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Your weekly puzzle challenge CROSS CODE 2 8 1 19 7 20 15 24 8 23 20 24 14 14 17 11 15 14 19 15 18 20 5 22 14 16 20 19 23 14 23 24 5 11 18 1 6 24 13 5 16 1 17 12 16 15 1 25 20 1 11 20 15 22 1 15 15 14 11 10 24 15 12 12 12 1 11 11 1 22 3 7 5 14 21 20 24 8 12 6 12 3 20 24 20 4 12 25 22 26 3 25 20 19 7 6 14 14 22 13 5 12 24 11 14 9 13 12 11 6 1 22 5 1 16 24 24 9 13 20 5 22 26 19 ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 14 15 16 17 18 19 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 MOVE OVER TALL RAMP 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 20 21 22 23 E 4 6 8 1 7 3 1 8 8 5 3 8 7 9 6 4 2 4 3 9 6 9 4 3 1 2 7 4 5 8 4 3 11 12 13 T 24 25 26 S NONAGRAM A R K E B H D A N 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 mining engineer Peter Nissen is most famous for which invention? 2. Comedian Sarah Millican was born In which coastal town? 3. In which war did the volunteers known as the International Brigade sign up to fight Fascism? 4. To which bird family does the jackdaw belong? 5. What is the cricketing term for a ball pitched to land under the bat? 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 9 1 8 2 5 8 4 7 8 1 3 6 9 3 2 1 5 7 4 3 5 9 2 7 5 6. What name is given to the Scottish exams equivalent to English A-levels? 7. What was a bayadère, as seen in the ballet La Bayadère? 8. In which TV show has Ian Hislop appeared in every episode? 9. Which island is separated from mainland England by the Solent and Spithead? 10. Which supermarket empire began as a market stall in London’s East End run by Jack Cohen? SE TP LH IA YC UN OI AE NC OU CK EO DA KU EA SR IS PN DL UI ET Hard B R O Y K O O C O H K O R B Y 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 6 2 1 5 3 6 4 4 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 11 16 20 22 10 ACROSS 2 12 11 17 21 1. One with constructive ideas (9) 6. Quantity of money backed first three musicians (3) 8. Private hospital fixed up on a return journey? (8,5) 9. Speaker takes a stand on this (5) 10. Band will move round the square (7) 11. Concerned with history of meal (6) 13. Among maids performing before tea, say (6) 16. Organised parties with foreign currency (7) 18. Nurse right in fashion (5) 20. Said the cape was not in first with frankness (13) 22. Service return from a great distance (3) 23. Providing a coat of 12 Down (9) 1 8 12 18 26 29 21 2 16 19 13 3 17 23 3 11 20 28 15 9 4 10 15 QUICK CROSSWORD 21 25 13 13 16 DOWN 5 14 18 6 19 7 21 1. Be quiet under a tree (3) 2. Arrived with nothing but a small gem (5) 3. Where fashionable patients go? (7) 4. May leave broken machinery to improve the quality (6) 5. Tribe wandering through Rome (5) 6. Mean to have left one in the group (7) 7. Negotiated about time, it was thought (9) 9. Cannot be made light of (9) 12. Dressing to cover the wall (7) 14. Meet in a new show (7) 15. Involuntary movement in a short coat (6) 17. Come to the point but only gradually (5) 19. Resin some of the clientele misused (5) 21. Most of the pudding will go down (3) 4 8 10 14 17 22 22 27 30 5 23 15 6 24 26 7 25 SOLUTIONS 31 32 NONAGRAM: abed; abrade; baaed; bade; bake; baked; baker; band; bander; bandh; bane; bank; banked; banker; bard; bare; bared; bark; barked; barn; bead; beak; bean; bear; beard; bend; berk; brad; brae; brake; braked; bran; brand; brane; bread; break; bred; debar; debark; drab; HANDBRAKE; herb; kerb. Across – Splay; Cocoa; Split. Down – Sucks; Local; Yeast. Across – Ethic; Nuked; Indue. Down – Ennui; Hiked; Cadre. (2) FIVE ALIVE: (1) QUICK CROSSWORD: Across – 1 Damask; 4 Stream; 8 Senior; 10 Litter; 11 Papal; 12 Grocer; 14 Cereal; 16 Wade; 17 Edam; 19 Cost; 22 Step; 26 Creepy; 27 Arnica; 28 Arena; 29 Allure; 30 Supine; 31 Larder; 32 Manger. Down – 1 Design; 2 Minnow; 3 Sloped; 5 Toiled; 6 Esteem; 7 Morale; 9 Rare; 10 Lace; 13 Canoe; 15 Raven; 18 Scrawl; 19 Cellar; 20 Sparse; 21 Tyre; 22 Sans; 23 Trauma; 24 Piping; 25 Career. CRYPTIC CROSSWORD: Across – 1 Architect; 6 Sum; 8 Homeward bound; 9 Floor; 10 Circlet; 11 Repast; 13 Amidst; 16 Piastre; 18 Trend; 20 Outspokenness; 22 Far; 23 Rendering. Down – 1 Ash; 2 Cameo; 3 Inwards; 4 Enrich; 5 Tiber; 6 Squalid; 7 Meditated; 9 Fireproof; 12 Plaster; 14 Matinee; 15 Jerkin; 17 Taper; 19 Elemi; 21 Sag. H U EQUALISER: Clockwise from top left – add; divide; multiply; subtract. Total: 8. WORD PYRAMID: By hook or by crook. MAGIC SQUARE: prom; rave; oval; melt. 26 13 N I 25 12 S T 24 11 P J 23 10 2 7 9 1 5 6 8 4 3 3 1 4 9 8 7 5 2 6 5 8 6 4 2 3 9 1 7 8 9 1 3 6 2 4 7 5 4 5 2 7 9 1 3 6 8 6 3 7 5 4 8 2 9 1 9 6 5 8 7 4 1 3 2 7 4 3 2 1 5 6 8 9 1 2 8 6 3 9 7 5 4 C Q 22 9 V B 21 8 E G 20 7 D Y 19 6 W L 18 5 2 4 9 6 3 8 1 7 5 7 6 3 1 9 5 4 2 8 8 5 1 4 7 2 3 6 9 5 2 8 9 6 3 7 4 1 1 9 6 5 4 7 2 8 3 4 3 7 8 2 1 5 9 6 9 7 4 3 5 6 8 1 2 3 8 2 7 1 9 6 5 4 6 1 5 2 8 4 9 3 7 EASY SUDOKU HARD SUDOKU X F 17 4 M K 16 R Z 15 O A 14 CROSS CODE 1 2 3 QUIZ CHALLENGE: 1 The Nissen hut; 2 South Shields; 3 The Spanish Civil War; 4 The crow family; 5 A yorker; 6 Highers; 7 A Hindu dancing girl; 8 Have I Got News For You; 9 The Isle of Wight; 10 Tesco. ACROSS 1. Patterned linen (6) 4. Brook (6) 8. Elder (6) 10. Rubbish (6) 11. Of the pope (5) 12. Food supplier (6) 14. Edible grain (6) 16. Walk through water (4) 17. Dutch cheese (4) 19. Price (4) 22. Pace (4) 26. Scary (6) 27. Medicinal plant (6) 28. Stadium (5) 29. Charm (6) 30. Lying face upward (6) 31. Pantry (6) 32. Stable place (6) DOWN 1. Scheme (6) 2. Small fish (6) 3. Inclined (6) 5. Laboured (6) 6. Regard (6) 7. Team spirit (6) 9. Uncommon (4) 10. Shoe fastener (4) 13. Small boat (5) 15. Large bird (5) 18. Write untidily (6) 19. Wine store (6) 20. Thinly spread (6) 21. Wheel covering (4) 22. Without (4) 23. Emotional shock (6) 24. Upholstery trim (6) 25. Vocation (6)

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