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Your puzzle challenge CROSS CODE 20 16 12 6 4 9 13 4 25 23 6 15 13 3 6 19 4 2 7 8 13 3 3 2 4 5 16 21 22 13 24 21 6 13 13 11 13 16 19 26 9 19 6 7 2 2 26 20 10 19 5 6 4 5 6 7 20 26 13 4 18 7 16 12 7 6 26 14 13 19 5 26 19 17 10 19 22 9 13 24 2 22 13 16 4 13 12 13 4 14 10 6 16 5 19 4 18 10 9 4 19 20 12 5 22 4 19 7 20 13 10 6 1 26 13 5 16 10 4 20 13 4 11 13 ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ 1 2 3 4 R 14 15 16 17 18 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 HEAR NEWER CHICKEN 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 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 T 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 I 2 8 6 7 5 1 5 7 4 8 9 4 9 7 9 1 3 5 8 8 1 9 6 7 3 5 6 7 4 2 7 1 3 6 7 6 4 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: 23 Good; 27 Very Good; 32 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 is the difference between libel and slander? 2. The Man-Machine was a 1978 album by which influential German band? 3. In May 2021, tennis player Cameron Norrie was ranked No. 2 in Britain. Who was ranked No. 1? 4. Which fuel is a by-product of the process of burning coal to make coal gas? 5. The Mindhunter book and TV series detail the FBI’s attempts to profile which type of criminals? E I P R B T U L N 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 3 2 1 3 4 6 7 4 9 2 6 8 5 7 5 2 4 7 6 8 4 1 9 8 5 6. The Museo del Greco, which is devoted to the works of the painter El Greco, is in which city? 7. Michael York starred as the boyfriend of Sally Bowles, played by Liza Minnelli, in which classic film? 8. Which US TV comedy-drama shares its name with garments worn in operating theatres? 9. Why is the flower polyanthus so called? 10. Bernina, Singer, Husqvarna and Pfaff are all brands of what? Hard O CP OL UR MC PH AI SE IO TD RO IT EL LM ET NR OE TA IL OG HU DT T N M N I M C M A O C O P L 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 6 4 14 2 1 2 4 5 5 3 4 9 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 16 20 22 10 ACROSS 2 12 11 17 21 1. Wildcat joins flyer in light plane (5,4) 6. Keep under – lower (3) 8. An exaggeration about the bowling analysis (13) 9. Financially and physically exhausted (5) 10. Clumsy pathologist loses plot – how foolish (7) 11. Thanks non-drinker with spectacles for the design (6) 13. Dance in a short jacket (6) 16. Australian island, it’s in East Anglia (7) 18. Met Fred initially with Bill and Edward (5) 20. Deceitful – like a twoheaded lizard? (6-7) 22. City entirely hidden (3) 23. Cut inside French father and continue steadfastly (9) 1 8 12 18 26 29 21 2 16 19 13 3 17 23 3 11 20 28 15 9 4 10 15 QUICK CROSSWORD 21 25 13 13 16 DOWN 5 14 18 6 19 7 21 1. Sounds like a number as well (3) 2. Be breaking leg first on church land (5) 3. Rex is to return to the dish (7) 4. Nothing on the hills but fruit (6) 5. Expression of surprise about longing to find this animal (5) 6. Shift for pharmacist having time off with sweetheart (7) 7. Observe some letters making up phrase (9) 9. Excite border clique (3,2,4) 12. Resort has landing-place below rocky height (7) 14. Illegal act of a receiver (7) 15. Fish right for one on ice (6) 17. Neat edge of a bloomer (5) 19. Photograph, we hear, is a slide (5) 21. Expected novice to leave fight (3) 4 8 10 14 17 22 22 27 30 5 23 15 6 24 26 7 25 SOLUTIONS 31 32 NONAGRAM: belt; bent; bier; bile; bine; bint; birl; bite; biter; blent; blin; blip; blue; BLUEPRINT; bluer; bluet; blunt; blunter; blur; blurt; brine; bruin; bruit; brunt; brut; brute; built; bunt; burin; burl; burn; burnet; burnt; burp; butler; lube; nubile; rebuilt; rebut; ruble; tribe; tribune; tube; tuber; turbine. Across – Clump; Drill; Tight. Down – Cadet; Using; Pilot. Across – Porch; Totem; Aloud. Down – Pitta; Retro; Homed. (2) FIVE ALIVE: (1) QUICK CROSSWORD: Across – 1 Signet; 4 Damson; 8 Opened; 10 Sprang; 11 Taupe; 12 Hot air; 14 Ardent; 16 Sack; 17 News; 19 Pods; 22 Halt; 26 Turnip; 27 Unlace; 28 Rummy; 29 Tender; 30 Potato; 31 Svelte; 32 Render. Down – 1 Soothe; 2 Greets; 3 Emetic; 5 Ampere; 6 Scales; 7 Negate; 9 Dark; 10 Span; 13 Aaron; 15 Dwell; 18 Status; 19 Prance; 20 Direct; 21 Spur; 22 Hump; 23 Anyone; 24 Tabard; 25 Renoir. CRYPTIC CROSSWORD: Across – 1 Tiger moth; 6 Cow; 8 Overstatement; 9 Spent; 10 Goatish; 11 Tattoo; 13 Bolero; 16 Norfolk; 18 Faced; 20 Doubletongued; 22 Ely; 23 Persevere. Down – 1 Too; 2 Glebe; 3 Risotto; 4 Orange; 5 Hyena; 6 Chemise; 7 Watchword; 9 Set on edge; 12 Torquay; 14 Offence; 15 Skater; 17 Oxlip; 19 Chute; 21 Due. E EQUALISER: Clockwise from top left – divide; multiply; subtract; add. Total: 7. WORD PYRAMID: Common complaint. L MAGIC SQUARE: when; hare; Eric; neck. 26 13 J H 25 12 C Y 24 11 W U 23 10 8 3 2 7 1 6 5 4 9 5 1 9 3 4 8 6 7 2 4 6 7 5 2 9 1 8 3 2 7 4 9 6 3 8 1 5 3 8 6 1 7 5 9 2 4 9 5 1 4 8 2 7 3 6 6 9 8 2 3 7 4 5 1 7 4 3 6 5 1 2 9 8 1 2 5 8 9 4 3 6 7 D P 22 9 K Z 21 8 G N 20 7 I A 19 6 M T 18 5 2 9 4 8 3 1 6 7 5 1 3 5 6 7 4 9 8 2 6 8 7 5 2 9 4 1 3 4 6 3 2 8 5 1 9 7 7 2 9 1 4 3 5 6 8 8 5 1 9 6 7 2 3 4 3 1 8 4 5 6 7 2 9 9 4 2 7 1 8 3 5 6 5 7 6 3 9 2 8 4 1 EASY SUDOKU HARD SUDOKU Q R 17 4 S F 16 V O 15 B X 14 CROSS CODE 1 2 3 QUIZ CHALLENGE: 1 Libel is written defamation, slander is spoken; 2 Kraftwerk; 3 Dan Evans; 4 Coke; 5 Serial killers; 6 Toledo, Spain; 7 Cabaret; 8 Scrubs; 9 Because it produces many flowers on a single stem.; 10 Sewing machines. ACROSS 1. Seal (6) 4. Small plum (6) 8. Unwrapped (6) 10. Leapt (6) 11. Brownish-grey (5) 12. Empty talk (3,3) 14. Fervent (6) 16. Large bag (4) 17. Current affairs (4) 19. Seed cases (4) 22. Stop (4) 26. Root vegetable (6) 27. Untie (6) 28. Card game (5) 29. Sore (6) 30. Edible tuber (6) 31. Slender (6) 32. Plaster (6) DOWN 1. Comfort (6) 2. Hails (6) 3. Causing vomiting (6) 5. Unit of current (6) 6. Weighing device (6) 7. Contradict (6) 9. Unlit (4) 10. Bridge (4) 13. Brother of Moses (5) 15. Abide (5) 18. Social position (6) 19. Frolic (6) 20. Forthright (6) 21. Branch line (4) 22. Protrusion (4) 23. Whoever (6) 24. Tunic (6) 25. French artist (6)

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