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Your weekly puzzle challenge CROSS CODE 23 1 23 7 11 25 13 2 21 13 11 25 11 24 20 11 3 13 12 5 8 11 12 20 24 4 21 7 11 12 25 3 24 2 23 23 8 9 21 13 13 3 12 3 2 11 19 11 20 13 2 4 12 9 24 23 4 9 23 12 23 23 24 13 6 2 24 12 14 23 9 25 2 8 19 3 23 11 3 25 11 18 23 12 25 17 14 23 12 23 1 19 22 12 10 14 19 11 26 23 13 14 23 2 11 25 13 2 9 4 24 10 1 25 1 4 23 15 25 12 8 16 16 23 2 23 3 ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 D A S 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 RAW AUK WITH KARATE 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 1 7 8 6 6 5 9 4 9 1 6 5 7 2 7 6 3 5 4 2 4 4 2 3 5 1 6 1 9 2 5 7 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: 26 Good; 31 Very Good; 36 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. A male horse when used for breeding is called a sire. What is the female equivalent? 2. Piccadilly is the main railway station in which British city? 3. North America’s Great Lakes flow into which river? 4. What is the common name for the adhesive cyanoacrylate? 5. Which 20th century British king was married to Princess Mary of Teck? C A T I L B K L S 7 9 6 2 3 1 5 8 7 2 6 9 8 3 2 7 4 2 6 3 5 7 9 8 6. Which company introduced traveller’s cheques in 1891? 7. Holliday Grainger played detective Rachel Carey in which 2019 TV drama about illicit CCTV surveillance? 8. Which film starred musician Phil Collins and featured his song Two Hearts? 9. Following hip surgery, which tennis tournament did Andy Murray win in October 2019, his first title since 2017? 10. Who wrote the novel Middlemarch? 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 WR HA DY ME ER AI AE AN NG IU GA RH DT KE SG` CE DS TO AT SE HD Hard P M E E R T R U E A A T R U N 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 15 5 10 6 3 1 2 8 8 7 2 1 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 13 18 22 24 1 10 2 19 11 17 21 ACROSS 1. Flimsy construction for eccentric MPs? (5,2,5) 9. Crazy place to find telephone engineer (2,3,4) 10. Friend’s drink is returned (3) 11. Toilets redesigned? That’s an understatement (7) 12. Would frightened cows eat this grass? (5) 13. Shy to return eastwards with prairie wolf (6) 15. Little Cyril and another gent getting the bird (6) 18. Even the thick-witted take in this principle (5) 20. Bewitching person with snake perhaps (7) 22. A number require most of the shelter (3) 23. One at the lodge will release mother and child (9) 24. Still not in this state (12) 1 7 8 10 17 19 23 29 29 1 24 2 11 2 9 13 25 28 3 14 23 11 15 22 28 15 3 4 17 20 QUICK CROSSWORD 20 25 13 15 16 DOWN 5 12 21 6 10 16 2. Be there longer than the welcome period (7) 3. Perfume has been despatched, one hears (5) 4. Boots I repaired for the player (6) 5. Revolutionary to play around at little expense (7) 6. Trip only included a city (5) 7. Looking after number one on holiday? (4-8) 8. Generally known part that has been nationalised (6,6) 14. Considerate court dealt with fault outside (7) 16. Goddess seems in disarray (7) 17. Account for tax on admittance (6) 19. Searches in the old county (5) 21. One chap accepting military leader in Jordan (5) 4 18 22 21 16 5 8 12 15 26 30 6 13 6 27 7 7 14 SOLUTIONS NONAGRAM: backlist; backlit; bail; balk; ball; balti; basil; bilk; bill; black; BLACKLIST; blast; blat; calk; call; cill; clast; ital; kail; kill; kilt; lack; laic; last; lick; lilac; lilt; list; litas; sail; salt; scilla; silk; sill; silt; skill; slab; slack; slat; slick; slit; stalk; stall; STICKBALL; stilb; still; tail; talc; talk; tall; tilak; till. Across – Wader, Night; Stash. Down – Winks; Dagga; Ratch. Across – Rhyme; Guard; Doted. Down – Raged; Yeast; Ended. (2) FIVE ALIVE: (1) QUICK CROSSWORD: Across – 2 Fuchsia; 7 Fiji; 8 Copy; 9 Spinach; 10 Newt; 12 Each; 15 Specs; 17 Tannoy; 18 Horror; 19 Bobcat; 21 Sluice; 22 Rebus; 23 Ecru; 26 Left; 28 Scruple; 29 Jade; 30 Song; 31 Surfeit. Down – 1 Dire; 2 Fist; 3 Chippy; 4 Snatch; 5 Ache; 6 Epic; 10 Notable; 11 Wine bar; 13 Airline; 14 Harvest; 15 Solar; 16 Soils; 20 Terror; 21 Supple; 24 Crab; 25 Uses; 26 Lest; 27 Font. CRYPTIC CROSSWORD: Across – 1 House of cards; 9 Up the pole; 10 Pal; 11 Litotes; 12 Panic; 13 Coyote; 15 Cygnet; 18 Ethic; 20 Charmer; 22 Ten; 23 Freemason; 24 Restlessness. Down – 2 Outstay; 3 Scent; 4 Oboist; 5 Cheaply; 6 Ripon; 7 Selfcatering; 8 Public sector; 14 Tactful; 16 Nemesis; 17 Access; 19 Hunts; 21 Amman. Z O EQUALISER: Clockwise from top left – subtract; add; multiply; divide. Total: 7. WORD PYRAMID: Run a temperature. MAGIC SQUARE: hawk; aura; writ; Kate. 26 13 T S 25 12 I A 24 11 E B 23 10 5 7 4 2 1 8 3 9 6 1 3 8 5 6 9 7 2 4 9 2 6 3 7 4 5 8 1 7 6 9 4 8 3 1 5 2 8 1 3 7 5 2 6 4 9 2 4 5 1 9 6 8 7 3 3 9 1 8 2 5 4 6 7 4 8 2 6 3 7 9 1 5 6 5 7 9 4 1 2 3 8 J C 22 9 G U 21 8 H V 20 7 M W 19 6 K Q 18 5 1 7 5 4 2 3 8 6 9 2 6 8 5 9 7 1 3 4 3 9 4 8 1 6 2 7 5 4 3 7 9 6 2 5 1 8 8 2 1 7 5 4 6 9 3 9 5 6 3 8 1 7 4 2 5 8 3 1 7 9 4 2 6 7 4 2 6 3 8 9 5 1 6 1 9 2 4 5 3 8 7 EASY SUDOKU HARD SUDOKU Y N 17 4 F D 16 X R 15 P L 14 CROSS CODE 1 2 3 QUIZ CHALLENGE: 1 A dam; 2 Manchester; 3 The St Lawrence; 4 Superglue; 5 George V; 6 American Express; 7 The Capture; 8 Buster; 9 The European Open; 10 George Eliot. 31 31 ACROSS 2. Shrub with droopy flowers (7) 7. Pacific island state (4) 8. Duplicate (4) 9. Green vegetable (7) 10. Small amphibian (4) 12. Every one (4) 15. Glasses (inf.) (5) 17. Loudspeaker (6) 18. Revulsion (6) 19. Small lynx (6) 21. Floodgate (6) 22. Picture puzzle (5) 23. Beige (4) 26. Departed (4) 28. Misgiving (7) 29. Gemstone (4) 30. Melody (4) 31. Overabundance (7) DOWN 1. Dreadful (4) 2. Clenched hand (4) 3. Carpenter (inf.) (6) 4. Grab (6) 5. Dull pain (4) 6. Narrative poem (4) 10. Memorable (7) 11. Drinking venue (4,3) 13. Flight company (7) 14. Reap (7) 15. Of the sun (5) 16. Dirties (5) 20. Great fear (6) 21. Flexible (6) 24. Crustacean (4) 25. Employs (4) 26. For fear that (4) 27. Typeface (4)

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