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Your puzzle challenge CROSS CODE 25 16 22 22 20 13 16 22 23 5 24 1 24 16 5 15 17 24 7 11 24 7 5 13 22 9 7 12 12 8 22 3 2 20 2 9 14 7 25 1 6 22 24 23 8 1 16 22 25 6 1 9 16 5 25 8 24 24 6 8 22 8 16 3 24 13 7 11 12 23 9 6 21 24 22 21 23 8 23 10 20 11 11 24 23 1 8 25 12 20 18 24 5 12 22 24 13 4 7 16 20 12 12 6 20 25 19 11 9 7 14 8 11 13 8 8 8 26 8 5 22 8 26 8 22 23 8 23 ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 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 GLAD HE CHANGED ACE 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 O 11 12 13 L 22 23 24 25 26 8 6 1 7 1 6 4 2 5 5 1 8 4 1 3 9 7 3 6 2 8 4 1 2 2 7 9 5 1 5 2 2 1 3 7 R 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: 17 Good; 20 Very Good; 24 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 North African jerboa inspired the nickname for which British armoured division? 2. Kanchenjunga, the third highest mountain in the world, is in which country? 3. The original 19th century Engelbert Humperdinck was famous in which field of the arts? 4. Idris Elba won a Golden Globe best actor award for his role in which TV series? 5. Time periods in a polo match are called what? R A T S A S C I C 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 7 1 5 6 5 4 1 3 8 2 4 3 7 2 9 7 9 8 5 6 9 6 8 3 7 1 6. Which area of shallow water in the North Sea was once renowned as a source of cod? 7. ‘It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen’ is the first line of which novel? 8. Vitruvian Man, Salvator Mundi, and The Last Supper were painted by which artist? 9. Rolling Stones member Bill Wyman played which instrument? 10. Which Australian state has the highest population? Hard L SP OI IN NE TW AC UO EI DA IP NR IE DL RL SI LA PE XI EC TE YL O O A A C C S M E U C U B R 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 6 12 4 2 5 3 6 2 2 4 4 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 9 12 15 19 21 2 11 3 10 13 20 ACROSS 1. Grandfather clock? (3-5) 6. Successfully manage with the vestment (4) 8. Endlessly beating a leathermaking substance (6) 9. One has small branches in Lisbon’s airport (6) 10. Harbour’s opening on the south coast (10) 12. Aspire to recreate an old country (6) 14. Loathe steed running about square (6) 15. Timely sort of police raid (10) 19. Walk – the way to go round (6) 20. Renounce hope of surrender (4,2) 21. Less than perfect plan (4) 22. Jack left girl inside – how strange (8) 1 8 9 10 16 21 27 2 17 23 3 11 14 19 19 25 4 15 16 22 11 22 15 QUICK CROSSWORD 4 20 28 5 9 13 14 20 DOWN 12 20 6 17 19 7 18 2. Burden of boy holding nothing (4) 3. Speedy traveller to bring up a joke (3-2) 4. Junior accountant on the island (7) 5. It is a puzzle where I left awful bruise (5) 6. Study wrong legal twist (7) 7. One caught in lever during exercise (8) 11. Discovered teetotaller going round city area in the act (8) 13. Dutch philosopher carrying little weight in Spain perhaps (7) 14. Figure can go wrong after editor returns (7) 16. Fourth grade deposit in mouth (5) 17. Wild revel in the bar (5) 18. Mother backs up first, seeing a large feline (4) 12 18 5 9 13 15 26 5 10 13 23 24 6 24 7 25 29 SOLUTIONS 30 31 NONAGRAM: arctic; aria; arsis; artic; ascaris; assai; assart; astir; carat; carcass; caritas; cart; cassia; cast; circa; crasis; crass; crista; racist; raita; rata; sacrist; SARCASTIC; sari; sati; scar; scat; sitar; stair; star; stria; tass; tiara; tsar. Across – Sinew; April; Piety. Down – Scalp; Nurse; Welly. Across – Point; Dined; Excel. Down – Padre; Ionic; Tidal. (2) FIVE ALIVE: (1) QUICK CROSSWORD: Across – 1 Telescope; 6 Alp; 8 Tankard; 9 Corgi; 10 Snow; 11 Fen; 13 Mass; 14 Basal; 16 Thawed; 18 Vessel; 19 Delve; 21 Loot; 22 Say; 23 Ices; 27 Iliad; 28 Stomach; 30 Eke; 31 Elevenses. Down – 1 Tit; 2 Lingo; 3 Slap; 4 Oodles; 5 Each; 6 Arrears; 7 Plimsolls; 10 Satellite; 11 Fades; 12 Navvy; 14 Bed; 15 Lee; 17 Aconite; 20 Lassie; 24 Claus; 25 Edge; 26 Dove; 29 Has. CRYPTIC CROSSWORD: Across – 1 Old-timer; 6 Cope; 8 Tannin; 9 Bonsai; 10 Portsmouth; 12 Persia; 14 Detest; 15 Periodical; 19 Stroll; 20 Give up; 21 Idea; 22 Abnormal. Down – 2 Load; 3 Ton-up; 4 Minorca; 5 Rebus; 6 Contort; 7 Practise; 11 Detected; 13 Spinoza; 14 Decagon; 16 Delta; 17 Lever; 18 Puma. V D EQUALISER: Clockwise from top left – add; divide; multiply; subtract. Total: 8. WORD PYRAMID: Cool as a cucumber. MAGIC SQUARE: ache; clad; hang; edge. 26 13 C T 25 12 A L 24 11 S 23 W 10 3 4 7 9 2 1 5 6 8 8 2 5 6 7 4 1 3 9 6 1 9 3 8 5 2 4 7 2 9 4 8 3 6 7 1 5 5 8 1 2 4 7 6 9 3 7 3 6 1 5 9 8 2 4 1 7 3 5 9 2 4 8 6 4 6 8 7 1 3 9 5 2 9 5 2 4 6 8 3 7 1 R Y 22 9 B E 21 8 I U 20 7 K H 19 6 Z N 18 5 8 6 2 4 5 7 9 1 3 7 1 9 6 8 3 4 2 5 3 5 4 9 2 1 6 8 7 4 2 1 8 3 9 7 5 6 5 3 7 1 6 2 8 4 9 6 9 8 5 7 4 1 3 2 2 4 3 7 9 8 5 6 1 1 7 6 3 4 5 2 9 8 9 8 5 2 1 6 3 7 4 EASY SUDOKU HARD SUDOKU J Q 17 4 O F 16 X G 15 M P 14 CROSS CODE 1 2 3 QUIZ CHALLENGE: 1 The Desert Rats; 2 Nepal; 3 Opera; 4 Luther; 5 Chukkers; 6 The Dogger Bank; 7 1984; 8 Leonardo da Vinci; 9 Bass guitar; 10 New South Wales. ACROSS 1. Optical device (9) 6. Swiss peak (3) 8. Beer mug (7) 9. Welsh dog (5) 10. Winter forecast (4) 11. Wetland (3) 13. Church service (4) 14. At the lowest level (5) 16. Melted (6) 18. Ship (6) 19. Dig into (5) 21. Plunder (4) 22. Pronounce (3) 23. Cold desserts (4) 27. Greek epic poem (5) 28. Tummy (7) 30. Supplement (3) 31. Mid-morning snack (9) DOWN 1. --- for tat (3) 2. Dialect, jargon (5) 3. Smack (4) 4. Lots (inf.) (6) 5. Every one (4) 6. Unpaid debts (7) 7. Gym shoes (9) 10. Body revolving around planet (9) 11. Dwindles (5) 12. Unskilled worker (5) 14. Sleeping place (3) 15. Downwind (3) 17. Poisonous plant (7) 20. Famous film dog (6) 24. Santa ----- (5) 25. Limit (4) 26. Bird of peace (4) 29. Possesses (3)

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