26 I NONAGRAM How many words of four letters or more can you make from this Nonagram? Each word must use the central letter, and each letter may be used only once. At least one word using all nine letters can be found. Guidelines: 19 Good; 23 Very Good; 27 Excellent. Any word found in the Concise Oxford Dictionary (Tenth Edition) is eligible with the following exceptions: proper nouns; plural nouns, pronouns and possessives; third person singular verbs; hyphenated words; contractions and abbreviations; vulgar slang words; variant spellings of the same word (where another variant is also eligible). Each row and each column must contain the numbers 1 to 9, and so must each 3 x 3 box. Your puzzle challenge city_matters Quiz Challenge 1. Omaha is the largest city by population in which US state? 2. What H, in the Lake District, is England’s third-highest mountain? 3. The Joshua Tree was a hit album for which Irish band? 4. Founded in 1862, which familyowned spirits company uses a black bat in its logo? 5. The lights in the USA were turned off for one minute on October 21, 1931, in recognition of whose funeral? E S K O C T K R Y WORD PYRAMID Spell out a 15-letter word or phrase by moving from one chamber to another within the pyramid. You may only enter each of the chambers once and may only proceed through openings in the walls. The first letter may appear in any chamber. FIVE ALIVE 1 9 3 5 7 5 7 6 7 2 9 3 7 4 1 2 6 3 3 5 1 8 6 2 1 8 6. Located in the historical Scottish area of Caithness, what is the northernmost town on the British mainland? 7. What colour is the letter L on the Google logo? 8. Declan Donnelly played Duncan Sperring in which TV series set in a youth club in Newcastle Upon Tyne? 9. Sashimi, nigiri and maki are all types of what? 10. Sometimes known as mad cow disease, for what does the B stand in BSE? Hard R ST HA BR LO EB OQ UA AU UP NH LS EO XT IA ET OE TC AH RE IO RM E E H P E E T I C T I U S E Here are two miniature fivesquare crosswords using the same grid – but the letters have been mixed up. You have to work out which letters belong to which crossword. EQUALISER 4 10 3 4 4 4 4 12 4 5 2 2 Place the four signs (add, subtract, multiply, divide) one in each circle so that the total of each across and down line is the same. Perform the first calculation in each line first and ignore the mathematical law which says you should always perform division and multiplication before addition and subtraction. This puzzle page is supplied by Sirius Media Services. To try our new puzzle, Zygolex, go to www.zygolex.com © Sirius Media Services Ltd CRYPTIC CROSSWORD 1 8 9 12 15 19 21 2 11 3 10 13 20 ACROSS 1. Felt a rug had been moved and was appreciative (8) 6. Blow on the foot (4) 8. Culmination of claim about the cross (6) 9. Actually make friends again (6) 10. Devious system of one-way traffic (10) 12. Disclose that there are some postal orders in the river (6) 14. Six who work and play together (6) 15. Relish quin having trouble to let go (10) 19. Tropical shrub, a product of Maoism (6) 20. Overindulges, say, on South American plain (6) 21. Enclosures for birds (4) 22. One reeks badly of paraffin (8) 1 7 9 10 11 17 20 25 23 29 29 2 21 11 12 3 22 31 11 19 28 4 15 16 22 4 18 27 30 CITYMATTERS.LONDON 15 QUICK CROSSWORD 13 26 5 9 13 14 20 DOWN 12 20 6 17 19 7 18 2. Go over and over the list (4) 3. Send back for a switch (5) 4. Date for game that cannot be moved? (7) 5. Was tempted when conducted round ancient city (5) 6. Public platform that may be found in the bathroom (7) 7. Acted in concert when dull code was cracked (8) 11. Speed up old exercises before tide turns (8) 13. Threatening doctor raised one with common sense (7) 14. Provide a jumper for the captain (7) 16. Duck when you hear this noise (5) 17. Unpleasant smell to us, but it’s good for plants (5) 18. Downfall of rule, we hear (4) 5 8 22 23 14 6 10 24 13 15 7 28 14 16 SOLUTIONS NONAGRAM: cert; coke; core; cork; corky; corse; corset; coset; cost; coster; cosy; cote; coyer; coyest; crest; cyst; escort; kecks; reck; recto; restock; rock; rocket; rocky; score; scot; scoter; scry; sect; sector; SKYROCKET; sock; socket; stock; stocker; stocky; syce; torc. FIVE ALIVE: (1) Across – Sable; Unset; Their. Down – Squat; Baste; Eater. (2) Across – Throb; Phlox; Carom. Down – Topic; Ruler; Buxom. QUICK CROSSWORD: Across – 1 Elephant; 6 Idol; 8 Arm; 9 Bulletin; 10 Pity; 12 Melee; 14 Bison; 17 Teat; 18 Macaroni; 20 Outdated; 24 Fish; 25 Snail; 26 David; 29 Auld; 30 Homespun; 31 Ewe; 32 Clam; 33 Mongoose. Down – 2 Loud; 3 Pullet; 4 Anthem; 5 Tang; 6 Impair; 7 Option; 11 Ethos; 12 Malta; 13 Eased; 14 Bag; 15 Solid; 16 Niche; 19 Pal; 21 Unfurl; 22 Diadem; 23 Daemon; 24 Fiasco; 27 Them; 28 Tugs. CRYPTIC CROSSWORD: Across – 1 Grateful; 6 Sock; 8 Climax; 9 Really; 10 Roundabout; 12 Expose; 14 Sextet; 15 Relinquish; 19 Mimosa; 20 Pampas; 21 Pens; 22 Kerosene. Down – 2 Roll; 3 Timer; 4 Fixture; 5 Lured; 6 Soapbox; 7 Colluded; 11 Expedite; 13 Ominous; 14 Skipper; 16 Quack; 17 Humus; 18 Rain. K P EQUALISER: Clockwise from top left – multiply; subtract; add; divide. Total: 8. WORD PYRAMID: Three-piece suite. MAGIC SQUARE: acts; clap; tabu; spun. 26 13 I H 25 12 O F 24 11 L R 23 10 3 7 6 1 5 9 4 8 2 9 4 8 6 3 2 5 1 7 1 5 2 7 8 4 9 6 3 7 8 3 9 4 1 2 5 6 6 2 9 3 7 5 1 4 8 4 1 5 2 6 8 7 3 9 2 3 7 5 1 6 8 9 4 5 6 4 8 9 7 3 2 1 8 9 1 4 2 3 6 7 5 T J 22 9 U C 21 8 M Z 20 7 S B 19 6 Q A 18 5 4 5 1 7 8 2 3 9 6 9 3 8 1 6 5 4 7 2 6 2 7 4 3 9 8 5 1 2 8 3 5 4 6 7 1 9 5 4 9 3 7 1 6 2 8 1 7 6 2 9 8 5 3 4 3 9 5 8 2 4 1 6 7 7 6 4 9 1 3 2 8 5 8 1 2 6 5 7 9 4 3 EASY SUDOKU HARD SUDOKU G Y 17 4 N X 16 V E 15 D W 14 CROSS CODE 1 2 3 QUIZ CHALLENGE: 1 Nebraska; 2 Helvellyn; 3 U2; 4 Bacardi; 5 Thomas Edison; 6 Thurso; 7 Green; 8 Byker Grove; 9 Sushi; 10 Bovine (Spongiform Encephalopathy). 32 ACROSS 1. Large animal (8) 6. Graven image (4) 8. Limb (3) 9. News report (8) 10. Compassion (4) 12. Skirmish (5) 14. Buffalo (5) 17. Nipple (4) 18. Tubular pasta (8) 20. Obsolete (8) 24. Aquatic creature (4) 25. Gastropod (5) 26. Goliath’s slayer (5) 33 29. ---- lang syne (4) 30. Plain, unadorned (8) 31. Female sheep (3) 32. Mollusc (4) 33. Indian mammal (8) DOWN 2. Noisy (4) 3. Young hen (6) 4. National song (6) 5. Zingy taste (4) 6. Damage (6) 7. Alternative (6) 11. Distinctive spirit (5) 12. Mediterranean island (5) 13. Relieved (5) 14. Luggage (3) 15. Substantial (5) 16. Recess (5) 19. Mate (3) 21. Unroll (6) 22. Crown (6) 23. Evil spirit (6) 24. Debacle (6) 27. Those people (4) 28. Pulls (4)

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