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Your puzzle challenge CROSS CODE 7 19 22 3 19 11 24 6 26 24 25 10 25 10 18 22 14 11 17 1 16 9 25 17 21 14 11 16 9 11 17 24 13 15 24 22 6 24 11 9 9 15 2 6 24 9 14 24 19 25 12 11 10 11 21 9 25 16 11 11 16 4 22 1 1 9 11 16 15 22 9 24 6 9 22 5 11 12 11 3 11 9 23 24 1 9 11 1 17 24 23 25 21 3 10 8 11 5 10 15 20 25 1 24 22 6 15 20 22 22 6 11 10 24 11 6 16 21 1 14 19 11 17 6 ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 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 WINKY ED TAKEN TAXI 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 9 10 11 12 13 R 24 S 2 3 9 6 5 7 1 8 2 3 6 9 1 4 1 8 3 9 6 7 1 6 6 8 3 7 9 3 4 2 1 9 3 25 26 O 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: 19 Good; 22 Very Good; 26 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 holiday resort of Paphos is in which country? 2. Dara O’Briain presents which long-running satirical TV panel show featuring various stand-up comedians? 3. Which country’s flag is an off-centre white cross on a red background? 4. Frogs, toads and newts belong to which class of animals? 5. What P is the title of an Ed Sheeran song and another word for flawless? O R N T N I U I S 8 4 6 7 6 9 5 2 6 7 3 6 9 1 4 5 8 9 2 5 4 6 3 2 7 5 6. What name is given to the sea areas between 40° and 50° South, known for their stormy winds? 7. Who starred as the eccentric pet detective in the Ace Ventura films? 8. What is the first one of the homologous series of aliphatic ketones also known as? 9. Who wrote the 2017 awardwinning novel Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine? 10. Who did tennis player Novak Djokovic defeat in the 2021 Australian Open final? 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 Hard U HT WU MA NI DG RA IM IA IB UD OX LO SM PI EN LE TE DO GD DE YS E N F L T A F I S Y T E C O 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 8 9 2 6 2 8 5 3 1 11 2 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 13 16 21 24 10 17 23 2 23 11 10 ACROSS 1. The act of making an untrue statement (11) 7. Demote extremely rude ambassador (8) 8. Class needs to be filled in? (4) 9. Isle of Wight reduced to a state (4) 11. Sick patient eats cereal, initially a very small amount (8) 13. Unsuitable to sleep in it (5) 14. A painter has turn in marketplace (5) 16. Splendour of magnificent French street on the way back (8) 18. Beginner has pretty ropy part (4) 21. Bottomless jar Virginia found on the island (4) 22. Made rare concoction with brown sugar (8) 23. Execution of dramatic entertainment (11) 1 8 12 18 26 29 21 2 16 19 13 3 20 3 11 20 28 11 15 22 9 4 15 QUICK CROSSWORD 21 25 13 15 16 12 14 20 DOWN 5 8 18 19 1. In favour of donating or pardoning (9) 6 7 12 2. Be depressed in Neath (5) 3. I take a turn at being in Othello (4) 4. Train another Frenchman in Northern Ireland (6) 5. Forget fat melting as projectile goes astray (3,6) 6. Man in danger I caught (4) 10. Hang on a very long time for an attachment (9) 12. Complicated to work out in detail (9) 15. Reportedly tucks poem up in jacket (6) 17. Went on a bicycle, say, on this (4) 19. Long time before first night (5) 20. Country without any cause of illness (4) 4 8 10 14 17 22 22 27 30 5 23 15 6 24 26 7 25 SOLUTIONS 31 32 NONAGRAM: innit; inro; into; intro; intron; INTRUSION; iron; ironist; nisi; nitro; nitrous; noir; noni; nonsuit; nori; noun; nous; onus; ronin; rosin; ruin; runt; rutin; snit; snort; snot; snout; stun; suint; torn; turion; turn; union; unionist; unison; unit; unto. Across – Humid; Buxom; Toddy. Down – Habit; Mixed; Dimly. Across – Twang; Idols; Edges. Down – Tripe; Among; Gases. (2) FIVE ALIVE: (1) QUICK CROSSWORD: Across – 1 Scarab; 4 Scheme; 8 Enlist; 10 Mascot; 11 Licit; 12 Teemed; 14 Temper; 16 Dose; 17 Trot; 19 Bias; 22 Ha-ha; 26 Arrest; 27 Orange; 28 Havoc; 29 Indoor; 30 Paling; 31 Feeler; 32 Seethe. Down – 1 Sleuth; 2 Allied; 3 Aisles; 5 Crater; 6 Except; 7 Extort; 9 Tide; 10 Mitt; 13 Movie; 15 Mocha; 18 Tariff; 19 Bridle; 20 Ashore; 21 Star; 22 Hoop; 23 Arcade; 24 Anoint; 25 Meagre. CRYPTIC CROSSWORD: Across – 1 Fabrication; 7 Relegate; 8 Form; 9 Iowa; 11 Pittance; 13 Inapt; 14 Agora; 16 Grandeur; 18 Tyro; 21 Java; 22 Demerara; 23 Performance. Down – 1 Forgiving; 2 Below; 3 Iago; 4 Antrim; 5 Off target; 6 Eric; 10 Appendage; 12 Elaborate; 15 Tuxedo; 17 Road; 19 Yearn; 20 Germ. B EQUALISER: Clockwise from top left – multiply; divide; add; subtract. Total: 3. WORD PYRAMID: Affluent society. W MAGIC SQUARE: wink; idea; next; Katy. 26 13 O V 25 12 S E 24 11 M L 23 10 9 2 8 4 1 5 3 6 7 7 5 1 2 6 3 4 9 8 3 6 4 8 7 9 5 1 2 8 9 6 5 2 4 1 7 3 2 7 3 6 9 1 8 5 4 4 1 5 7 3 8 9 2 6 5 4 7 1 8 6 2 3 9 6 8 9 3 5 2 7 4 1 1 3 2 9 4 7 6 8 5 I R 22 9 U Y 21 8 X Z 20 7 H T 19 6 Q K 18 5 2 4 8 1 3 9 6 5 7 7 1 5 6 8 2 3 4 9 3 6 9 7 5 4 2 8 1 5 9 7 2 4 3 8 1 6 8 3 4 9 6 1 5 7 2 1 2 6 8 7 5 4 9 3 6 8 3 4 9 7 1 2 5 9 5 1 3 2 8 7 6 4 4 7 2 5 1 6 9 3 8 EASY SUDOKU HARD SUDOKU D J 17 4 P G 16 A F 15 C N 14 CROSS CODE 1 2 3 QUIZ CHALLENGE: 1 Cyprus; 2 Mock the Week; 3 Denmark; 4 Amphibians; 5 Perfect; 6 The Roaring Forties; 7 Jim Carrey; 8 Acetone; 9 Gail Honeyman; 10 Daniil Medvedev. ACROSS 1. Dung beetle (6) 4. Strategy (6) 8. Join the military (6) 10. Talisman (6) 11. Lawful (5) 12. Swarmed (6) 14. Mood (6) 16. Measured portion (4) 17. Pony’s gait (4) 19. Prejudice (4) 22. Sunken boundary (2-2) 26. Take into custody (6) 27. Citrus fruit (6) 28. Mayhem (5) 29. Inside (6) 30. Picket fence (6) 31. Antenna (6) 32. Boil (6) DOWN 1. Detective (6) 2. United (6) 3. Gangways (6) 5. Shell hole (6) 6. Not including (6) 7. Illegally obtain (6) 9. Ocean phase (4) 10. Baseball glove (4) 13. Film (5) 15. Type of coffee (5) 18. List of rates (6) 19. Horse’s harness (6) 20. On land (6) 21. Celestial body (4) 22. Circular band (4) 23. Covered walk (6) 24. Nation (anag.) (6) 25. Paltry (6)

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