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Your puzzle challenge CROSS CODE 23 6 1 25 18 10 11 22 20 19 6 18 21 12 12 6 4 11 7 24 11 14 16 6 26 23 20 11 1 12 4 6 15 1 11 6 9 4 18 24 6 1 11 1 4 5 22 6 23 21 11 19 6 21 6 4 14 26 22 4 6 25 1 1 4 4 7 1 17 2 4 18 1 24 6 20 8 6 1 23 13 6 11 1 11 14 18 6 22 10 6 19 11 7 4 6 3 7 1 17 7 24 11 22 19 13 23 17 18 24 6 14 13 6 20 11 6 18 18 6 20 12 1 23 6 11 ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 A 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 MANY MADE DIVIDEND 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 S 1 8 7 9 9 1 5 3 9 7 7 3 2 1 8 3 1 4 7 6 1 3 4 4 9 7 1 9 8 5 6 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; 28 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. Which state declared itself independent on May 14, 1948? 2. Marlon Brando played a longshoreman in which classic Hollywood film? 3. Olympic athlete Hannah Mills is associated with which discipline? 4. A male horse used for breeding is called the sire; what is the female equivalent? 5. The small piece between the two halves of a peanut is called a what? C R Y I L E B E T 1 8 4 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 4 1 3 9 4 9 8 3 3 7 5 6 4 9 5 2 8 7 6 9 1 5 6. Which cricketing publication was launched in 1864? 7. Where in the human body are the eustachian tubes? 8. The fictional detective Inspector Jacques Clouseau features in which film series? 9. Indian troops annexed which Portuguese colony in 1961? 10. Who was the 2021 winner of the TV cooking competition MasterChef? FS WL OI RO LD Hard R PO BM OU CA SH PE IA CP AS ES KE ML EA LE RT SY R E R I C A F R R C T A I 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 11 12 15 1 2 4 6 2 2 3 1 5 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 11 14 18 22 32 1 24 2 19 ACROSS 1. Lively, like a field of runners perhaps (4,2,5) 9. A Zulu leader on the river in blue (5) 10. A gambler, one who helps in a crime (7) 11. Break off to include king, knight and a pawn (4) 12. Girl, we hear, got learner included as a multilinguist (8) 14. Demand money for former wrong (6) 15 & 18. It’s an almanac of course! (6,8) 20. Turned puns around (4) 22. Making certain king leaves, then following (7) 23. American political group is convening in the desert (5) 24. Devil’s chief characteristic, gold (4-7) 1 9 11 20 26 29 2 18 12 3 13 3 21 27 10 12 16 22 13 14 21 4 10 17 QUICK CROSSWORD 4 8 10 22 23 28 15 DOWN 5 26 21 23 20 6 16 2. Howling singer returns a collection of books (7) 3. Some of the smile eradicated by the sly expression (4) 4. Iris maybe on the bottle (6) 5. It is ordinary to be occurring seven times per week (8) 6. Beat up a student in part of South Africa (5) 7. Member taking rear seat hesitantly (11) 8. Principal character tasting poor cocktail (11) 13. Wave the cereal bowl (8) 16. Laying it on thickly when I’m removing a post (7) 17. Lone cowboy now a Scottish footballer (6) 19. Defeated one left unusually sore (5) 21. Bigot mostly turned to desert (4) 5 15 19 5 24 6 10 16 6 25 7 24 7 8 7 17 SOLUTIONS NONAGRAM: belie; belt; belter; beryl; betel; bile; birl; ceil; celeb; CELEBRITY; celerity; celery; celt; creel; eely; eerily; elect; elite; erectly; leer; leery; leet; liberty; lite; litre; lycée; lyre; lyric; lytic; rebel; reel; relic; relict; relit; rely; reticle; retile; riel; rile; telic; tercel; tile; tiler; treble; trebly; trilby. Across – Flood; Cheap; Leers. Down – Focal; Obese; Dopes. Across – Swirl; Aspic; Malty. Down – Spasm; Impel; Lucky. (2) FIVE ALIVE: (1) QUICK CROSSWORD: Across – 1 Cochlea; 8 Zealous; 9 Ammonia; 10 Languor; 11 Pulsate; 14 Hat; 16 Blot; 18 Ooze; 19 Acre; 20 Nice; 21 Men; 23 Skid lid; 26 Drastic; 28 Umpteen; 29 Twofold; 30 Odyssey. Down – 1 Champion; 2 Camel; 3 Linda; 4 Azalea; 5 Rain; 6 Soluble; 7 USSR; 12 Sloe; 13 Them; 15 Tank; 16 Bred; 17 Tendency; 18 Octagon; 22 Escudo; 24 Imply; 25 Leeds; 26 Date; 27 Trod. CRYPTIC CROSSWORD: Across – 1 Full of beans; 9 Azure; 10 Abetter; 11 Knap; 12 Polyglot; 14 Extort; 15 & 18 Racing calendar; 20 Spun; 22 Ensuing; 23 Oasis; 24 Arch-traitor. Down – 2 Ululant; 3 Leer; 4 Flagon; 5 Everyday; 6 Natal; 7 Backbencher; 8 Protagonist; 13 Brandish; 16 Impasto; 17 Ranger; 19 Loser; 21 Gobi. EQUALISER: Clockwise from top left – subtract; divide; add; multiply. Total: 7. WORD PYRAMID: Aircraft-carrier. C H MAGIC SQUARE: name; avid; mind; eddy. 26 13 M 25 W 12 P R 24 11 T B 23 10 2 1 8 9 6 3 5 4 7 4 9 3 7 8 5 6 2 1 7 5 6 4 1 2 8 3 9 1 2 4 5 7 9 3 6 8 6 8 9 3 4 1 7 5 2 3 7 5 8 2 6 1 9 4 9 6 1 2 5 7 4 8 3 5 4 2 1 3 8 9 7 6 8 3 7 6 9 4 2 1 5 I V 22 9 Y F 21 8 D U 20 7 G E 19 6 S X 18 5 1 8 6 2 7 3 9 5 4 7 9 2 1 4 5 3 6 8 5 4 3 8 6 9 2 7 1 4 7 9 3 2 8 6 1 5 8 3 1 9 5 6 4 2 7 2 6 5 7 1 4 8 9 3 6 1 8 5 3 2 7 4 9 3 5 4 6 9 7 1 8 2 9 2 7 4 8 1 5 3 6 EASY SUDOKU HARD SUDOKU L N 17 4 J Q 16 K Z 15 O A 14 CROSS CODE 1 2 3 QUIZ CHALLENGE: 1 Israel; 2 On the Waterfront; 3 Sailing; 4 The dam; 5 Embryo; 6 Wisden’s Cricketers’ Almanack; 7 The ears; 8 The Pink Panther; 9 Goa; 10 Tom Rhodes. ACROSS 1. Part of ear (7) 8. Very enthusiastic (7) 9. Pungent gas (7) 10. Lethargy (7) 11. Throb (7) 14. Headgear (3) 16. Ink stain (4) 18. Seep (4) 19. Land measure (4) 20. French city (4) 21. Adult males (3) 23. Crash-helmet (inf.) (4,3) 30 26. Extreme (7) 28. Very many (inf.) (7) 29. Dual (7) 30. Greek epic poem (7) DOWN 1. First prizewinner (8) 2. Desert animal (5) 3. ----- Evangelista, ‘80s supermodel (5) 4. Deciduous shrub (6) 5. Precipitation (4) 6. Capable of being solved (7) 7. Soviet Union (init.) (4) 12. Blackthorn fruit (4) 13. Those people (4) 15. Army vehicle (4) 16. Reared (4) 17. Inclination (8) 18. Eight-sided figure (7) 22. Former Portuguese currency (6) 24. Express indirectly (5) 25. Yorkshire city (5) 26. Palm fruit (4) 27. Stepped (4)

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