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Your puzzle challenge CROSS CODE 19 8 7 8 17 21 20 6 12 8 23 22 20 3 20 8 8 26 23 4 20 11 8 12 13 20 8 12 23 17 24 8 8 23 11 22 17 16 11 17 10 9 22 10 9 8 17 20 23 8 10 20 23 1 10 20 1 2 15 8 12 4 5 10 14 23 20 3 12 6 3 8 20 17 3 12 9 8 17 4 5 8 11 25 10 18 8 22 10 8 10 11 8 12 15 16 8 20 9 23 16 20 22 23 3 12 6 20 16 8 8 15 19 20 17 20 21 14 16 8 11 22 5 8 8 17 ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 14 15 16 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 TOLERATE PAL’S POSE 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 17 18 19 20 21 R 10 11 12 13 O 22 23 24 25 26 7 2 1 5 6 8 5 3 7 8 2 6 9 8 2 3 8 4 7 6 7 9 5 9 6 3 5 1 9 1 2 8 3 4 4 6 1 9 8 5 S 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. Washington DC stands on the banks of which US river? 2. What do the British plants sundew and butterwort have in common? 3. Bradley Simpson is the lead singer of which British pop rock band? 4. Which English city has a medieval street known as The Shambles? 5. At the start of the 1990 Gulf War, which country was invaded by Iraq? G O S E A G U N Y 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 6 4 3 5 2 8 1 1 7 9 4 3 1 2 6 4 7 6 8 8 5 5 7 3 1 6. The names Dillian Whyte and Lawrence Okolie are associated with which sport? 7. Which children’s TV series regularly featured the serial Pigs in Space? 8. Pitmaston Pineapple is a variety of which type of fruit? 9. Nobody Does it Better was the theme tune of which James Bond film? 10. What B is a style of trousers that become wider from the knees downward? OT TH HE EF TR Hard E EU UO OE SR LE RA TU EN TC OR DA ES OA SD AE LS N E U R G S O P G H E L I 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 12 9 9 3 3 4 4 11 1 5 2 7 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 12 14 17 21 20 24 22 2 10 2 3 11 17 21 3 8 14 3 15 10 4 13 16 ACROSS DOWN 5. Pen a note in church (4) 7. Letting the sound fade away when dealing with notes (10) 8. Right skinny sounding (4) 9. Remains until there’s a complete cessation (10) 12. Songster allowed outside the pub (6) 13. Fall in America towards the end of the year (6) 14. Special abilities of learners in long snowshoes (6) 16. Publicity damp clothes could do with (6) 17. Expert pace is revised and put on record (10) 20. Lose the equivalent of a mile (4) 21. I got airmen out of leaving country (10) 22. Dame befuddled by drink (4) QUICK CROSSWORD 1 9 11 20 26 29 2 18 12 3 21 27 13 14 21 4 8 10 22 23 28 15 5 8 11 18 6 12 19 1. Bet they can be evens as well (4) 2. Some of them may have come up with a girl’s name (4) 3. Unfashionable group from the start (6) 4. Pain again developed round the neck initially (6) 5. Relative security (10) 6 & 10. Why Einstein and Hawking have the same spontaneous ideas (5,5,5,5) 11. Bewildered as no number increased in value (10) 15. Gamble that is made with coined money (6) 16. Father returns to unusually airy place for bees (6) 18. In the chair I sat on a f lower (4) 19. A picking-up point (4) 5 15 19 5 24 6 10 16 6 25 7 24 7 17 SOLUTIONS 30 NONAGRAM: aeon; agog; agony; ague; anus; easy; eyas; gage; gang; gangue; gauge; gean; genoa; guan; guano; naggy; naos; nosegay; noyau; sage; saggy; sago; sane; sang; snag; snaggy; soya; SYNAGOGUE; uneasy; unsay; usage; yagé; yang; yean; yoga; yuan. Across – Other; Slate; Sodas. Down – Ousts; Hoard; Reeds. Across – Theft; Rerun; Easel. Down – Terce; Euros; Tonal. (2) FIVE ALIVE: (1) QUICK CROSSWORD: Across – 1 Notable; 8 Replete; 9 Bolster; 10 Artiste; 11 Earnest; 14 Tag; 16 Dumb; 18 Jute; 19 Axis; 20 Neon; 21 Mat; 23 Best man; 26 Faux pas; 28 Orifice; 29 Stagger; 30 Brewers. Down – 1 Nobleman; 2 Tiler; 3 Bathe; 4 Errata; 5 Spot; 6 Celsius; 7 Gene; 12 Noun; 13 Stem; 15 Gate; 16 Diet; 17 Blunders; 18 Jocular; 22 Absorb; 24 Spice; 25 Moire; 26 Fuse; 27 Page. CRYPTIC CROSSWORD: Across – 5 Cage; 7 Diminuendo; 8 Lien; 9 Standstill; 12 Linnet; 13 Autumn; 14 Skills; 16 Airing; 17 Specialist; 20 Miss; 21 Emigration; 22 Mead. Down – 1 Odds; 2 Emma; 3 Outset; 4 Angina; 5 Collateral; 6 & 10 Great minds think alike; 11 Nonplussed; 15 Specie; 16 Apiary; 18 Iris; 19 Tine. EQUALISER: Clockwise from top left – divide; add; subtract; multiply. Total: 6. WORD PYRAMID: Generous helping. X Z MAGIC SQUARE: rote; opal; taps; else. 26 13 J N 25 12 Y D 24 11 T O 23 10 1 2 6 7 4 3 5 9 8 9 5 4 2 6 8 1 7 3 3 7 8 9 5 1 2 4 6 8 1 7 4 9 2 3 6 5 4 3 9 5 1 6 7 8 2 2 6 5 3 8 7 4 1 9 7 9 1 6 3 5 8 2 4 6 8 3 1 2 4 9 5 7 5 4 2 8 7 9 6 3 1 S P 22 9 M E 21 8 A V 20 7 F G 19 6 K H 18 5 7 2 4 1 9 5 6 3 8 1 5 3 7 8 6 2 4 9 6 9 8 2 4 3 5 1 7 2 3 9 8 6 4 7 5 1 8 6 1 5 3 7 4 9 2 5 4 7 9 2 1 8 6 3 3 8 5 4 7 9 1 2 6 9 1 2 6 5 8 3 7 4 4 7 6 3 1 2 9 8 5 EASY SUDOKU HARD SUDOKU R C 17 4 L I 16 U Q 15 B W 14 CROSS CODE 1 2 3 QUIZ CHALLENGE: 1 The Potomac; 2 They trap and digest insects; 3 The Vamps; 4 York; 5 Kuwait; 6 Boxing; 7 The Muppet Show; 8 Apple; 9 The Spy Who Loved Me; 10 Bell-bottoms . ACROSS 1. Worthy of attention (7) 8. Sated (7) 9. Long pillow (7) 10. Performer (7) 11. Sincere (7) 14. Label (3) 16. Speechless (4) 18. Plant fibre (4) 19. Rotational centre (4) 20. Inert gas (4) 21. Rug (3) 23. Groomsman (4,3) 26. Gaffe (4,3) 28. Opening (7) 29. Lurch (7) 30. Beer makers (7) DOWN 1. Peer (8) 2. Roofer (5) 3. Swim (5) 4. Misprints (6) 5. Pimple (4) 6. Temperature scale (7) 7. Unit of heredity (4) 12. Part of speech (4) 13. Stalk (4) 15. Movable barrier (4) 16. Food regime (4) 17. Embarrassing mistakes (8) 18. Humorous (7) 22. Soak up (6) 24. Zest (5) 25. Watered silk (5) 26. Combine (4) 27. Boy attendant (4)

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