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Your weekly puzzle challenge CROSS CODE 3 24 4 3 3 18 14 10 23 8 6 14 22 2 20 3 18 4 26 5 10 21 4 22 22 7 22 10 17 13 15 3 11 6 1 6 3 10 8 22 10 1 13 14 10 14 8 6 19 6 1 3 10 10 6 9 6 17 22 7 26 6 8 8 14 13 14 15 18 26 11 10 3 6 25 22 19 22 4 3 4 15 3 25 10 22 26 18 8 22 10 13 17 22 6 26 11 17 26 22 6 3 22 26 20 12 13 14 17 4 20 22 1 13 20 3 10 18 11 22 2 18 16 19 ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 T S 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 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 MUTT NOTES SOUP POT 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 8 6 3 2 5 3 9 8 3 2 4 9 1 5 5 6 4 8 7 4 8 5 3 1 5 6 1 4 9 9 5 4 6 8 E NONAGRAM T D E S R L E E H 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: 22 Good; 26 Very Good; 30 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. The overall winner of the Tour de France cycle race receives which colour jersey? 2. What is the main ingredient of the American breakfast dish hash browns? 3. Which artist produced the film Sleep, in which a man is featured sleeping for eight hours? 4. Who composed Rule, Britannia!, a favourite song at Last Night of the Proms? 5. In the game of Monopoly, which square is diagonally opposite the ‘Go’ square? 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 OD EG RB AE SR AE UE EH KN HE GA KU Hard 6 8 1 4 6 4 7 2 7 1 2 9 3 5 4 3 9 2 8 1 2 5 9 8 A L P C E T E L H R A L O V E IS SU CL NE EM JO 6. Kabuki is a classical form of dance and drama from which country? 7. Which bookseller gave his name to the hospital he founded in London in 1722? 8. Joanna Lumley starred opposite Jennifer Saunders in which popular TV comedy series? 9. What is the collective noun for a group of owls? 10. What C is an American rock band formed in 1967 and a city in Illinois, USA? TE HC TY 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 9 8 6 6 1 8 2 7 4 4 5 3 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 Ltd. To try our new puzzle, Zygolex, go to www.zygolex.com © Sirius Media Services Ltd CRYPTIC CROSSWORD 1 5 9 11 10 13 20 19 1 9 14 18 2 13 6 ACROSS 2. Not fashionable to be on strike (3) 5. I’m upset at being taken in by religious lecture (6) 7. Amount Rodney included had not been touched (6) 9. Bird spending a dark period in rough weather (11) 10. City home of the cream cake (6) 11. Wearing fewer clothes at school (6) 13. Bewildered abortionist leaves train to musician (6) 16. Fruit provided by child of five before church (6) 18. Surprisingly gathers tofu is much in demand (6,5) 19. One entering ship of the first degree (6) 20. No trap had been set for fish (6) 21. Brace that won’t be included (3) 1 8 12 18 26 29 21 2 16 19 13 3 13 3 11 20 28 2 15 21 9 8 12 16 18 21 QUICK CROSSWORD 21 25 3 7 11 14 16 20 DOWN 5 19 8 6 4 17 7 12 1. Gear can be returned for brandy (6) 2. Edible shellfish from Troyes (6) 3. Its vision is of light at the end (6) 4. Dance right round trunk first (6) 6. Intrigued at remarkable thanklessness (11) 8. Net Tristram removed from signalling apparatus (11) 10. I, say, have nothing (3) 12. Maiden name one expected to include (3) 14. Angry Bostonian not to be expelled from the country (6) 15. It’s worn in warm weather when thirst develops (1-5) 16. Measure round the size of paper (6) 17. Does it contain a vehicle weighing 20cwt? (6) 4 8 10 14 17 22 22 27 30 5 23 15 6 24 26 7 25 SOLUTIONS 31 32 NONAGRAM: deer; desert; deter; dree; elder; erst; ester; ether; heder; herd; here; herl; leer; leered; rede; reed; reel; reeled; reseed; reset; rest; rested; rete; seeder; seer; sere; sheer; sheered; shelter; SHELTERED; sherd; shred; steer; steered; stere; streel; streeled; teres; terse; there; three; tree; treed. Across – Ogres; Khaki; Mothy. Down – Oakum; React; Shiny. Across – Debar; Negus; Eject. Down – Dense; Bugle; Reset. (2) FIVE ALIVE: (1) QUICK CROSSWORD: Across – 1 Bemuse; 4 Abduct; 8 Unreal; 10 Finery; 11 Saved; 12 Head-on; 14 Talent; 16 Lend; 17 Elan; 19 Stab; 22 Step; 26 Square; 27 Chrome; 28 Radar; 29 Repair; 30 Nicest; 31 Yorker; 32 Fester. Down – 1 Bought; 2 Mortal; 3 Season; 5 Bridal; 6 Uneven; 7 Trysts; 9 Land; 10 Fete; 13 Delta; 15 Layer; 18 Osprey; 19 Supper; 20 Arrive; 21 Bear; 22 Scan; 23 Thrive; 24 Potent; 25 Pewter. CRYPTIC CROSSWORD: Across – 2 Out; 5 Homily; 7 Untrod; 9 Nightingale; 10 Eclair; 11 Lesson; 13 Oboist; 16 Quince; 18 Sought after; 19 Linear; 20 Tarpon; 21 Two. Down – 1 Cognac; 2 Oyster; 3 Tunnel; 4 Bolero; 6 Ingratitude; 8 Transmitter; 10 Ego; 12 Née; 14 Bosnia; 15 T-shirt; 16 Quarto; 17 Carton. R I EQUALISER: Clockwise from top left – add; divide; multiply; subtract. Total: 12. WORD PYRAMID: All over the place. MAGIC SQUARE: must; unto; stop; tope. 26 13 Y K 25 12 B M 24 11 J S 23 10 3 5 6 8 7 1 4 2 9 1 9 7 2 4 5 8 6 3 8 4 2 3 9 6 5 7 1 2 1 9 7 5 4 3 8 6 6 8 4 1 2 3 9 5 7 7 3 5 9 6 8 1 4 2 5 7 3 6 8 9 2 1 4 9 6 8 4 1 2 7 3 5 4 2 1 5 3 7 6 9 8 E V 22 9 Q L 21 8 C Z 20 7 D A 19 6 O X 18 5 5 1 9 8 6 4 3 2 7 7 2 4 5 3 9 6 1 8 8 6 3 2 7 1 4 9 5 1 7 8 6 5 2 9 3 4 9 5 6 4 8 3 2 7 1 4 3 2 1 9 7 8 5 6 3 4 7 9 1 8 5 6 2 6 8 1 3 2 5 7 4 9 2 9 5 7 4 6 1 8 3 EASY SUDOKU HARD SUDOKU G U 17 4 W T 16 F H 15 N P 14 CROSS CODE 1 2 3 QUIZ CHALLENGE: 1 Yellow; 2 Potatoes; 3 Andy Warhol; 4 Thomas Arne; 5 Free Parking; 6 Japan; 7 Thomas Guy; 8 Absolutely Fabulous; 9 Parliament; 10 Chicago. ACROSS 1. Perplex (6) 4. Kidnap (6) 8. False (6) 10. Regalia (6) 11. Rescued (5) 12. In direct opposition (4-2) 14. Innate gift (6) 16. Give temporarily (4) 17. Flair (4) 19. Pierce (4) 22. Pace (4) 26. Four-sided shape (6) 27. Metallic element (6) 28. Locating system (5) 29. Mend (6) 30. Most pleasant (6) 31. Cricket delivery (6) 32. Suppurate (6) DOWN 1. Purchased (6) 2. Fatal (6) 3. Time of year (6) 5. Nuptial (6) 6. Inconsistent (6) 7. Assignations (6) 9. Country (4) 10. Gala (4) 13. Greek letter (5) 15. Single thickness (5) 18. Bird of prey (6) 19. Meal (6) 20. Reach a destination (6) 21. Tolerate (4) 22. Glance over (4) 23. Flourish (6) 24. Powerful (6) 25. Metal alloy (6)

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