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Your puzzle challenge CROSS CODE 12 5 16 6 7 6 17 7 16 5 25 24 5 24 23 17 3 16 18 1 23 14 24 11 5 18 5 3 16 24 8 4 12 25 18 11 4 24 3 6 17 7 24 17 10 10 4 3 24 11 24 13 17 2 18 11 1 21 5 25 23 5 11 24 26 4 7 16 7 9 5 5 4 8 7 24 3 19 14 20 5 18 7 7 6 5 11 12 17 17 18 18 14 11 5 19 23 3 3 5 5 14 5 15 4 1 25 12 6 11 1 3 7 24 23 1 5 11 14 24 8 22 24 24 12 7 ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 S R 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 TRAITOR TO CHICAGO 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 6 5 3 1 6 2 9 1 8 6 9 7 2 5 7 2 9 8 5 1 7 4 9 6 8 6 5 7 3 2 2 3 9 5 4 U 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: 24 Good; 28 Very Good; 33 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. What can be supplied in the following types: slotted, pan head, mirror and Phillips? 2. ‘Hello darkness, my old friend’ is the opening line of which Simon & Garfunkel song? 3. Which commodity is sold in therms? 4. Which character owned the bear Winnie-the-Pooh? 5. Ewood Park is the home ground of which English football club? M O F N R R T S A 8 6 5 2 8 1 7 3 4 3 1 9 5 3 6 2 1 2 9 8 4 3 5 7 6. Dr Hannibal Lecter and Clarice Starling were characters in which 1991 hit film? 7. Former cricketer Andrew ‘Freddie’ Flintoff co-hosts which TV motoring series? 8. Captain Vernon Kell and Sir David Petrie were early leaders of which intelligence organisation? 9. Which traditional Christmas plant is named after a former US diplomat? 10. Which vitamin is produced in the skin after exposure to sunlight? 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 HA AS SL EA LT AW OI IE RA ER GS OE TN SR EM RO DH OR RA WS NE Hard F A T T H R M S E C S A I R H 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 5 15 1 3 2 3 3 1 3 8 6 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 5 9 11 10 13 20 19 1 9 14 18 2 13 ACROSS 2. Some are gleaning in the field (3) 5. Beachwear that is much reduced (6) 7. Disposed of antiques at loss for a piece of shining metal (6) 9. Saying that the confused male inside is causing deadlock (11) 10. Poor state to be in (6) 11. Receiving most of the receipts (6) 13. Suffering owners deteriorate (6) 16. Travelling show in Oxford perhaps (6) 18. Assessment of the present situation as to how big something is (3,4,2,2) 19. That is not so hot first for labourer (6) 20. Neat feline let out (6) 21. Do you shortly want some colouring matter? (3) 1 9 11 20 26 29 2 18 6 12 3 13 3 21 27 2 15 21 13 14 21 8 12 16 18 21 QUICK CROSSWORD 4 8 10 22 23 28 3 7 11 14 16 20 DOWN 5 19 8 6 4 17 7 12 1. It’s Susan with an agglomeration of lies (6) 2. Expected to happen when Kelly and I are involved (6) 3. Sal repositioned a book obliquely across (6) 4. Heard bird using form of English (6) 6. Where shortly fruit can be found (2,1,8) 8. Anything but a dead loss (5,6) 10. Cat’s foot, it doesn’t sound good (3) 12. Somewhat disgusting fellow (3) 14. Deceive unfashionable sly creature (6) 15. Land that is shortly arranged to be secured (6) 16. Compel firm to use Irish, we hear (6) 17. Such wealth is never revealed (6) 5 15 19 5 24 6 10 16 6 25 7 24 7 17 SOLUTIONS 30 NONAGRAM: arson; farm; faro; fart; form; formant; format; fort; from; frons; front; frost; manor; marron; mart; matron; morn; mort; mortar; norm; orra; raft; ransom; rant; roam; roan; roar; roast; roman; rota; smart; snort; soar; sonar; sora; sort; star; storm; stroma; tarn; taro; torn; torr; tram; TRANSFORM; transom; tsar. Across – Halal; Reset; Horse. Down – Harsh; Loser; Litre. Across – Asset; Argon; Drawn. Down – Award; Sigma; Tenon. (2) FIVE ALIVE: (1) QUICK CROSSWORD: Across – 1 Bounces; 8 Heiress; 9 Spatula; 10 Rickety; 11 Treadle; 14 Ass; 16 Pool; 18 Silo; 19 Peep; 20 Dead; 21 Spa; 23 Attempt; 26 Clamber; 28 Coroner; 29 Frisbee; 30 Literal. Down – 1 Besotted; 2 Usage; 3 Could; 4 Shares; 5 Zinc; 6 Develop; 7 Ashy; 12 Acid; 13 Laos; 15 Spat; 16 Peke; 17 Littoral; 18 Satanic; 22 Parcel; 24 Tarot; 25 Minor; 26 Cafe; 27 Baby. CRYPTIC CROSSWORD: Across – 2 Lea; 5 Bikini; 7 Sequin; 9 Stalemating; 10 Penury; 11 Taking; 13 Worsen; 16 Circus; 18 The size of it; 19 Coolie; 20 Cattle; 21 Dye. Down – 1 Tissue; 2 Likely; 3 Aslant; 4 Pidgin; 6 In a nutshell; 8 Quick profit; 10 Paw; 12 Gus; 14 Outfox; 15 Nailed; 16 Coerce; 17 Untold. X Q EQUALISER: Clockwise from top left – divide; subtract; multiply; add. Total: 12. WORD PYRAMID: Father Christmas. MAGIC SQUARE: otic; Thor; iota; crag. 26 13 G P 25 12 E R 24 11 U F 23 10 1 8 4 7 3 9 2 6 5 2 9 5 6 8 1 4 7 3 7 6 3 2 5 4 1 8 9 3 1 9 8 6 7 5 4 2 4 7 2 9 1 5 8 3 6 8 5 6 3 4 2 7 9 1 5 2 7 4 9 3 6 1 8 6 3 1 5 7 8 9 2 4 9 4 8 1 2 6 3 5 7 K V 22 9 J D 21 8 B S 20 7 Y H 19 6 L A 18 5 9 2 6 8 4 5 1 3 7 3 5 4 1 6 7 2 9 8 7 1 8 2 9 3 5 6 4 4 9 1 3 7 8 6 2 5 5 3 7 4 2 6 9 8 1 8 6 2 5 1 9 7 4 3 1 7 9 6 8 4 3 5 2 6 4 5 7 3 2 8 1 9 2 8 3 9 5 1 4 7 6 EASY SUDOKU HARD SUDOKU O I 17 4 T C 16 Z W 15 M N 14 CROSS CODE 1 2 3 QUIZ CHALLENGE: 1 Screws; 2 The Sound of Silence; 3 Natural gas; 4 Christopher Robin; 5 Blackburn Rovers; 6 The Silence of the Lambs; 7 Top Gear; 8 MI5; 9 Poinsettia; 10 Vitamin D. ACROSS 1. Springs up (7) 8. Woman who inherits (7) 9. Cooking utensil (7) 10. Wobbly (7) 11. Foot lever (7) 14. Donkey (3) 16. Small lake (4) 18. Storage cylinder (4) 19. Quick glance (4) 20. Lifeless (4) 21. Health resort (3) 23. Try (7) 26. Climb with difficulty (7) 28. Inquest official (7) 29. Throwing disc (7) 30. Word for word (7) DOWN 1. Infatuated (8) 2. Accepted practice (5) 3. Was able (5) 4. Apportions (6) 5. Metallic element (4) 6. Evolve (7) 7. Pale (4) 12. Battery fluid (4) 13. Asian republic (4) 15. Petty quarrel (4) 16. Small dog (abbrev.) (4) 17. Of the shore (8) 18. Fiendish (7) 22. Package (6) 24. Fortune-telling card (5) 25. Lesser (5) 26. Coffee house (4) 27. Newborn (4)

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