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Your puzzle challenge CROSS CODE 20 13 25 2 24 23 15 12 2 8 15 13 21 1 2 9 20 20 2 23 1 14 8 4 2 13 19 18 3 23 19 21 4 15 11 3 24 23 20 19 6 16 20 3 4 15 14 2 2 17 18 9 2 11 2 9 24 1 19 23 18 14 26 2 20 3 2 13 17 23 16 20 5 2 19 2 9 18 1 19 9 18 3 11 20 3 13 15 13 17 4 10 9 22 1 15 23 2 13 15 18 7 15 13 2 1 2 20 2 18 14 16 2 9 13 4 20 9 13 19 24 20 21 2 ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 N D 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 REVEALS VOLCANOES 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 4 8 3 7 7 8 4 3 6 1 2 8 1 6 1 3 4 8 4 8 9 7 8 5 9 3 4 1 6 8 2 5 A 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: 18 Good; 22 Very Good; 25 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. How many arms do most starfish species have? 2. Who was the first British cyclist to win the Tour de France? 3. Actor Sean Bean played the part of Lord Eddard ‘Ned’ Stark in which hit TV series? 4. What S is the title of a Rolling Stones hit song and a feeling of contentment when one’s wishes are fulfilled? 5. Which English county has an area known as Holland? G V E D A N A T A 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. 2 8 8 4 1 9 5 9 6 1 3 8 1 7 6 3 2 4 3 4 3 9 1 6. For which film was Geri Halliwell given the Golden Raspberry Award for worst actress? 7. Which former boxing champion lit the Olympic flame at the 1996 Atlanta games? 8. Which scientific instrument measures atmospheric pressure? 9. Which awkward literary heroine falls for the charms of her boss Daniel Cleaver? 10. What name is given to pinkeyed animals which lack the skin pigment melanin? WORD PYRAMID FIVE ALIVE MO OD DO UE Hard E G A P N I O O R M R T I R A LR AU OB IA TN HI GE IH RT IE YM EH RC EI AS SE ER 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 8 6 10 6 1 7 6 5 3 2 3 9 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 11 16 20 22 10 2 12 11 17 21 ACROSS 1. Timely work quietly done on alternative melody (9) 6. One in small part is mine (3) 8. Not still a fruity drink (5,8) 9. Girl coming out of her shell? (5) 10. Ghostly appearance that flouts respect (7) 11. Waters the shoots (6) 13. Be about right to study a Welsh city (6) 16. Finish destroying mice native to a particular country (7) 18. Picture it being very warm in the river (5) 20. Go off in a spin perhaps and have a good rest (5,4,1,3) 22. Desert rodent (3) 23. Fastener for journalists? (5,4) 1 9 11 14 17 22 11 7 26 2 23 3 17 23 11 16 19 15 3 20 4 10 15 13 13 16 DOWN QUICK CROSSWORD 5 14 18 6 19 7 21 1. Gone away (3) 2. One leaving a square dish in Italy (5) 3. Payment made to princes perhaps (7) 4. Anxious one in France, say, confused (6) 5. Some of the rodents eat away (5) 6. Malleable synthetic (7) 7. The strap to find within (9) 9. One said to be having the benefit of 90% of the legal systems? (9) 12. Support eastern theologian in being the most revolutionary (7) 14. Exercise firm control over the media (7) 15. Copy provided in the Home Counties by an old writer (6) 17. Dispose of what’s left after liquidation (3,2) 19. After autumn month alien joined the small group (5) 21. Quietly notice the writing paper (3) 12 26 4 21 5 8 13 15 18 5 10 20 24 8 6 28 25 SOLUTIONS 27 28 NONAGRAM: adage; adnate; ADVANTAGE; advent; agate; agave; aged; agenda; agent; agnate; ante; anted; data; date; daven; dean; deva; egad; gate; gated; gave; gean; gnat; naga; nave; neat; tang; tanga; tanged; vada; vanadate; vane; vaned; vang; vantage; vegan. Across – Model; Night; Cease. Down – Manic; Dogma; Lithe. Across – Odour; Their; Riser. Down – Outer; Obeys; Rarer. (2) FIVE ALIVE: (1) QUICK CROSSWORD: Across – 1 Detached; 5 Womb; 7 Desert rat; 9 Heed; 10 Dupe; 11 Paths; 14 Crate; 15 Ernie; 16 Adapt; 17 Meter; 18 Total; 19 Lasso; 22 Hark; 24 Also; 26 Endocrine; 27 Tout; 28 Lopsided. Down – 1 Dish; 2 Aped; 3 Hyena; 4 Ditch; 5 Woad; 6 Bonemeal; 7 Departure; 8 Turnstile; 11 Pearl; 12 Teams; 13 Set-to; 14 Camshaft; 20 Atoll; 21 Syrup; 23 Knit; 24 Anti; 25 Owed. CRYPTIC CROSSWORD: Across – 1 Opportune; 6 Pit; 8 Fizzy lemonade; 9 Pearl; 10 Spectre; 11 Sprays; 13 Brecon; 16 Endemic; 18 Photo; 20 Sleep like a top; 22 Rat; 23 Press stud. Down – 1 Off; 2 Pizza; 3 Royalty; 4 Uneasy; 5 Erode; 6 Plastic; 7 Thereinto; 9 Possessor; 12 Reddest; 14 Repress; 15 Scribe; 17 Mop up; 19 Octet; 21 Pad. F D EQUALISER: Clockwise from top left – subtract; multiply; divide; add. Total: 4. WORD PYRAMID: Marriage portion. MAGIC SQUARE: cove; oral; vans; else. 26 13 J V 25 12 C Y 24 11 T Z 23 10 5 4 3 2 1 9 8 7 6 2 6 8 4 3 7 1 9 5 7 1 9 5 6 8 3 4 2 9 8 5 3 2 4 6 1 7 3 2 6 8 7 1 9 5 4 1 7 4 9 5 6 2 8 3 8 9 2 6 4 5 7 3 1 4 3 7 1 8 2 5 6 9 6 5 1 7 9 3 4 2 8 Q N 22 9 P B 21 8 A X 20 7 S K 19 6 O G 18 5 6 5 4 9 1 8 3 2 7 7 8 2 4 5 3 6 9 1 3 9 1 2 7 6 8 4 5 2 7 3 8 4 5 9 1 6 9 1 6 3 2 7 4 5 8 5 4 8 6 9 1 2 7 3 8 2 7 5 6 9 1 3 4 1 6 9 7 3 4 5 8 2 4 3 5 1 8 2 7 6 9 EASY SUDOKU HARD SUDOKU H L 17 4 W R 16 I E 15 M U 14 CROSS CODE 1 2 3 QUIZ CHALLENGE: 1 Five; 2 Bradley Wiggins; 3 Game of Thrones; 4 Satisfaction; 5 Lincolnshire; 6 Spiceworld; 7 Muhammad Ali; 8 Barometer; 9 Bridget Jones; 10 Albinos. ACROSS 1. Separated (8) 5. Uterus (4) 7. Jerboa (6,3) 9. Listen to (4) 10. Deceive (4) 11. Ways (5) 14. Wooden box (5) 15. ----- Wise, comedian (5) 16. Modify (5) 17. Measuring device (5) 18. Whole (5) 19. Lariat (5) 22. Listen (4) 24. Too (4) 26. Secreting gland (9) 27. Solicit for custom (4) 28. Askew (8) DOWN 1. Bowl (4) 2. Imitated (4) 3. Laughing animal (5) 4. Trench (5) 5. Blue dye (4) 6. Organic fertilizer (8) 7. Act of leaving (9) 8. Rotating gate (9) 11. Oyster’s gem (5) 12. Sides (5) 13. Fight (3-2) 14. Engine part (8) 20. Coral island (5) 21. Sweet sticky liquid (5) 23. Entwine (4) 24. Against (4) 25. Was indebted (4)

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