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Page 20 | 29 May - 11 June 2019 Puzzle Matters CROSS CODE 2 1 25 15 3 10 22 5 19 15 1 19 23 3 23 2 1 14 1 5 15 2 19 21 5 3 12 19 20 26 5 15 21 7 11 26 5 1 19 12 19 16 3 21 11 5 3 19 21 19 19 24 24 24 26 13 3 1 7 10 11 17 11 9 3 15 23 7 19 19 10 12 3 17 14 16 7 1 12 1 5 1 11 10 16 21 19 8 3 7 5 5 21 19 26 12 17 2 3 11 20 1 3 21 15 4 26 3 3 18 3 10 15 3 2 5 21 21 2 6 5 2 25 15 ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 C 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 O R 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 ESCAPE TRAP? HOORAH! 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 Easy 1 4 5 7 6 3 3 8 9 4 1 2 6 1 4 8 5 9 4 2 6 9 2 8 1 5 6 2 4 5 8 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: 16 Good; 19 Very Good; 22 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 1. The Perishers is a regular cartoon strip in which British daily newspaper? 2. What is the fourth letter of the Greek alphabet? 3. How would you better know the American actress and comedian Caryn Elaine Johnson? 4. Which German word is used in English to refer to an apparition or double of a living person? 5. The legal firm of McKenzie, Brackman, Chaney and Kuzak featured in which popular US TV series? E T C E V E S I R city_matters Quiz Challenge 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 5 3 7 9 5 8 8 1 6 2 7 9 8 4 8 2 3 5 6 3 9 7 4 6. Which chemical element has the symbol Ti? 7. What S, a four-letter word, is an Arab marketplace or bazaar? 8. The coastal town of Budleigh Salterton, in Devon, is the location for which painting by John Everett Millais? 9. Which Lily Allen UK No 1 hit single begins “When you first left me, I was wanting more”? 10. Never a Wimbledon singles champion, who lost in the final to Boris Becker in 1986 and Pat Cash in 1987? BC HE FA SI ET Hard E RA RL AH IN NO OT ES RE AS EN TM PL EO DR CG EH R EQUALISER 7 2 3 3 1 3 3 9 3 1 4 1 I P A N E C I I E R V R G 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. 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 16 20 21 1 8 11 2 13 ACROSS 1. Brief description of half the sample (4) 4. Brave girl left soldier perhaps (7) 8. Cannes knifer mutilates Christmas gift (12) 9. Huge deficit in mining industry (8) 10. Confused Romany had no girl (4) 12. Gave a pointed reminder (6) 14. Hamper situated more to the back (6) 16. Make an artistic impression (4) 17. Ideas for which one may get a small payment (8) 20. One does not intend to write it (4,2,3,3) 21. Hurry to be enthusiastic about bump (3,4) 22. Old vehicle returns to the market (4) 1 7 10 10 13 16 20 26 31 2 11 14 27 3 22 3 19 11 19 21 29 4 15 17 4 11 17 28 CITYMATTERS.LONDON 4 15 QUICK CROSSWORD 15 25 13 14 5 11 22 DOWN 10 6 18 18 2. Camper illustrated part of the danger (5) 3. Court initially tries an unusual case (8) 4. Instrument, it is held by the sentry endlessly (6) 5. Tie when it’s fifty to one (4) 6. Cross with Andy and one other (7) 7. He’s in the Bull with reference book (9) 9. One who admitted to being Edward (9) 11. Turn vile, turn venomous (8) 13. Manner of speaking sends CID into confusion (7) 15. Arrive at hospital inside slum area (6) 18. Amused wild animal? (5) 19. Gaze vacantly at the satellite (4) 5 9 12 22 22 6 6 10 23 30 7 15 18 7 24 7 8 SOLUTIONS 32 NONAGRAM: civet; ever; evert; evict; receive; reeve; reive; restive; revet; revise; rive; rivet; SECRETIVE; serve; service; sever; severe; sieve; sievert; steeve; stiver; strive; veer; veriest; verist; vérité, verse; verset; verst; vert; vest; vice. Across – Befit; Noose; Ledge. Down – Banal; Frond; Theme. Across – Chase; Inter; Porch. Down – Crisp; Alter; Earth. (2) FIVE ALIVE: (1) QUICK CROSSWORD: Across – 1 Proboscis; 9 Banana; 10 Aged; 11 Coil; 12 Silent; 13 Cabinet; 16 Heat; 17 Tarn; 18 Duo; 20 May; 21 This; 23 Begs; 25 Theatre; 26 Assets; 29 Taxi; 30 Ritz; 31 Neaten; 32 Rebellion. Down – 2 Reggae; 3 Bedsit; 4 Secret; 5 Ibis; 6 Salient; 7 Name; 8 Cart-horse; 13 Champagne; 14 Baby; 15 Tacit; 18 Diet; 19 Stutter; 22 Shrike; 23 Barrel; 24 Grotto; 27 Slap; 28 Sane. CRYPTIC CROSSWORD: Across – 1 Spec; 4 Gallant; 8 Frankincense; 9 Colossal; 10 Myra; 12 Nudged; 14 Hinder; 16 Etch; 17 Thoughts; 20 Slip of the pen; 21 Run into; 22 Tram. Down – 2 Peril; 3 Canister; 4 Guitar; 5 Lace; 6 Annoyed; 7 Thesaurus; 9 Confessor; 11 Virulent; 13 Diction; 15 Ghetto; 18 Hyena; 19 Moon. U K EQUALISER: Clockwise from top left – add; multiply; divide; subtract. Total: 6. WORD PYRAMID: Virginia creeper. MAGIC SQUARE: shop; hare; orca; peat. 26 13 M N 25 12 D A 24 11 X L 23 10 4 8 1 9 7 5 2 6 3 7 9 2 3 4 6 5 8 1 3 6 5 2 8 1 7 4 9 8 5 7 4 9 3 1 2 6 9 3 6 8 1 2 4 5 7 2 1 4 5 6 7 3 9 8 1 4 8 7 2 9 6 3 5 6 2 3 1 5 8 9 7 4 5 7 9 6 3 4 8 1 2 F G 22 9 R J 21 8 V C 20 7 O Y 19 6 Z T 18 5 8 7 5 6 1 3 4 2 9 4 1 9 2 5 7 8 6 3 3 2 6 8 9 4 7 1 5 2 4 7 3 8 9 1 5 6 6 3 1 4 2 5 9 7 8 5 9 8 7 6 1 3 4 2 7 6 4 9 3 2 5 8 1 1 8 3 5 7 6 2 9 4 9 5 2 1 4 8 6 3 7 EASY SUDOKU HARD SUDOKU W Q 17 4 P E 16 S H 15 B I 14 CROSS CODE 1 2 3 QUIZ CHALLENGE: 1 Daily Mirror; 2 Delta; 3 Whoopi Goldberg; 4 Doppelganger; 5 LA Law; 6 Titanium; 7 Souk; 8 The Boyhood of Raleigh; 9 Smile; 10 Ivan Lendl. ACROSS 1. Long snout (9) 9. Yellow fruit (6) 10. Matured (4) 11. Spiral (4) 12. Soundless (6) 13. Cupboard (7) 16. Warmth (4) 17. Mountain lake (4) 18. Pair (3) 20. Month (3) 21. Pronoun (4) 23. Implores (4) 25. Playhouse (7) 26. Possessions (6) 29. Cab (4) 30. London hotel (4) 31. Tidy (6) 32. Uprising (9) DOWN 2. West Indian pop style (6) 3. Apartment (6) 4. Covert (6) 5. Wading bird (4) 6. Prominent (7) 7. Title (4) 8. Working animal (4-5) 13. Sparkling wine (9) 14. Infant (4) 15. Implied (5) 18. Food regime (4) 19. Speak hesitatingly (7) 22. Butcherbird (6) 23. Cask (6) 24. Cave (6) 27. Smack (4) 28. Well-balanced (4) eastlondonradio.org.uk

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