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CITYMATTERS.LONDON August 2020 | Page 21 PUZZLES Your weekly puzzle challenge subscribe to our newsletter at citymatters.london CROSS CODE 23 21 15 18 2 5 23 12 20 13 5 1 26 2 3 7 8 2 1 5 1 6 3 9 7 2 12 4 12 9 25 1 9 16 4 20 19 7 15 12 9 24 20 2 26 9 23 7 3 12 1 24 15 20 23 7 12 16 26 2 3 12 1 24 2 18 11 1 4 7 10 16 5 9 15 1 9 2 12 9 16 17 1 23 16 9 4 12 1 18 8 1 10 1 12 16 20 15 9 17 1 2 13 13 10 9 16 24 9 12 23 20 12 20 22 3 23 4 1 16 1 1 14 7 12 1 15 1 ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 E H R 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 MUSEUM WON’T NOTE IT 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 5 2 8 7 4 6 7 5 1 2 8 4 3 7 1 5 7 6 3 9 8 3 4 1 2 2 9 6 6 4 7 9 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: 15 Good; 18 Very Good; 21 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. Which natural phenomenon was demonstrated by the 19th-century French physicist Jean Foucault using a pendulum? 2. In baseball, how many players are in a team? 3. Malin Head is the most northerly point of which country? 4. The malleus, incus and stapes bones are found where? 5. Which alcoholic drink is based on fermented molasses? R S Y E O C C S A 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 3 7 6 1 2 8 4 6 5 5 4 8 9 6 7 3 9 1 2 3 2 4 8 6 8 6. Tobias Menzies plays Prince Philip in the third season of which popular Netflix drama series? 7. Who wrote the novels The Tropic of Cancer and The Tropic of Capricorn? 8. Whose film directing career included The Godfather in 1972 and Apocalypse Now in 1979? 9. Which US rock singer was born Stephen Victor Tallarico? 10. Scarborough is the capital city of which Caribbean island? Hard O UH ES HN CE ER RE OA NI WB LA US TF FE EA AN LM ND AU LD GL EY U N O F D N T O A E S N I T 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 12 7 5 4 6 2 10 6 2 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 8 11 12 17 21 23 10 10 ACROSS 2 13 11 17 21 1. Felt moved (7) 5. Endless to-do about officer returning to concentrate (5) 8. Additional clause that can be carried (5) 9. In a panic once Derek had to yield (7) 10. Sort of idea that came before it had been imagined (12) 12. Dish I included for the procurator (6) 14. Anchor dislodged by ferryman (6) 17. Ordinary race? (3-2-3-4) 21. Oblivious to Lena the revolutionary (7) 22. Herb says licensing hours are over (5) 23. Engineers’ group had been planted elsewhere (5) 24. A murder involved part of the body (7) 1 8 10 18 20 22 28 11 2 23 12 3 18 3 21 24 15 13 17 20 4 9 16 24 QUICK CROSSWORD 4 13 21 29 4 13 14 16 DOWN 5 15 22 6 19 7 20 1. Party member finds nothing in attempt (4) 2. Some floundering below (5) 3. Chair to be removed by a runner perhaps (7) 4. It is fitting to be sufficiently clothed (6) 5. Evasively dispute the barrier (5) 6. Butcher’s tool, one that sticks fast? (7) 7. Making progress beyond the legal limit (8) 11. Diamond set off in November (8) 13. Medicine provided our connection, we hear (7) 15. Rodent disturbed the rams (7) 16. Opportunity to get a card in Monopoly (6) 18. The navy in Hampshire (5) 19. Bed for the hen (5) 20. Light wood (4) 14 19 5 9 25 15 6 26 16 7 17 27 SOLUTIONS 30 31 NONAGRAM: ACCESSORY; across; arco; arose; coarse; coca; core; corse; cosy; coyer; cross; crosse; oracy; orca; oscar; oyes; rosace; rose; rosy; saros; score; secco; serosa; soar; soca; soccer; sora; sore; soya; yore. Across – Usher; Bluff; Nudge. Down – Urban; Hound; Rifle. Across – Hence; Waste; Dally. Down – Hewed; Nasal; Enemy. (2) FIVE ALIVE: (1) QUICK CROSSWORD: Across – 1 Scoff; 4 Misread; 8 Tariffs; 9 Augur; 10 Nosey; 13 Useless; 17 Hew; 18 Shabby; 19 Abroad; 20 Men; 22 Dead end; 25 Facet; 28 Osier; 29 Between; 30 Squeeze; 31 Hedge. Down – 1 Satan; 2 Orris; 3 Fifty; 4 Masque; 5 Spade; 6 Eagle; 7 Doris; 11 Ochre; 12 Embed; 14 Swan; 15 Larva; 16 Shave; 17 Hymn; 21 Edible; 22 Dross; 23 Adieu; 24 Eerie; 25 Fetch; 26 Creed; 27 Tonne. CRYPTIC CROSSWORD: Across – 1 Touched; 5 Focus; 8 Rider; 9 Concede; 10 Preconceived; 12 Pilate; 14 Charon; 17 Run-of-the-mill; 21 Lethean; 22 Thyme; 23 Reset; 24 Eardrum. Down – 1 Tory; 2 Under; 3 Haricot; 4 Decent; 5 Fence; 6 Cleaver; 7 Speeding; 11 Sparkler; 13 Linctus; 15 Hamster; 16 Chance; 18 Fleet; 19 Layer; 20 Beam. P F EQUALISER: Clockwise from top left – subtract; multiply; divide; add. Total: 8. WORD PYRAMID: Foundation stone. MAGIC SQUARE: stum; tine; unto; meow. 26 13 Z R 25 12 D J 24 11 S H 23 10 4 3 5 7 8 6 1 2 9 7 9 6 5 1 2 3 4 8 2 1 8 4 9 3 7 6 5 5 4 2 8 6 7 9 3 1 1 6 7 9 3 4 8 5 2 3 8 9 2 5 1 4 7 6 8 7 4 1 2 5 6 9 3 9 2 3 6 4 8 5 1 7 6 5 1 3 7 9 2 8 4 V A 22 9 Y W 21 8 I T 20 7 K Q 19 6 B L 18 5 1 5 2 9 3 8 6 7 4 8 7 4 2 1 6 3 9 5 3 6 9 7 4 5 1 2 8 9 4 8 3 6 1 2 5 7 2 1 5 4 7 9 8 6 3 7 3 6 8 5 2 9 4 1 5 9 7 6 8 3 4 1 2 4 2 3 1 9 7 5 8 6 6 8 1 5 2 4 7 3 9 EASY SUDOKU HARD SUDOKU G C 17 4 N U 16 M O 15 X E 14 CROSS CODE 1 2 3 QUIZ CHALLENGE: 1 The rotation of the earth; 2 Nine; 3 The Republic of Ireland; 4 The ears; 5 Rum; 6 The Crown; 7 Henry Miller; 8 Francis Ford Coppola; 9 Steven Tyler; 10 Tobago. ACROSS 1. Jeer (5) 4. Interpret wrongly (7) 8. Duties (7) 9. Predict (5) 10. Inquisitive (5) 13. Of no value (7) 17. Cut down (3) 18. Threadbare (6) 19. Overseas (6) 20. Adult males (3) 22. Blind alley (4,3) 25. Aspect (5) 28. Willow (5) 29. In the interval (7) 30. Compress (7) 31. Plant barrier (5) DOWN 1. Devil (5) 2. Florentine iris (5) 3. Half a hundred (5) 4. Masked ball (6) 5. Shovel (5) 6. Bird of prey (5) 7. ----- Day, film star (5) 11. Earthy hue (5) 12. Implant (5) 14. Water bird (4) 15. Grub (5) 16. Use a razor (5) 17. Song of praise (4) 21. Fit to eat (6) 22. Waste (5) 23. Farewell (5) 24. Mysterious (5) 25. Bring in (5) 26. Belief (5) 27. Metric weight (5)

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