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Your weekly puzzle challenge CROSS CODE 20 5 4 12 4 5 4 26 22 10 5 4 5 23 13 25 8 17 22 22 13 22 18 8 25 19 19 24 11 12 1 25 19 17 22 22 11 6 4 10 5 26 2 19 8 17 22 14 14 5 17 11 1 5 16 9 12 14 8 22 25 26 5 5 15 12 22 1 4 9 19 19 3 13 1 1 21 5 26 22 12 4 5 5 16 24 3 1 22 8 25 1 7 5 22 4 10 17 22 16 1 22 12 25 9 5 17 8 26 8 5 1 19 26 4 25 22 17 1 5 9 16 5 5 16 24 ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 F 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 DISLIKE ALL BLADES 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 19 20 21 G 22 23 24 25 26 A 7 8 4 5 3 7 6 3 9 1 2 2 5 1 7 9 9 7 6 8 6 2 3 7 8 9 2 3 6 7 8 1 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: 28 Good; 33 Very Good; 39 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 is the largest member of the wasp family? 2. Which British artist specialised in painting industrial landscapes populated by matchstick figures? 3. In musical terms what is the difference between a cantata and a sonata? 4. Which nocturnal British bird lays its eggs on the ground and catches flying insects? 5. The milk of all mammals contains which sugar? D L Q A I U L R E 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 4 3 6 7 2 8 3 9 2 4 9 4 1 7 7 8 6 9 3 1 6 8 4 5 6. In fiction, by which name are Roberta, Phyllis and Peter Waterbury better known? 7. Which version of baseball is played with a larger ball and a smaller bat? 8. After the assassination of J.F. Kennedy in 1963, who became president of the USA? 9. Who wrote the science fiction novel Brave New World? 10. David Caves plays Jack Hodgson in which British TV drama centred around forensics? Hard Y CS TH AI IN KR UA ML EA PG HR IA AS PL AO GV AU NR EO OE SD TY T EQUALISER 4 9 15 1 3 1 3 2 0 6 8 2 I C N M E E U M R T N C O 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 Ltd. To try our new puzzle, Zygolex, go to www.zygolex.com © Sirius Media Services Ltd CRYPTIC CROSSWORD 1 7 9 13 16 21 24 10 17 23 2 23 11 10 ACROSS 1. Make progress up the spiral staircase? (4,4,3) 7. Truck driver to meet star around (8) 8. Desert, unusually big but with nothing inside (4) 9. Greeting lacking in warmth? Hardly! (4) 11. The insinuation is that union members go round corrupting Ned (8) 13. Virginia’s cover is sound (5) 14. Met a girl? That’s unfashionable! (5) 16. Girl to take over and produce an ornament (8) 18. Some other sentiments expressed in Gaelic (4) 21. Cut another list (4) 22. Dramatic announcement on board? (8) 23. Relative developed the new grape (5-6) 1 9 11 20 26 29 2 18 12 3 20 3 21 27 11 15 22 13 14 21 4 15 QUICK CROSSWORD 4 8 10 22 23 28 13 15 16 DOWN 12 14 20 5 8 18 19 6 7 12 1. Supervise when sentry duty is finished (5,4) 2. Uncivil catering organisation (5) 3. Cook right away in oven (4) 4. They leave old tune arrangement (6) 5. Total of materials used with cement to form concrete (9) 6. In a resting place where Rose might be found (4) 10. In London a square red cheese (9) 12. Eccentric member of society (9) 15. I left idiot outside when it was almost dark (6) 17. Go up with Leonard endlessly and cast amorous glances (4) 19. Eye-opener in wealthy German state (5) 20. Something of a nasty red mark on a rubber tube (4) 5 15 19 5 24 6 10 16 6 25 7 24 7 17 SOLUTIONS 30 NONAGRAM: adieu; aide; ailed; aired; allied; arid; aril; deli; derail; dial; dialler; diel; dill; dire; drail; drill; dulia; equid; idea; ideal; idle; idler; ileal; illude; laid; lair; laird; laired; lari; liar; lidar; lied; lieu; lira; lurid; QUADRILLE; quail; quailed; quid; quill; quilled; quire; raid; rail; railed; rallied; redial; relaid; rial; ride; riel; rile; riled; rill; rille. Across – Chair; Phial; Needy. Down – Capon; Alive; Relay. Across – Stink; Grasp; Roost. Down – Sugar; Imago; Kaput. (2) FIVE ALIVE: (1) QUICK CROSSWORD: Across – 1 Mascara; 8 Martini; 9 Termite; 10 Nitrate; 11 Pretend; 14 USA; 16 Gems; 18 Sift; 19 Loll; 20 Ring; 21 Sat; 23 Rosette; 26 Spanner; 28 Evasive; 29 Cretins; 30 Tolstoy. Down – 1 Metaphor; 2 Surge; 3 Alike; 4 Amends; 5 Trot; 6 Citadel; 7 Mile; 12 Twig; 13 Nuts; 15 Alto; 16 Glee; 17 Serenely; 18 Sneaker; 22 Arrest; 24 Stall; 25 Taint; 26 Sick; 27 Nail. CRYPTIC CROSSWORD: Across – 1 Wind one’s way; 7 Teamster; 8 Gobi; 9 Hail; 11 Innuendo; 13 Valid; 14 Dated; 16 Rosebowl; 18 Erse; 21 Slit; 22 Playbill; 23 Great-nephew. Down – 1 Watch over; 2 Naafi; 3 Oast; 4 Exeunt; 5 Aggregate; 6 Abed; 10 Leicester; 12 Oddfellow; 15 Twilit; 17 Ogle; 19 Reich; 20 Tyre. C M WORD PYRAMID: Community centre. EQUALISER: Clockwise from top left – divide; subtract; multiply; add. Total: 12. MAGIC SQUARE: laid; able; ills; desk. 26 13 N U 25 12 H O 24 11 W P 23 10 4 5 8 9 3 1 6 2 7 1 7 9 4 2 6 5 3 8 3 6 2 5 8 7 9 1 4 8 3 7 2 6 4 1 5 9 5 4 6 8 1 9 2 7 3 2 9 1 7 5 3 8 4 6 9 1 3 6 4 5 7 8 2 7 2 5 3 9 8 4 6 1 6 8 4 1 7 2 3 9 5 A D 22 9 B I 21 8 J X 20 7 G V 19 6 Z E 18 5 7 2 8 9 4 6 1 3 5 5 1 4 2 8 3 7 6 9 6 3 9 1 7 5 8 4 2 2 5 3 4 9 1 6 7 8 8 6 1 7 3 2 9 5 4 4 9 7 6 5 8 2 1 3 1 8 6 5 2 4 3 9 7 3 7 5 8 1 9 4 2 6 9 4 2 3 6 7 5 8 1 EASY SUDOKU HARD SUDOKU R S 17 4 T Y 16 Q K 15 F L 14 CROSS CODE 1 2 3 QUIZ CHALLENGE: 1 The hornet; 2 L.S. Lowry; 3 A cantata is sung, a sonata is played; 4 Nightjar; 5 Lactose; 6 The Railway Children; 7 Softball; 8 Lyndon B. Johnson; 9 Aldous Huxley; 10 Silent Witness. ACROSS 1. Eye make-up (7) 8. Vermouth (7) 9. White ant (7) 10. Fertiliser (7) 11. Make-believe (7) 14. American country (inits.) (3) 16. Jewels (4) 18. Sieve (4) 19. Lie about (4) 20. Circular band (4) 21. Posed (3) 23. Ribbon badge (7) 26. Wrench (7) 28. Elusive (7) 29. Imbeciles (7) 30. Russian author (7) DOWN 1. Figure of speech (8) 2. Uprush (5) 3. Similar (5) 4. Makes changes (6) 5. Horse’s gait (4) 6. Fortress (7) 7. Unit of length (4) 12. Small branch (4) 13. Edible seeds (4) 15. Singing voice (4) 16. Mirth (4) 17. Calmly (8) 18. Soft-soled shoe (7) 22. Take into custody (6) 24. Booth (5) 25. Tarnish (5) 26. Unwell (4) 27. Metal spike (4)

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