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Your weekly puzzle challenge CROSS CODE 22 11 6 20 19 7 17 22 10 26 8 25 6 2 11 26 17 24 9 25 20 2 3 16 6 4 7 20 14 7 16 26 8 24 5 24 17 22 24 7 22 7 16 16 22 4 26 2 20 18 8 26 22 22 20 16 19 7 17 15 7 25 21 7 7 20 18 2 25 17 7 22 26 24 17 19 7 2 4 7 9 10 26 13 23 26 7 24 22 26 10 17 24 22 12 22 5 20 2 20 26 20 24 16 20 1 24 20 16 17 10 16 7 2 4 13 26 8 7 17 7 23 13 12 ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 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 SAVAGED ICE DESIGN 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 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 L 24 25 A 8 5 1 6 2 9 9 1 4 2 1 8 6 8 6 3 9 5 7 6 8 3 5 2 1 9 4 3 4 5 6 2 NONAGRAM H O P T Y E L E N 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. 26 T Quiz Challenge 1. What is the first name of David and Victoria Beckham’s youngest son? 2. What is the penultimate letter of the Greek alphabet? 3. In which 1997 film does Matt Damon play a 20-year-old unrecognised maths genius? 4. Harold Macmillan made his famous 1960 ‘Wind of Change’ speech in which country? 5. Comedian Bob Mortimer is a lifelong fan of which football club based in the town in which he was born? 4 3 7 8 6 8 5 3 1 9 2 5 6 8 5 9 3 5 2 1 6 1 7 8 4 6. The RMS Queen Mary ocean liner, launched in 1934, is permanently moored in which city in California? 7. The Andaman and Nicobar Islands are a territory of which country? 8. Which L word is used to describe how quickly or easily a business can convert assets into cash? 9. Obsession and Eternity are among the fragrances of which US fashion house? 10. Jim Clark, Lewis Hamilton and which other driver has won F1’s British Grand Prix a record five times? 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 ZC AE BP UR TA LO AE HV NA OR RB LA EY Hard L SE EK MR DS TE LY FL ET O G A D N K H E H E S D N A 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 10 10 4 6 2 6 6 12 6 4 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 10 12 16 17 20 22 2 13 15 11 ACROSS 1. Drove at breakneck speed when parched (8) 6. Care about people (4) 8. Slight disparagement (4) 9. Country’s leader loses his head to a hotel guest (8) 10. Did no aerobic exercises when inhaling unknown gas (6,7) 11. Attempt is crazy on reflection (4) 13. Broadcast thus when disheartened (4) 17. New profile has an allowance for rapid increase (13) 20. Bars in which there can be no meeting (8) 21. A transatlantic drifter (4) 22. He really lost his friend at this place (4) 23. Giving a scornful laugh while dismounting? (8) 1 8 12 18 26 29 21 2 16 19 3 18 13 3 11 20 28 4 9 12 23 QUICK CROSSWORD 9 8 21 25 5 13 16 19 5 6 14 21 7 16 17 DOWN 2. What police dog wears to make arrest? (6) 3. Unusual portion of hot snack (7) 4. Ben on one of the four that is not superior (5) 5. Diana’s the young lady to sack (7) 6. Ten in place of nothing on wireless at base (5) 7. Is the girl able to land? (6) 12. Graduate very loudly went first when perplexed (7) 14. Looked to have thawed out despite being cold inside (7) 15. Cares madly about English batsman’s place (6) 16. Parisian gets good double helping of sweet (6) 18. Withdraw permission (5) 19. Boss helping to keep you straight (5) 4 8 10 14 17 22 22 27 30 5 23 15 6 24 26 7 25 SOLUTIONS 31 32 NONAGRAM: eely; ethyl; ethyne; eyot; holey; holy; honey; hotly; hype; hypo; neophyte; only; openly; pentyl; peony; peyote; phenyl; phoney; plenty; ploy; poly; polytene; POLYTHENE; pony; pylon; python; teeny; TELEPHONY; tony; type; typo; yelp. Across – Zebra; Noble; Delft. Down – Zoned; Babel; Avert. Across – Caput; Array; Style. Down – Class; Perky; Thyme. (2) FIVE ALIVE: (1) QUICK CROSSWORD: Across – 1 Vestry; 4 Rabbit; 8 Scarab; 10 Colour; 11 Salon; 12 Anchor; 14 Lassie; 16 Hank; 17 Ally; 19 Sing; 22 Swim; 26 Letter; 27 Canapé; 28 Cedar; 29 County; 30 Bruise; 31 Ankara; 32 Unless. Down – 1 Visual; 2 Search; 3 Reason; 5 Atonal; 6 Biopsy; 7 Turret; 9 Bark; 10 Cola; 13 Habit; 15 Slain; 18 Alicia; 19 Struck; 20 Nectar; 21 Grey; 22 Scab; 23 Warren; 24 Malice; 25 Recess. CRYPTIC CROSSWORD: Across – 1 Scorched; 6 Race; 8 Slur; 9 Resident; 10 Carbon dioxide; 11 Stab; 13 Sown; 17 Proliferation; 20 Parallel; 21 Hobo; 22 Here; 23 Deriding. Down – 2 Collar; 3 Rarebit; 4 Huron; 5 Dismiss; 6 Radix; 7 Canada; 12 Baffled; 14 Watched; 15 Crease; 16 Bonbon; 18 Leave; 19 Ruler. T Y EQUALISER: Clockwise from top left – add; subtract; multiply; divide. Total: 8. WORD PYRAMID: Golden handshake. MAGIC SQUARE: vase; acid; sing; edge. 26 13 O K 25 12 A Q 24 11 B P 23 10 4 5 3 7 8 6 1 9 2 2 7 1 9 3 4 8 6 5 6 8 9 5 1 2 7 3 4 3 6 4 1 9 8 5 2 7 7 9 2 3 4 5 6 8 1 8 1 5 2 6 7 9 4 3 5 4 7 8 2 9 3 1 6 9 3 6 4 5 1 2 7 8 1 2 8 6 7 3 4 5 9 S M 22 9 X H 21 8 I E 20 7 V U 19 6 G W 18 5 4 8 6 3 9 5 7 2 1 3 1 7 6 2 4 5 9 8 2 5 9 8 7 1 6 3 4 9 2 1 5 8 3 4 7 6 7 4 5 9 1 6 2 8 3 6 3 8 7 4 2 9 1 5 1 7 4 2 6 8 3 5 9 5 6 2 1 3 9 8 4 7 8 9 3 4 5 7 1 6 2 EASY SUDOKU HARD SUDOKU R D 17 4 L C 16 Z N 15 F J 14 CROSS CODE 1 2 3 QUIZ CHALLENGE: 1 Cruz; 2 Psi; 3 Good Will Hunting; 4 South Africa; 5 Middlesbrough FC; 6 Long Beach; 7 India; 8 Liquidity; 9 Calvin Klein; 10 Alain Prost. ACROSS 1. Sacristy (6) 4. Burrowing animal (6) 8. Dung beetle (6) 10. Pigment (6) 11. Beauty parlour (5) 12. Secure vessel (6) 14. Famous film dog (6) 16. Skein (4) 17. Supporter (4) 19. Vocalise (4) 22. Travel through water (4) 26. Missive (6) 27. Hors d’oeuvre (6) 28. Evergreen tree (5) 29. Administrative district (6) 30. Contusion (6) 31. Turkish capital (6) 32. Except (6) DOWN 1. Optical (6) 2. Seek (6) 3. Motive (6) 5. Not in a key (mus.) (6) 6. Diagnostic surgery (6) 7. Tower (6) 9. Dog’s sound (4) 10. Fizzy drink (4) 13. Custom (5) 15. Killed (5) 18. ------ Keys, US singer (6) 19. Hit (6) 20. Recant (anag.) (6) 21. Dull colour (4) 22. Healing sign (4) 23. Linked burrows (6) 24. Spite (6) 25. Niche (6)

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