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Your weekly puzzle challenge CROSS CODE 5 16 7 4 8 25 8 18 1 22 3 3 13 22 8 16 19 16 15 22 16 23 2 22 18 6 15 18 22 20 16 24 3 8 10 8 9 9 14 12 10 16 22 12 18 12 8 14 8 20 20 16 24 20 8 21 8 12 20 15 3 24 15 18 4 6 15 8 20 8 12 15 16 9 8 9 18 21 9 22 8 10 16 24 22 16 16 26 4 6 20 9 25 3 16 24 3 21 16 4 8 26 3 16 22 10 22 17 16 18 2 12 16 26 11 14 15 16 9 14 16 26 18 4 ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 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 THUMB SOMEONE THUS 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 E 9 10 11 12 13 S 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 9 7 5 4 3 7 8 9 2 5 6 9 9 5 7 8 5 7 2 1 6 4 1 8 7 2 6 8 8 3 4 5 6 1 G 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: 20 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. Quiz Challenge 1. An awareness of sound in the ears or head that is not from an external source is called what? 2. On mainland Europe, which is the most southerly capital city? 3. What M is a row of houses that has been converted from stables or built to look like former stables? 4. HM Prison Barlinnie is in which city? 5. Ringway Airport is the former name of which English airport? A I D I T N O A R 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 8 9 1 5 8 7 2 9 3 6 4 1 3 2 5 5 3 8 2 4 6 5 1 3 8 6. When interviewed by Kate Silverton in 2012, which Royal called for a halt to the killing of rhinos for their horns? 7. How would you better know the singer Alecia Beth Moore? 8. In the UK, what title is bestowed upon the wife of an earl? 9. A Flemish Giant is a species of which animal? 10. Which stadium in Wolverhampton is a venue for greyhound racing and speedway? EO SA TS IE AR PX RH NA Hard F OL DE IA RU MN IC EW EI HP HO LR OD XE U S E F F N I I L Y C C E S 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 7 10 9 4 1 4 4 6 4 2 2 8 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 3 18 ACROSS 1. Provide a remedy when given too much money (8) 6. The staff came unstuck (4) 8. Is repeatedly a flower (4) 9. Taking it easy while about 50 are making cuts (8) 10. Chance of ultimate success or injury might result from having this (4,2,3,4) 11. Tight – in an average sort of way (4) 13. Monster lake (4) 17. Excess body fat put on ice as Edward was dumbfounded (13) 20. Final defeat in battle (8) 21. Some land in a Welsh valley (4) 22. What punters do in return (4) 23. Cured army craftsmen who perished (8) 1 8 12 18 26 29 21 2 16 19 13 3 11 20 28 4 9 12 23 QUICK CROSSWORD 9 8 21 25 5 13 16 19 DOWN 5 6 14 21 7 16 17 2. Revelation of a person of great beauty (6) 3. Favour group in mechanical repetition (7) 4. A pair performing get protection in the kitchen (5) 5. Hold pin in position for aquatic animal (7) 6. Both sexes mingled (5) 7. Can’t be written out in full (6) 12. One who irritates a seamstress (7) 14. Back us to use our money, and go hang (7) 15. Make Al a cap out of fleecy wool (6) 16. Entertain Reginald with drink (6) 18. Bill about right to interrupt (5) 19. Feeling of depression in the semi-darkness (5) 4 8 10 14 17 22 22 27 30 5 23 15 6 24 26 7 25 SOLUTIONS NONAGRAM: adit; adroit; anti; aorta; dart; data; dint; dirt; doit; drat; droit; idiot; into; intro; iota; nitro; radiant; RADIATION; raita; rant; rata; ratio; ration; riot; rota; roti; tarn; taro; tian; tiara; tiro; toad; torii; torn; trad; train; triad; trio; trod. Across – Eater; Odium; Horde. Down – Epoch; Trier; Ramie. Across – Ossia; Learn; Phlox. Down – Oxlip; Shawl; Annex. (2) FIVE ALIVE: (1) QUICK CROSSWORD: Across – 1 Scrawl; 4 Sputum; 8 Papers; 10 Cannon; 11 Sabot; 12 Isabel; 14 Pelage; 16 Lent; 17 Edit; 19 Loss; 22 Siam; 26 Height; 27 Accede; 28 Range; 29 Rather; 30 Salami; 31 Stride; 32 Delete. Down – 1 Septic; 2 Repeal; 3 Worsen; 5 Prated; 6 Tin hat; 7 Manger; 9 Salt; 10 Cope; 13 Befog; 15 Lilac; 18 Chorus; 19 Litter; 20 Shrewd; 21 Star; 22 Sags; 23 Ice age; 24 Menace; 25 Petite. CRYPTIC CROSSWORD: Across – 1 Overpaid; 6 Mace; 8 Isis; 9 Relaxing; 10 Foot in the door; 11 Mean; 13 Ness; 17 Flabbergasted; 20 Waterloo; 21 Elan; 22 Back; 23 Remedied. Down – 2 Vision; 3 Rosette; 4 Apron; 5 Dolphin; 6 Mixed; 7 Cannot; 12 Needler; 14 Suspend; 15 Alpaca; 16 Regale; 18 Break; 19 Gloom. C Y EQUALISER: Clockwise from top left – subtract; multiply; divide; add. Total: 5. WORD PYRAMID: Self-sufficiency. MAGIC SQUARE: bush; unto; stem; home. 26 13 B N 25 12 D K 24 11 Q M 23 10 8 4 6 5 7 9 2 1 3 1 5 3 6 2 8 9 4 7 2 9 7 4 3 1 6 5 8 7 2 4 9 6 5 3 8 1 9 3 8 1 4 2 5 7 6 5 6 1 3 8 7 4 2 9 3 7 5 2 1 6 8 9 4 6 8 9 7 5 4 1 3 2 4 1 2 8 9 3 7 6 5 A S 22 9 SOCIAL ENTERPRISE PRINTING Ltd. Quality Printing with a Social Value 12 Pinchin St, London E1 1SA — [email protected] — 020 7488 9800 V I 21 8 G X 20 7 W O 19 6 T F 18 5 9 7 8 5 1 4 2 3 6 1 4 3 7 2 6 8 5 9 2 5 6 3 8 9 7 1 4 3 6 9 4 5 8 1 2 7 4 8 1 6 7 2 3 9 5 7 2 5 1 9 3 6 4 8 6 1 4 8 3 5 9 7 2 5 9 7 2 6 1 4 8 3 8 3 2 9 4 7 5 6 1 EASY SUDOKU HARD SUDOKU Z H 17 4 E L 16 R U 15 P J 14 CROSS CODE 1 2 3 QUIZ CHALLENGE: 1 Tinnitus; 2 Athens; 3 Mews; 4 Glasgow; 5 Manchester Airport; 6 Prince William, Duke of Cambridge; 7 Pink; 8 Countess; 9 Rabbit; 10 Monmore Green. 31 ACROSS 1. Write untidily (6) 4. Phlegm (6) 8. Documents (6) 10. Large gun (6) 11. Wooden shoe (5) 12. Girl’s name (6) 14. Animal’s coat (6) 16. Period before Easter (4) 17. Revise text (4) 19. Deprivation (4) 22. Old name for Thailand (4) 26. Stature (6) 32 27. Give in (6) 28. Scope (5) 29. Somewhat (6) 30. Spicy sausage (6) 31. Long step (6) 32. Erase (6) DOWN 1. Infected (6) 2. Revoke (6) 3. Deteriorate (6) 5. Chattered (6) 6. Protective helmet (3,3) 7. Feeding trough (6) 9. Condiment (4) 10. Manage (4) 13. Mist over (5) 15. Fragrant shrub (5) 18. Refrain (6) 19. Rubbish (6) 20. Astute (6) 21. Asterisk (4) 22. Droops (4) 23. Glacial epoch (3,3) 24. Threaten (6) 25. Diminutive (6)

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