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Your puzzle challenge CROSS CODE 18 4 11 12 12 9 4 10 24 24 8 14 10 17 7 8 9 8 9 10 1 7 11 22 9 15 17 11 18 21 18 18 13 8 10 14 18 10 3 10 19 8 19 19 20 7 19 10 16 10 24 23 10 18 22 18 26 7 24 24 12 10 4 25 10 10 12 18 10 8 2 11 6 12 10 10 18 11 3 10 18 11 5 22 25 7 24 18 8 9 24 5 9 8 19 24 10 16 23 15 9 7 14 10 24 3 10 10 10 5 10 15 10 19 24 19 10 15 3 9 7 18 12 5 ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 O 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 S D 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 I TAKE LAKE HUT UNIT 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 3 4 2 6 9 7 3 5 2 2 5 8 9 8 3 5 3 9 8 4 2 6 7 8 4 7 5 9 2 1 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: 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. How many tricks are required to score a small slam at bridge? 2. Europe’s longest river the Volga flows into which sea? 3. What is the Japanese word for the art of flower arranging? 4. What A is the name of a ship in Greek mythology and the title of a 2012 film starring Ben Affleck? 5. The home ground of the Saracens rugby union team is in which English city? E N N M G T L E A 1 7 8 2 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 2 5 4 4 8 2 5 1 2 6 9 7 6 8 3 9 1 6 1 6. Like a Rolling Stone, Mr Tambourine Man and Just Like a Woman were all hit songs for which musician? 7. The takahe, kakapo, mohua and kokako are birds from which country? 8. Fred Sirieix rose to fame as the Maître d’ of a restaurant on which reality TV show? 9. Which garden food plant has edible stems but toxic leaves? 10. Hobart is capital of which Australian state? RW EA FM IT TS Hard N IE AE AH VN UE RD GB SE EU GE DT DE LA ED GO YS A R E D E L S M H K C I M A 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 9 1 8 3 1 4 1 10 2 0 1 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 7 9 12 14 17 21 20 24 22 2 10 2 3 11 17 21 ACROSS 5. Right beside a vegetable is a fruit (4) 7. Work for a long time to make a home in the theatre (5,5) 8. Boy out of line (4) 9. Has foresight before a school lesson (10) 12. Fly in the jet set separately (6) 13. Plays unskilfully on the fringes (6) 14. Being out of fuel, Edward had a hard job (6) 16. It’s a tricky problem if this vegetable is hot (6) 17. First man is to lead the band in bad behaviour (10) 20. Nothing but a lake (4) 21. From all quarters landlord receives an informal report (10) 22. In haste tried to ignore correction (4) 1 9 11 14 17 22 11 7 26 2 23 3 8 14 11 16 19 3 15 3 20 10 QUICK CROSSWORD 12 26 4 13 16 DOWN 15 5 8 11 18 6 12 19 1. Being in it means trouble of course (4) 2. I leave English girl for Frenchman (4) 3. Preference for an alternative (6) 4. Turn up with new mesh for the basket (6) 5. Pat entered maybe – definitely entered (10) 6. School subject, thematic with variations, includes religious education (10) 10. Defendant again sent across the Atlantic (10) 11. Payment for a colony (10) 15. Deny any connection with row about pig (6) 16. Dorset town provided home for old Penny Barker (6) 18. Excited to be scheming (2,2) 19. Rent to one of the services (4) 4 21 5 8 13 15 18 5 10 20 24 8 6 28 25 SOLUTIONS 27 28 NONAGRAM: agent; aglet; angel; angle; eagle; eaglet; elegant; entangle; gale; game; gamete; gannet; gate; gean; gelt; gene; genet; gent; gentle; GENTLEMAN; gleam; glean; glee; gleeman; gleet; glen; gnat; legate; legman; mage; magnet; manège; mange; mangel; mangle; mega; melange; ménage; metage; negate; tang; tangle; tenge. Across – Remit; Verbs; Elegy. Down – Revue; Merge; Tasty. Across – Wafts; Nudge; Dados. Down – Wined; Faded; Sheds. (2) FIVE ALIVE: (1) QUICK CROSSWORD: Across – 1. Buttocks, 5. Soap, 7. Racing car, 9. Beer, 10. Bunt, 11. Caste, 14. Arena, 15. Betel, 16. Kyoto, 17. Orate, 18. Nacre, 19. Sally, 22. Inca, 24. Otto, 26. Expansive, 27. Rice, 28. Ensemble. Down – 1. Bulb, 2. Tear, 3. China, 4. Sight, 5. Scab, 6. Pastille, 7. Relevance, 8. Rusticate, 11. Cakes, 12. Shoal, 13. Ebony, 14. Atomiser, 20. Abate, 21. Lists, 23. Axle, 24. Ovum, 25. Ogle. CRYPTIC CROSSWORD: Across – 5 Pear; 7 Opera house; 8 Neil; 9 Prescience; 12 Tsetse; 13 Thrums; 14 Toiled; 16 Potato; 17 Misconduct; 20 Mere; 21 Newsletter; 22 Stet. Down – 1 Soup; 2 René; 3 Choice; 4 Punnet; 5 Penetrated; 6 Arithmetic; 10 Respondent; 11 Settlement; 15 Disown; 16 Poodle; 18 Up to; 19 Torn. C Z WORD PYRAMID: Hammer and sickle. EQUALISER: Clockwise from top left – subtract; multiply; add; divide. Total: 5. MAGIC SQUARE: leak; étui; aunt; kith. 26 13 H L 25 12 D A 24 11 G E 23 10 1 4 7 3 6 5 8 2 9 9 5 2 4 1 8 6 3 7 6 3 8 7 9 2 1 5 4 4 8 3 1 5 7 2 9 6 7 6 5 8 2 9 4 1 3 2 9 1 6 4 3 7 8 5 5 1 9 2 7 4 3 6 8 3 2 4 5 8 6 9 7 1 8 7 6 9 3 1 5 4 2 T O 22 9 K I 21 8 J U 20 7 N B 19 6 S Y 18 5 3 5 4 1 2 8 6 9 7 8 1 6 9 4 7 2 3 5 7 9 2 3 6 5 1 4 8 6 2 3 5 8 4 7 1 9 1 8 7 2 3 9 4 5 6 5 4 9 6 7 1 8 2 3 9 3 8 4 1 6 5 7 2 2 6 1 7 5 3 9 8 4 4 7 5 8 9 2 3 6 1 EASY SUDOKU HARD SUDOKU M W 17 4 X V 16 R F 15 P Q 14 CROSS CODE 1 2 3 QUIZ CHALLENGE: 1 Twelve; 2 Caspian Sea; 3 Ikebana; 4 Argo; 5 London; 6 Bob Dylan; 7 New Zealand; 8 First Dates; 9 Rhubarb; 10 Tasmania. ACROSS 1. Cheeks (8) 5. Cleanser (4) 7. Vehicle for competitions (6,3) 9. Ale (4) 10. Wheat disease (4) 11. Social class (5) 14. Stadium (5) 15. Narcotic leaf (5) 16. Japanese city (5) 17. Make a speech (5) 18. Mother-of-pearl (5) 19. Sortie (5) 22. Ancient Peruvian (4) 24. ---- von Bismarck, German statesman (4) 26. Covering a wide area (9) 27. Cereal (4) 28. Group of performers (8) DOWN 1. Light source (4) 2. Rip (4) 3. Porcelain (5) 4. Vision (5) 5. Strikebreaker (4) 6. Small sweet, lozenge (8) 7. Significance (9) 8. Suspend from college (9) 11. Gateaux (5) 12. Group of fish (5) 13. Hard, dark wood (5) 14. Spray (8) 20. Die away (5) 21. Leans (5) 23. Wheel shaft (4) 24. Egg cell (4) 25. Leer (4)

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