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Your puzzle challenge CROSS CODE 18 25 2 26 8 4 16 1 9 14 22 17 2 11 22 2 10 11 24 11 9 5 1 16 12 26 9 16 19 13 1 16 5 1 20 9 1 1 5 4 6 12 26 13 1 23 5 1 16 9 19 2 13 1 4 13 13 16 1 26 15 13 22 12 20 13 15 20 26 12 13 1 13 11 9 16 13 1 22 7 11 13 13 1 8 6 16 12 22 21 1 12 15 13 2 16 13 13 3 5 9 19 2 13 13 16 9 2 6 13 26 1 17 9 15 20 7 26 21 11 9 20 1 21 ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 S A 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 PARROT STATES MOVE 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 B 6 4 7 7 2 5 8 6 8 3 1 2 3 9 1 6 5 1 7 9 8 2 9 6 2 5 4 5 3 2 5 8 3 7 6 3 7 4 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: 28 Good; 33 Very Good; 39 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 Bradford Bulls compete in which sport? 2. Alexei Sayle played eccentric landlord Jerzy Balowski in which classic sitcom? 3. What is the job of the ‘gaffer’ on a film set? 4. The upper part of a fraction has what mathematical name? 5. At the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, swimmer Adam Peaty won gold for the 100m breaststroke and what other race? E O F F T C A S U 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 4 7 2 2 4 3 7 8 8 1 6 9 7 9 8 6 7 5 9 8 2 1 3 5 6. For what crime were the Tolpuddle Martyrs transported to Australia in 1834? 7. What B is in the titles of a Supertramp album and a classic film starring Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly? 8. The small custard tarts Pasteis de Nata come from which country? 9. What was the origin of the phrase: “Those who are about to die salute you.”? 10. Tegucigalpa is the capital city of which country? BH IE NR ED DS Hard E OA AI WU VW OA GV EU NE DE HA LN RY AO LT EK YL M O A C C I G D U N A N A T 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 5 10 2 3 2 3 6 12 4 1 7 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 12 14 17 21 20 24 22 2 10 ACROSS 2 3 11 17 21 5. Expel you and me in the book (4) 7. Maid arranged allowance out of respect (10) 8. On top of some of the covers (4) 9. Exercises done as part of the eleven-plus? (5,5) 12. Large number on platform first arranged the event (6) 13. Sailor to get under way, say, and let himself down the rock face (6) 14. Still crackling (6) 16. Piece on board that is for a beginner (6) 17. Magic words used to expose the plant (4,6) 20. Old Testament character found in a thesaurus (4) 21. Unorthodox Australian revelry (10) 22. UK marine detachment (4) 1 8 12 18 26 29 21 2 16 19 13 3 8 14 3 11 20 28 3 15 9 10 QUICK CROSSWORD 21 25 4 13 16 DOWN 15 5 8 11 18 6 12 19 1. Property to come down to earth (4) 2. Some limping Zulu warriors (4) 3. Transferred worker to editor (6) 4. One tucking into pie in the square (6) 5. Alert but stepping on another’s feet? (2,4,4) 6. Doubt whether Greek philosopher is a Frenchman (10) 10. The saint is converted by the opposition (10) 11. Coastal landmark that is highly visible (10) 15. Make new cart with ease, so to speak (6) 16. A sorry arrangement of a string of beads (6) 18. Rod left chopper outside (4) 19. Max returned to make point in test (4) 4 8 10 14 17 22 22 27 30 5 23 15 6 24 26 7 25 SOLUTIONS 31 32 NONAGRAM: acetous; acute; affect; auto; cast; caste; coast; coat; coset; cost; costa; cote; cuesta; cute; east; facet; fact; fast; fate; fatso; faucet; feast; feat; feta; fetus; oast; offcut; offset; oust; outface; sate; saute; scat; scot; scout; scut; scute; seat; sect; seta; soft; softa; staff; stoa; stuff; suet; SUFFOCATE; taco; teff; toea; toff; tofu; tosa; tufa; tuff. Across – Bends; Woven; Yolky. Down – Bawdy; Naval; Sunny. Across – Hired; Vague; Ratel. Down – Hover; Right; Dwell. (2) FIVE ALIVE: (1) QUICK CROSSWORD: Across – 1 Insect; 4 Baltic; 8 Border; 10 Shanty; 11 Route; 12 Rancid; 14 Arrest; 16 Dace; 17 Gear; 19 Slag; 22 Tsar; 26 Unwell; 27 Herein; 28 Lager; 29 Ridged; 30 Marine; 31 Tanner; 32 Shrewd. Down – 1 Inborn; 2 Strand; 3 Cleric; 5 Adhere; 6 Tanker; 7 Coyote; 9 Rode; 10 Stag; 13 Cable; 15 Radar; 18 Turret; 19 Sweden; 20 Allege; 21 Glad; 22 Them; 23 Seraph; 24 Revile; 25 Intend. CRYPTIC CROSSWORD: Across – 5 Oust; 7 Admiration; 8 Over; 9 Daily dozen; 12 Staged; 13 Abseil; 14 Static; 16 Rookie; 17 Open sesame; 20 Esau; 21 Saturnalia; 22 Isle. Down – 1 Land; 2 Impi; 3 Handed; 4 Piazza; 5 On one’s toes; 6 Scepticism; 10 Antithesis; 11 Lighthouse; 15 Create; 16 Rosary; 18 Axle; 19 Exam. I E EQUALISER: Clockwise from top left – multiply; add; divide; subtract. Total: 8. WORD PYRAMID: Cut and come again. MAGIC SQUARE: post; over; seta; tram. 26 13 F R 25 12 X N 24 11 V Y 23 10 6 1 9 5 2 4 7 3 8 3 7 8 6 1 9 5 2 4 5 2 4 3 7 8 9 1 6 8 3 1 7 9 6 4 5 2 4 6 5 2 8 3 1 9 7 2 9 7 1 4 5 8 6 3 7 5 6 4 3 1 2 8 9 9 4 3 8 5 2 6 7 1 1 8 2 9 6 7 3 4 5 O A 22 9 D G 21 8 P K 20 7 B C 19 6 Z U 18 5 6 5 1 9 2 4 7 3 8 3 7 2 1 5 8 4 6 9 4 8 9 6 7 3 2 1 5 8 2 4 3 9 1 6 5 7 5 1 3 4 6 7 9 8 2 7 9 6 2 8 5 3 4 1 1 6 8 7 4 2 5 9 3 2 4 5 8 3 9 1 7 6 9 3 7 5 1 6 8 2 4 EASY SUDOKU HARD SUDOKU W H 17 4 T Q 16 M L 15 J S 14 CROSS CODE 1 2 3 QUIZ CHALLENGE: 1 Rugby League; 2 The Young Ones; 3 Lighting technician; 4 Numerator; 5 Mixed 4 x 100m medley relay; 6 Forming a trade union; 7 Breakfast (in America; at Tiffany’s); 8 Portugal; 9 The Roman gladiators’ address to their emperor; 10 Honduras. ACROSS 1. Six-legged creature (6) 4. European sea (6) 8. Edge (6) 10. Sailor’s song (6) 11. Chosen path (5) 12. Rotten (6) 14. Take into custody (6) 16. Freshwater fish (4) 17. Equipment (4) 19. Smelting waste (4) 22. Russian emperor (4) 26. Ill (6) 27. In this place (6) 28. Light beer (5) 29. Furrowed (6) 30. Nautical (6) 31. Leather worker (6) 32. Astute (6) DOWN 1. Congenital (6) 2. Filament (6) 3. Clergyman (6) 5. Stick firmly (6) 6. Oil-carrying vessel (6) 7. Prairie wolf (6) 9. Went on horseback (4) 10. Male deer (4) 13. Wire (5) 15. Locating system (5) 18. Small tower (6) 19. Scandinavian country (6) 20. Claim (6) 21. Cheerful (4) 22. Those people (4) 23. Angel (6) 24. Vilify (6) 25. Plan (6)

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