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Your puzzle challenge CROSS CODE 7 3 13 4 2 21 4 13 14 1 21 11 13 5 18 20 8 16 18 22 3 13 4 2 16 10 13 5 22 9 1 22 12 13 21 6 2 16 11 2 21 13 1 17 3 21 11 11 21 24 23 24 13 2 21 23 26 3 21 25 21 10 2 21 3 13 11 21 3 3 17 18 1 24 3 4 14 21 24 2 16 8 21 2 21 4 2 11 13 3 11 11 13 18 2 11 23 18 2 11 11 19 9 16 11 23 15 16 5 9 18 4 21 1 10 18 4 24 21 8 4 2 13 11 2 21 ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 T 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 UPSTAGES KEN’S AUNT 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 1 8 2 4 6 4 9 7 5 1 9 8 9 4 2 1 5 4 7 6 7 2 5 1 9 1 9 5 4 2 9 3 8 2 7 3 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: 15 Good; 18 Very Good; 21 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. 13 A 24 25 26 D Quiz Challenge 1. The armoured tank made its first appearance at which battle? 2. South Africa’s Day of Goodwill is equivalent to which English bank holiday? 3. What is the meaning of the Greek prefix ‘peri’? 4. Sally Carman plays Abi Franklin, a drug-addicted mother, in which TV soap opera? 5. The invention of which product by Isaac Singer in 1852 led to the creation of the concept of hire-purchase? M E R I I V P T I 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 2 4 3 6 9 9 6 7 4 2 6 8 5 2 7 8 7 4 3 2 4 7 1 8 6 6. Which Asian capital city lies at the mouth of the Chao Phraya river? 7. The legends of King Arthur are associated with which Cornish castle? 8. What was the title of Ed Sheeran’s first UK No 1 hit single? 9. Edgbaston is the home of which county cricket club? 10. Steven Spielberg won the Academy Award for Best Director for Schindler’s List and which other film? Hard C LA CY MO RP HN OB DE EA BU NL OD EO MR SO IU OE TY EI RA ER ND H A O E N N D G N E S T U E 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 4 14 8 12 2 1 1 5 3 5 2 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 13 16 21 24 10 17 23 2 23 11 10 ACROSS 1. Score three fewer at the penultimate hole (11) 7. Gifted, having old money (8) 8. Eggs left on the ground (4) 9. Look equal (4) 11. Attacked Edward with malfunctioning popgun first (8) 13. For example, unknown part of the country (5) 14. The way I left with the first tall support (5) 16. Whale unlikely to be able to get under this bridge? (8) 18. Reap other fruit (4) 21. Russian has a turn in the tax office (4) 22. Principal account he makes into a problem (8) 23. Men acted strangely to keep vehicle moving forward (11) 1 9 11 20 26 29 2 18 12 3 20 3 21 27 11 15 22 13 14 21 4 15 QUICK CROSSWORD 4 8 10 22 23 28 13 15 16 DOWN 12 14 20 5 8 18 19 6 7 12 1. Talk on television? (3,6) 2. Girl’s needing energy for the dance (5) 3. Another noun not used by the upper class (3-1) 4. Not liable to grant freedom (6) 5. Devised even if put incorrectly (7,2) 6. Lest the vase was smashed (4) 10. Covered the wall, but not for the first time (9) 12. Discourage payment for a nuclear weapon perhaps (9) 15. Show on the computer monitor (6) 17. Press forward on an impulse (4) 19. Two letters written out for the master of ceremonies (5) 20. Move slowly to the outside (4) 5 15 19 5 24 6 10 16 6 25 7 24 7 17 SOLUTIONS 30 NONAGRAM: emir; emit; impi; item; merit; mire; mite; mitre; peri; permit; pier; prim; prime; PRIMITIVE; privet; remit; rime; ripe; rite; rive; rivet; tier; time; timer; tipi; tire; trim; trip; tripe; viper. Across – Lymph; Under; Yearn. Down – Lousy; Media; Heron. Across – Acorn; Bloom; Tired. Down – Abbot; Odour; Named. (2) FIVE ALIVE: (1) QUICK CROSSWORD: Across – 1 Pirates; 8 Hauteur; 9 Shampoo; 10 West End; 11 Coterie; 14 Cry; 16 Vies; 18 Ogre; 19 Axis; 20 Dive; 21 Saw; 23 Sleeper; 26 Carcass; 28 Ennoble; 29 Spanner; 30 Trilogy. Down – 1 Postcard; 2 Roast; 3 Tapir; 4 Shower; 5 Fuss; 6 Genesis; 7 Grid; 12 Edge; 13 Ices; 15 Yawl; 16 Vile; 17 Sobriety; 18 Overlap; 22 Assert; 24 Ennui; 25 Pablo; 26 Cyst; 27 Aunt. CRYPTIC CROSSWORD: Across – 1 Seventeenth; 7 Talented; 8 Oval; 9 Peer; 11 Oppugned; 13 Egypt; 14 Stilt; 16 Humpback; 18 Pear; 21 Igor; 22 Headache; 23 Advancement. Down – 1 Set speech; 2 Valse; 3 Non-U; 4 Exempt; 5 Thought up; 6 Save; 10 Repapered; 12 Deterrent; 15 Screen; 17 Urge; 19 Emcee; 20 Edge. V A EQUALISER: Clockwise from top left – add; divide; subtract; multiply. Total: 10. WORD PYRAMID: Changed one’s tune. MAGIC SQUARE: pent; Esau; nags; tusk. 26 13 J K 25 12 D S 24 11 H C 23 10 2 7 5 4 9 1 8 6 3 4 3 6 8 2 5 1 7 9 9 8 1 6 3 7 4 5 2 1 6 9 2 4 8 5 3 7 3 5 2 1 7 9 6 8 4 7 4 8 5 6 3 2 9 1 8 9 4 7 1 6 3 2 5 6 2 3 9 5 4 7 1 8 5 1 7 3 8 2 9 4 6 F U 22 9 E M 21 8 X G 20 7 Q Z 19 6 O W 18 5 3 9 1 5 8 7 6 2 4 6 4 8 9 3 2 7 5 1 5 7 2 6 4 1 9 8 3 9 8 7 1 5 4 2 3 6 2 1 5 3 9 6 8 4 7 4 6 3 7 2 8 5 1 9 7 3 6 8 1 5 4 9 2 1 5 4 2 6 9 3 7 8 8 2 9 4 7 3 1 6 5 EASY SUDOKU HARD SUDOKU P N 17 4 I R 16 Y T 15 B L 14 CROSS CODE 1 2 3 QUIZ CHALLENGE: 1 Battle of the Somme; 2 Boxing Day; 3 Round or about; 4 Coronation Street; 5 Sewing machine; 6 Bangkok; 7 Tintagel; 8 Sing; 9 Warwickshire; 10 Saving Private Ryan. ACROSS 1. Sea robbers (7) 8. Arrogance (7) 9. Hair cleanser (7) 10. Area of London (4,3) 11. Clique (7) 14. Weep (3) 16. Competes (4) 18. Fairytale monster (4) 19. Rotational centre (4) 20. Plunge (4) 21. Cutting tool (3) 23. Railway timber (7) 26. Dead body (7) 28. Dignify (7) 29. Wrench (7) 30. Set of three works (7) DOWN 1. Holiday missive (8) 2. Cook in oven (5) 3. Snouted animal (5) 4. Light rainfall (6) 5. Bother (4) 6. First book of Bible (7) 7. Mesh (4) 12. Limit (4) 13. Cold desserts (4) 15. Ship’s small boat (4) 16. Despicable (4) 17. Temperance (8) 18. Cover partially (7) 22. Affirm (6) 24. Boredom (5) 25. ----- Picasso, artist (5) 26. Sac (4) 27. Female relative (4)

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